In October 2019 Dr Maria Pretzler (University of Swansea) delivered a research workshop on Sparta and Argos in the archaic period: how far should we go to reconcile literary and material evidence?
Professor Paul Christesen (Dartmouth) and Professor Paul Cartledge (Cambridge), What's New in Ancient Sparta: Some Archaeological and Epigraphic Reflections on the Spartan Way of Death; Ellen Millender (Reed), Sparta's Spectacular Austerity.
Barbara Caré (Turin/visiting CSPS post-doc fellow; Re-thinking astragali in archaeological contexts: the case-study of the sanctuary of Artemis Orthia at Sparta)
Professor Paul Christesen (Dartmouth; Equestrian competition in classical Sparta: a new interpretation of the Damonon stele); Professor Stephen Hodkinson (Nottingham; ‘koinôniai and the Spartan way of life); Maciej Daszuta (Wroclaw); Why did Herodotus take an ethnographic approach to the Spartans?); Kendell Heydon (Nottingham; The selection of the hippeis in Xenophon's Spartan Constitution and hegemonic masculinity); Dr Andrew Bayliss (Birmingham; Tyrtaeus and Spartan history); Dr Maria Pretzler (Swansea; Small States in the Peloponnesian League: What was in it for them - and for Sparta?)
Kendell Heydon (Nottingham; The selection of the hippeis in Xenophon's Spartan Constitution and hegemonic masculinity); Dr Andrew Bayliss (Birmingham; Tyrtaeus and Spartan history); Dr Maria Pretzler (Swansea; Small States in the Peloponnesian League: What was in it for them - and for Sparta?)
Professor Olga Palagia (Athens; The Amyklaion sculptures in Laconia); Dr Anton Powel (Swansea; Hard power and soft history: Spartan Studies - alchemy or chemistry?); Dr Rosie Harman (UCL; Reading Xenophon); Dr Stella Katsarou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture; Alepotrypa Diros cave); Dr Harikleia Brecoulaki (National Hellenic Research Foundation, Greece; Mycenaean frescoes from Pylos); Dr Rosie Harman (UCL; Reading Xenophon)
Dr Bjorn Forsén (Helsinki; The Artemis Lykoatis sanctuary in Arcadia); Dr Helen Roche (Cambridge; Spartan ideals of self-sacrifice and German military propaganda); Dr Giannis Xydopoulos (Thessaloniki; Macedonians and Southern Greeks); Dr Dimitris Kourkoumelis (Hellenic Ministry of Culture; The Mentor shipwreck)
Professor W.G. Cavanagh (Nottingham; Kouphovouno excavations); Dr Thomas Nielsen (Copenhagen; Coalition fighting in the late archaic and classical Greek world); Dr Dimitris Sakellariou (Hellenic Centre for Marine Research) and Dr Nicholas Flemming (Southampton) on oceonagraphic work at the (now submerged) prehistoric town at Pavlopetri; Dr Jim Roy (Nottingham), Around Mount Lykaion from the Bronze Age to the Roman Empire; Dr Benjamin Millis (Leicester; Early Roman Corinth); Peter Davies (Nottingham; Lakedaimon and Messenia); Dr Philip Davies (Nottingham; Sparta and Plutarch)
Professor Joseph Maran (Heidelberg; The Appropriation of Amber Objects in Mycenaean Greece); Dr Benjamin Grünert (Freiburg; Friendship and patronage in Sparta); Dr Clare Pickersgill (University of Nottingham Museum; The contribution of pottery studies to an understanding of Roman Sparta); Dr Mercourios Georgiadis (Nottingham) and Aris Tsaravopoulos (Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Tourism), Leska on Kythera; Dr Constantinos Paschalidis (National Museum of Athens, The Mycenaean Klauss cemetery)
Aris Tsaravopoulos (Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism; Antikythera excavations); Dr Emily Banou (Peloponnese; The Minoan peak sanctuary at Ayios Georgios tou Vounou on Kythera; Dr Thomas Heine Nielsen (Saxo-Institut, Copenhagen; Athletic contests in ancient Peloponnese); Dr Chysanthi Gallou (Nottingham, Pavlopetri survey); Socrates Koursoumis (Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Tourism, The sanctuaries of Artemis Limnatis and Demiova on Mt Taygetos)
Professor Jan Bremmer (Groningen; The Initiation of Spartan Girls); Dr Hamish Forbes (Nottingham; "So what about the Parthenon?" Identity, monumentality, ethnicity and nationality in a Greek rural community)
Dr Annalisa Paradiso (Basilicata; A new edition of Xenophon’s ‘Constitution of the Lakedaimonians’); Professor Ellen Millender (Reed College; Thucydides and Sparta); Dr Michalis Petropoulos (Hellenic Ministry of Culture; The temple of Artemis Aontia at Rakita, Ano Mazaraki, Achaia); Dr Anna Karapanagiotou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture; Kyparissia: a planned town of the classical period in Arcadia)
Dr Agiati Benardou (King’s College, London; Settlement and Religion in the Classical Corinthia); Dr Katie Demakopoulou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports; The excavations at Midea in the Argolid); Dr Ioannis Fappas (Thessaloniki; Ceremonial Aspects of the Use of Perfumed Oils in the Mycenaean World); Professor Joost Crouwel (Amsterdam; Dutch fieldwork at Geraki (Geronthrai): A study of settlement in the Spartan hinterland); Dr Rachele Dubbini (University of Heidelberg), Agora and Agon in Peloponnesian cities); Anna Banaka (Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports; Workshops of terracotta figurines at ancient Argos from the Archaic to the Hellenistic times); Dr Evi Margaritis (Wiener Lab, ASCSA); Agricultural practices and economy at ancient Corinth).
Professor Paul Cartledge (Cambridge; Sparta on the Silver Screen); Anastasia Panagiotopoulou (Hellenic Ministry of Culture; The mosaics of Roman Sparta)