Föreläsningar och seminarier

The AGORA network begins its fall program with a lecture by Janric Van Rookhuijzen, Leiden University on Wednesday September 16, 16.00-17.30.

Poster seminarium

Janric Van Rookhuijzen works on a major re-interpretation of how the buildings on the Athenian Acropolis are to be identified, which has resulted in a much-noticed article in the American Journal of Archaeology (124, 2020, p. 3-35), ‘The Parthenon Treasury on the Acropolis of Athens’.

His present work regards the “Erechtheion” or Karyatid Temple, and his AGORA-lecture is entitled The Harem in the Parthenon.

Abstract

According to received history, the Karyatid Temple on the Acropolis of Athens (the famous building commonly known as the “Erechtheion”) was, in the city’s first Ottoman period (1458–1687), converted into the dwelling of the harem of the Turkish governor. This statement can be traced to historically dubious information in seventeenth-century travel accounts and is contradicted by the contemporary account of the Acropolis by the Ottoman traveler Evliya Çelebi. A similar story existed already in Antiquity, when the Macedonian warlord Demetrios Poliorketes was supposed to have installed his harem in the Parthenon. I suggest that the harem stories were inspired by the six conspicuous Karyatid statues in the building’s south porch.

Participation

Please contact Louise Schou Therkildsen for questions and registration: Louise.therkildsen@littvet.uu.se


Onsdag den 19 februari får seminariet för antikens kultur och samhällsliv i samarbete med nätverket AGORA besök av två experter på antik grekisk religion. Under temat Purity in Greek ritual norms kommer de att diskutera hur renhetsregler kommer till uttryck i de s.k. rituella normerna, inskrifter som reglerade hur antik grekisk religion utfördes i praktiken.

Seminariet äger rum i Engelska parken, hus 2, rum 0024 (markplanet).

13.15-14.15     Jan-Mathieu Carbon (Collège de France /Université de Liège):  The 'Great Equalizer'?: Time of abstention and purity in Greek ritual norms

14.45-15.45     Irene Salvo (University of Exeter): Inscribed norms on blood pollution and sacred spaces: A reassessment

Poster

Anslå gärna den bifogade postern och sprid till alla intresserade! Ingen förhandsanmälan krävs. För frågor, vänligen kontakta Hedda von Ehrenheim (hedvig.vonehrenheim@antiken.uu.se).


Måndag den 2 december anordnar AGORA-nätverket en föreläsning med Dr. Giulia Maria Chesi, Humbolt Universität, Berlin. Hon kommer att anlägga ett annorlunda perspektiv på Homeros, nämligen teknik. Föreläsningen har den spännande titeln The Trojan horse and the paradox of technology.

Evenemanget äger rum i Engelska parken, 2-K1024, kl. 15.15-17.00.

Poster