School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University


House, Settlement and Society in the Aegean and Beyond

early Archaic houses at Lathouresa

Cardiff University, 17-21 April 2001

block of Classical houses at Piraeus

The Proceedings of the conference have now been published (October 2007).

The conference explored a range of approaches to the built environment of the Mediterranean world from the Neolithic through to the Hellenistic period, with the aim of relating archaeological evidence to the wider historical context. It provided a valuable opportunity for specialists in a wide range of periods to exchange ideas and information about new developments in the subject: the papers ranged in date from the Neolithic period to the late Roman Empire, crossing the conventional divide between prehistoric and Classical archaeology, and geographically far beyond the Aegean, from Italy to North Africa, Egypt and the Black Sea.

The principal themes included:

Full conference programme and abstracts.

The conference was sponsored by the British School at Athens, who will be publishing the proceedings in the series BSA Studies. Further information about the conference volume. We would also like to acknowledge the support of the British Academy and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

The conference was part of the British Academy/AHRB-funded project Strategies, Structures and Ideologies of the Built Environment.

CONFERENCE ORGANISERS: Ruth Westgate, Nick Fisher, James Whitley, Shelley Hales, Christina Hatzimichael
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This page is maintained by Ruth Westgate. Last updated: 17 October 2007. Images © A. Mazarakis Ainian, W. Hoepfner & E.-L. Schwandner.