NEWS: Milesian Elite Responses to Persia

An article on the context of the Ionian Revolt (499-493 B.C.) by Alan M. Greaves (University of Liverpool), John Brendan Knight (University of Liverpool), and Françoise Rutland (University of Liverpool) is now available online via JSTOR. Ionian Revolt: Sardis Campaign. Source: Eric Gaba, Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 3.0). No changes made. This extensive article, titled …

EVENT: Fifth Talk of Liverpool’s Work in Progress Seminar Series (Wednesday 15th March)

The Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology department at the University of Liverpool is delighted to announce the fifth talk for the Work in Progress (WiP) seminar series. Façade of the Celsus library, in Ephesus, near Selçuk, west Turkey. Source: Benh LIEU SONG, 2010, Wikimedia Commons,  Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (no changes made). Dr Paolo Costa …

EVENT: Gina Coulthard Memorial Lecture (13th January 2023)

The University of London are hosting a memorial lecture dedicated to Gina Coulthard, the former British Institue at Ankara (BIAA) London Administrator and manager of several BIAA publications. The event is to take place on Friday 13th January 2023. The lecture is to be given by Jane Rempel (University of Sheffield), and will focus on …

EVENT: Monetising Ancient Economies Workshop (1st-2nd December 2022)

Lydia and Ionia were the earliest adopters of coinage. A workshop on the monetisation of the ancient economy in Liverpool, which includes papers on Asia Minor, will explore new ways of researching and conceptualising the huge economic and societal implications of the introduction of money. liverpool-ancient-economies-shortDownload

EVENT: International Herodotus Workshop, Bodrum (2nd-4th November 2022)

As part of the ‘Herodotos of Halikarnassos Week’, the Bodrum Municipality will be holding an international workshop on Herodotus. This event, hosted by the Bodrum Municipality, and organised by Professor Mustafa H. Sayar of Istanbul University, will be taking place at the Herodotus Cultural Center, in Bodrum, Türkiye. The workshop will be attended by 23 …

NEWS: Black Sea Connections and Settlement Continuity (Klazomenai 2019-2021)

Speaking at the annual Archaeology Symposium, held in Denizli this year, Prof. Yaşar Ersoy presented a summary of the latest excavation and artefact studies from his on-going excavations at the Ionian city of Klazomenai. As with many excavation sites across Turkey, activities were largely limited to depot work by the COVID pandemic. In 2020 Prof. …

REVIEW: Philipp Niewöhner (ed.) Miletus/Balat: Urbanism and Monuments from the Archaic to Ottoman Periods.

Anyone who has ever read Herodotus’ tales of archaic Miletus can’t help but be disappointed when they visit its ruins; but no one who buys this guide to those ruins will be disappointed by this smashing little book. Edited by the former director of excavations himself, with contributions by an impressive array of academics, it …

EVENT: Migrations in Iron Age Western Anatolia workshop

The Institute for Classic Archaeology at the University of Vienna is pleased to announce a one-day workshop Migrations in Iron Age Western Anatolia, organised as part of the Migration and the Making of the Ancient Greek World, a European Research Council funded project at the University of Vienna. The workshop will be structured as a series of …