12th international congress on Medieval & Modern mediterranean ceramics (Atenas, Octubre 2018)

26/9/17

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12th INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON MEDIEVAL & MODERN PERIOD MEDITERRANEAN CERAMICS
FIRST CIRCULAR

Athens (Greece), 21st-27 October 2018


The International Association for the Study of Medieval and
Modern period Mediterranean Ceramics (AIECM3) is an
international society which promotes and reinforces the
study of medieval and modern period pottery in the
Mediterranean. It was established in 1992 (as the AIECM2)
at the initiative of a group founding researchers
from different Mediterranean countries.

In 2012, on the occasion of the Silvès meeting, it was
decided to enlarge the organization’s research field to
include the study of ceramics of the modern era, and leading
to it being renamed the AIECM3. The society organizes
triennial plenary Congresses and occasional thematic
meetings, and ensures the regular publication of the Acts.
The aim of these conferences is to present the cutting edge
of research in every special field that is part of the
wider context of medieval and modern ceramics but also to
draw general conclusions from the study of the societies
that produced, exported, imported and ultimately consumed
these ceramics. For this reason, thematic axes are selected
to facilitate the inclusion of lectures in more general
thematic groups and the drawing of the final conclusions.
The next Congress will take place in Athens from October
21st to October 27, 2018.

The Congress is organized by the Department of Archaeology
and the History of Art of the National and Kapodistrian
University of Athens with the participation of the National
Hellenic Research Foundation (Institute of Historical
Research), the French School at Athens and the Centre for
the Study of Modern Ceramics (G. Psaropoulos family
Foundation). In the frame of the Congress, exhibitions of
Medieval and Modern Ceramics and workshops will be
organized.

The General Themes of the next Congress will be:
- Workshops and ceramic technology
- Ceramology and archaeometry
- Pottery as a factor of commercial exchanges and
shipwrecks
- Pottery as factor of social cohesion or differentiation
- New discoveries

Scholars willing to participate to the Congress with a
20’lecture or a poster are kindly requested to complete the
Registration Form and return it before November 15, 2017
to aiecm3athens2018@arch.uoa.gr .

The Congress fee will be 50 euros (25 for students) and
cover the Congress Program and Abstracts, attendance at
sessions and coffee-brakes, entrance to the receptions,
exhibitions, workshops and a daily excursion to Thebes and
Chalkis. Details about the fee payment and proposals for
the accommodation of the participants will follow with the
2nd circular.

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