FIRST CIRCULAR

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PER TERRAM, PER MARE
Production and Transport of Roman Amphorae in the
Eastern Mediterranean
Nicosia, Cyprus, 12-15 April 2013
 
An international conference organized by
the Roman Amphorae from Cyprus (ROMACY)* project and
the Maritime Archaeology Research (M.A.RE) Lab
Archaeological Research Unit, Department of History and Archaeology,
University of Cyprus
 
First Circular – Invitation for papers


The aim of the conference is to provide an in-depth and multi-faceted approach to amphora studies and to produce a synthesis of the data obtained from recent research in the eastern Mediterranean. The intention is to bring together specialists from various fields in order to exchange ideas and communicate results on issues relating to the nature of amphora production and trade. The topics that will be addressed range from typology, archaeometry and seaborne trade to statistical analysis and theoretical perspectives.
The conference will comprise oral presentations and workshops, including the demonstration of manufacturing techniques in a pottery workshop, the examination of the finds from an amphora kiln-site and the inspection of thin-sections of eastern amphorae identified in Cyprus. The objective is to achieve a practical understanding of the issues that will be examined during the sessions and to stimulate further discussion. The programme will include excursions to a number of archaeological sites.

English will be the official language of the conference.

We invite specialists and researchers to submit titles and abstracts (300 words maximum) for a presentation related to one of the following broad themes:
• Amphora typology
• Petrography and geochemical properties
• Modes of production
• Seaborne trade
• Shipwrecks
• Amphora Contents and Capacities

All abstracts must be written in English and must be submitted as a Microsoft Word or PDF document.
The applications need to state:
Full Name
Title and Affiliation
Country
Postal Address
Electronic Address

Please send your application no later than 30 November 2012 to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Due to logistical reasons, it is important to publish the conference proceedings by 2014. All speakers are therefore kindly requested to provide the first draft of their papers no later than 15 March 2013.

Further information on the conference programme and fees will be provided in the second circular.

*The Roman Amphorae from Cyprus (ROMACY) project (DIDAKTOR/06/09/62) is co-financed by the European Development Funds and the Republic of Cyprus through the Research Promotion Foundation (RPF).

SECOND CIRCULAR

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PER TERRAM, PER MARE
Production and Transport of Roman Amphorae in the
Eastern Mediterranean
Nicosia, Cyprus, 12-15 April 2013
 
An international conference organised by
the Roman Amphorae from Cyprus (ROMACY) * project and
the Maritime Archaeology Research (M.A.RE) Lab
Archaeological Research Unit, Department of History and Archaeology,
University of Cyprus

Second Circular – General Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Organising Committee would like to inform the scientific community that the deadline for the submission of abstracts to the PTPM Conference is now closed. The Organising Committee is thankful for the interest shown towards the Conference, reflected in the number and range of contributions, which touch all the topics stated in the first circular. We are confident that the aims of the conference will be fully achieved, as the contributions of specialists from various fields will undoubtedly enable a synthesis of the data obtained from recent research in the eastern Mediterranean. The end-product will be the increased knowledge on the nature of amphora studies, production and trade in this part of the Empire, as well as between the eastern and western Mediterranean.

General information is provided below, concerning certain practical matters and the publication of the proceedings.

We are looking forward to welcoming you all in Cyprus,

The Organising Committee

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Agenda
The conference will comprise oral presentations, practical workshops, and an excursion.

Venue
The conference will take place at the Archaeological Research Unit (12 Gladstone street, Nicosia).

Papers
Oral presentations should not exceed 15 minutes, due to the large number of contributions and the need to include in the programme all the workshops promised in the first circular.
Participants are encouraged to use PowerPoint, and to submit their presentation to the conference secretary at registration.

Language
English will be the official language of the conference.

Publication
As stated in the first circular, for logistical reasons, it is imperative that the conference proceedings are published by 2014.
Deadline for the submission of papers for publication: All speakers are kindly requested to provide the first draft of their paper no later than 30 April 2013.
Language: English.
Word limit: max. 6000 words (bibliography included).
Number of figures: 4 in black and white (only 1 can be published in colour, unless the figures comprise thin-sections).
Further details on the publisher and the guidelines of publication will be sent to you shortly.

Fees
There will be no registration fees.

PTPM Website
The PTPM Conference website can be accessed at:

Please visit the website for information on accommodation, and other general information. The Conference programme and the abstracts will also be uploaded on the website. For this reason, please return the attached abstract with your corrections within the next five days.

Further details on the sessions, the Conference programme, and the publication will be provided in the third circular.