The European Meeting on Ancient Ceramics is a biennial conference convening scholars and young researchers with diverse academic backgrounds both from humanities and science. The scope of the meeting is to promote interdisciplinary and integrated studies of ancient ceramics covering various aspects from production, dissemination and use, and up to post-depositional alteration and conservation. Methodological developments, new approaches and scientific progress are presented in terms of analytical and measuring techniques, data processing and interpretation.
The main topics, but not exclusive, are:
- Methodological developments
- Dating of ceramics
- Production, dissemination and consumption
- Slips and glazes
- Technical ceramics
- Ceramics as building materials
- Vessel function and vessel use
- Raw material studies
- Pottery kilns
- Alteration and conservation
Registration and Venue
The 13th EMAC will be heldin Athens from the 24th to 26th of September 2015. All oral sessions will take place in the auditorium of the Acropolis Museum, on the main entrance level of the main building. Registration will take place next to the auditorium from 8.15am on Thursday morning, but will also be available throughout the meeting. Please make sure that you arrive at the Museum early enough on Thursday morning to avoid queues and long waiting times.
Poster sessions will take place at the British School at Athens (BSA) in the afternoon of Friday 25th. Lunch of that day will be offered at the British School (BSA) garden, followed by the poster sessions (see programme). You will be given more detailed information on relevant arrangements on that day. A leaflet with a map of the BSA campus and information on the spatial organisation of the poster sessions, will be available in your conference bag.
Coffee breaks and lunches will be served in the cafeteria on entrance level floor, which will be closed to the general public during the allocated times (see programme) for the benefit of the EMAC participants. Upon registration you will be given a number of lunch tickets; please ensure that you have the appropriate ticket with you when visiting the cafeteria.
As the conference programme is quite full, we ask all those presenting papers not to exceed the allocated time and for the chairpersons to be strict with time keeping. This will be crucial for the success of the conference. Each oral presentation must be no longer than 12 minutes, immediately following which there will be an additional three minutes for questions. At the end of each session an extra slot of 15 minutes has been allocated for more questions and some general thematic discussion. Also make sure that you upload your power-point presentations to the PC in the auditorium during the preceding interval. The speakers of the first session on Thursday 24th are kindly requested to arrive early enough to upload their presentations to ensure that the conference makes a prompt start.
Printed posters must be handed to the registration desk at any time during Thursday. Please make sure that your poster(s) are clearly marked on the poster tube with the name of the first author and the correct poster number (see programme). There will be two poster sessions on Friday afternoon, first at 14:45 and the second at 17:15. Although all posters of both sessions will be displayed together, authors are requested to stand beside their posters during their designated poster session. At the end of both poster sessions the authors are kindly asked to remove their posters.
The easiest and fastest way to move around Athens centre is by the Metro. Both venues are located very near Metro stations. The Acropolis Museum is located at Acropolis station, on line 2 (red line: Anthoupoli – Elliniko), and the entrance is a few meters away from the station exit.
The British School at Athens (52 Souidias street) is located near Evangelismos station, on line 3 (blue line: Agia Marina – Doukissis Plakentias/Airport). To travel from the Acropolis Museum to the British School at Athens, take the Metro at Acropolis station, (direction Anthoupoli), change at the first stop (Syntagma), for line 3 (blue) in the direction of Doukissis Plakentias/Airport. Evangelismos station is the first one after Syntagma. Follow the exit signs for Vass. Sofias / Evangelismos Hospital, and the School is 5 min walk slightly uphill. The campus is located next to the north end of the hospital. There is a map of the area and the Metro network in the leaflet for the poster sessions.
The welcome reception will take place in the cafeteria of the Acropolis Museum, located on the entrance level, where coffee and lunch will be served.
The conference dinner will take place in the gardens of the Byzantine and Christian Museum (Vassilissis. Sofias Avenue 22), located near Evangelimos Metro station (line 3); follow exit signs for Vass. Sofias / Rizari (http://www.byzantinemuseum.gr/en/). It will be an open-air (we hope) event and since it is end of September, it should be a bit cooler at night.
Open wireless internet access (WiFi) will be provided at the Acropolis Museum and BSA campus.
- Regular registration: 200 €
- Regular registration: 150 €
Registration fees include conference material, book of abstracts, coffee breaks and lunches. Details about the publication of the proceedings will be given in our next circular.