The 12th INTERNATIONAL AEGEAN CONFERENCE
The context of feasting includes the use of courts and palaces, tombs, elite houses, extra-urban sanctuaries, and other special buildings that served as feasting centers, interpretations of feasting representations and feasting as metaphor in iconography as well as in Bronze Age texts, paraphernalia, and deposits - including floral, faunal and residue remains as well as pottery and discussions of consumption patterns. There is also interest in the symbolic, religious (such as sacrifice & warfare), economic (mobilizing resources), social (forming relationships or identity), ethnic identity (Aegean consumption practices abroad, such as Mycenaean IIIC1b feasting ware), and ideological aspects (legitimation of elite identities or promotion of community bonds) of feasting.
The Conference is being organized by the University of Melbourne, the University of Liège and the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens. The proceedings of the conference will be published in Aegaeum. Annales d'archéologie égéenne de l'Université de Liège.
Registration form for non-participant-Spectator:
Non-participant-Spectator Attendance Registration Form
To return to Louise Hitchcock by 10 March 2008 at the latest
Map of the University of Melbourne
Organizing Committee :
Louise HITCHCOCK (University of Melbourne)
Robert LAFFINEUR (Université de Liège)
Janice CROWLEY (Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens)
Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens (AAIA)
Australasian Society for Classical Studies (ASCS)
Classical Association of Victoria (CAV)
Ian Potter Foundation
Institute for Aegean Prehistory (INSTAP)