3rd CSPS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
"SACRED LANDSCAPES IN THE PELOPONNESE
FROM PREHISTORY TO POST-BYZANTINE TIMES"
Sparti, 30 March - 1 April 2012
In collaboration with the 5th Ephorate of Byzantine Studies (EBA) under the auspices of the Municipality of Sparti.
The sacred in all its expressions – religious architecture, holy places, sacred art, creed, myth and legend, etc. – has throughout history been located in and responded to the natural and cultural landscape. The aim of the 3rd CSPS International Conference is to bring together scholars to discuss sacred landscapes in the Peloponnese from prehistory to post-Byzantine times with a focus on the following themes:
1. Sacred landscapes, identity/ethnicity
2. The Sacred in the natural landscape and seascape
3. ‘Sacred’ economies and the ownership of land
4. Setting of the sacred in art, literature, folklore and mythology
5. Pollution and purity and their spatial configuration
6. Ritual performance in its setting
7. Pilgrimage and movement through the landscape
Registration Form and Call For Papers
International Symposium for the Cultural & Environmental Heritage and Landscape
“Cape Malea: From the Homeric to Modern Landscape”
30 April (conference), 1 May (hike to recently restored lighthouse of Cape Malea) 2010
This symposium aspires to bring together - for the first time - scholars from diverse disciplines (archaeologists, classicists, folklorists, anthropologists, geologists etc.), the local governmental authorities and members of non-governmental organisations with the aim to launching the discussion on the protection, management and promotion of the cultural and environmental landscape of the Malea peninsula. The delegates will also sign a Declaration for the Protection and Promotion of the Landscape of Cape Malea.
Venue: Conference Centre “Petra” in Monemvasia, Laconia
Programme in English
Programme in Greek
Invitation in English
Invitation in Greek
ACCOMMODATION in MONEMVASIA
Fountoulakis apartments +302732061444
TRAVEL FROM ATHENS TO MONEMVASIA
For those wishing to travel to Monemvasia by coach, please check the link below for scheduled timetables:
Contact numbers for the Coarch stations: (+30) 210 5124913 (Athens-Kifisos)
(+30) 27320 61432 (Monemvasia)
CSPS 1ST POSTGRADUATE CONFERENCE
‘Understanding the Peloponnese: Work-in-Progress’
The first two-day international and interdisciplinary conference on ongoing research on the Peloponnese will be held at the University of Nottingham under the initiative of 3 PhD students (Departments of Archaeology and Classics) and under the auspices of the Centre for Spartan and Peloponnesian Studies (CSPS).
It will be inaugurated on Friday, 11th of March 2011 by the annual CSPS lecture of Dr. Chrysanthi Gallou on ‘Investigating the world’s oldest submerged town: Pavlopetri in Laconia’, celebrating the fifth anniversary of the launch of the CSPS in 2006. On Saturday the 12th PhD students in the fields of Archaeology and Classics from the University of Nottingham and other Universities across UK and Europe will present their research on the Peloponnese in a whole day workshop.
Main aims are the inter-departmental presentation and discussion of research undertaken by PhD students in this area, focusing on themes such as: burials and landscape, social identity, citizenship and hierarchy, religion and culture. At the same time the development of teamworking and communication skills amongst the participants will be enhanced likewise to the exchange of ideas on a topic of common interest while the feedback provided will be useful for each individual’s research.
Map of University Park
Childhood and Education: a View from the past
17-19 September 2010
The Society for the Study of Childhood In the Past 4th International Conference. Hosted by the University of Nottingham and the Municipality of Sparti.
Prof. Steve Hodkinson was awarded Honorary Citizenship of Sparta on the first day.
Venue: The Central Public Library of Sparti, Greece
Honouring the Dead in the Peloponnese
23-25 April 2009
Prof. Bill Cavanagh was awarded Honorary Citizenship of Sparta on the first day.
Session titles: Death and Social Persona I, II & III, Heroes and Cult I, II & III, Death Rites and Communal Identity, Remembering the Dead in Byzantine and Modern Times, Ancestry and the Ancestors, Mourning and Lament, Memorials and Memory I, II & III, The Glorious Dead, Inclusion and Exclusion, Posters.
Venue: Sparta Public Library Building/University of Peloponnese Building, Sparta
31st March-1st April 2007
This was the first CSPS sponsored conference. Its central theme looked at developments of Prehistoric, Classical, Roman, Byzantine and modern times that promoted or hindered the cultural and economic integration of the Peloponnese and its inhabitants’ sense of a shared identity.
Venue: University of Nottingham