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The ruins still echo their steps — The material and immaterial circulation in Greek monuments (7th century-31 BC)

Les ruines résonnent encore de leurs pas — La circulation matérielle et immatérielle dans les monuments grecs (VIIe siècle. - 31 a.C.).

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Published on Monday, August 08, 2016 by Céline Guilleux

Summary

Studies on Greek monuments are rarely confronted with socio-historical works. However, new researches tend to prioritize interdisciplinarity. When these programs seem mainly concerned with monumental complexes and outdoor spaces, our workshop wants to focus on material and immaterial circulations inside public and religious buildings in the Greek world, from archaic times to the early Roman Empire.

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Argument

Studies on Greek monuments are rarely confronted with socio-historical works. However, new researches tend to prioritize interdisciplinarity, for instance « Gestes techniques, gestes rituels, pratiques sociales » of the Ausonius Institut (UMR 5607) of Bordeaux Montaigne University and the common program of the EFR/EFA (French schools at Rome and Athens) « Des Espaces et des Rites : pour une archéologie du culte dans les sanctuaires du monde ». When these programs seem mainly concerned with monumental complexes and outdoor spaces, our workshop wants to focus on material and immaterial circulations inside public and religious buildings in the Greek world, from archaic times to the early Roman Empire.

Material circulation is about furniture as well as people and means the analysis of the indoor arrangement and conditions of moving. Were there a direction of traffic and some privileged accesses ? Which were the spaces endowed with forbidden or restricted access ? How has this thesis been established ? Were the monuments continuously used ? In semi-public monuments, how could the transition between private and public spaces be clear ? Was the decorative program closely related to the circulation ? Why move objects ? 

The immaterial circulation covers the course of sound, air and light. The acoustic study will see how both the audience and the sound producer were placed. We will see how and why the air was moving around (smoke evacuation, sanitary aeration, conservation strategy). As for light, we will see how it could be pointed, shaded, and adjusted for ritual and/or aesthetic purpose.

These subjects will be studied through textual, epigraphic, archeological, iconographic and historical evidences.

Submission guidelines

Please send paper proposals (250 words, in French or in English) and a short bio

before September, 1st, 2016

to colloque[dot]circulation(at)gmail[dot]com

Scientific Commitee

  • Isabelle Cartron (MCF - Archéologie médiévale et responsable de l’axe « Gestes » - Université Bordeaux Montaigne) 
  • Laurence Cavalier (MCF - Histoire de l’art et archéologie antique - Bordeaux Montaigne)
  • Jacques des Courtils (Pr. - Histoire de l'art et archéologie antique - Bordeaux Montaigne)
  • Marietta Dromain (Doctorante - Archéologie - Bordeaux Montaigne)
  • Audrey Dubernet (Doctorante - Histoire de l'art - Bordeaux Montaigne)
  • Pierre Fröhlich (Pr. - Histoire grecque - Université Bordeaux Montaigne)
 

Places

  • Archéoôple d'Aquitaine - 8, esplanade des Antilles
    Pessac, France (33)

Date(s)

  • Thursday, September 01, 2016

Keywords

  • architecture, monument, circulation

Contact(s)

  • Audrey Dubernet
    courriel : colloque [dot] circulation [at] gmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Audrey Dubernet
    courriel : colloque [dot] circulation [at] gmail [dot] com

To cite this announcement

« The ruins still echo their steps — The material and immaterial circulation in Greek monuments (7th century-31 BC) », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, August 08, 2016, https://calenda.org/374571

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