44th International Mediterranean Survey Workshops, 28-29 April 2023

International Mediterranean Survey Workshops, 28-29 April 2023

Date: 28-29 April 2023

Location: Exhibition hall (Expositiezaal), University of Groningen and online

Credits: 1 ECT

The semi-annual International Mediterranean Survey workshops have, since 2001, brought together an expanding circle of field survey practitioners and students from Europe (and occasionally, elsewhere) for the presentation of research plans and results, and free-ranging discussion of issues of interest. Having started out in the Low Countries, the workshops have since been held alternately in many countries of Mediterranean Europe – Spain, Italy, Turkey, France and Croatia – as well as in Austria and Germany. The e-mail distribution list, managed at Groningen, currently holds some 350 names. Meetings are very informal, no publication is expected, and presentations by junior researchers and students are particularly encouraged.

The 44th IMSW meeting will take place at the University of Groningen (Netherlands) on Friday 28th and Saturday 29th April 2019 and is hosted by the research group of Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology at the Groningen Institute of Archaeology, headed by prof. Peter Attema. The venue is the Exhibition hall (Expositiezaal) in the Faculty of Arts & Law building in the centre of town – see attached document below. This event can also be joined online through: https://meet.google.com/xyy-rpij-dgx. However, please note that you can only claim credits if you are joining the event in physical form.

The program consists of four sessions that have the usual 20 minute paper followed by 10 minutes discussion format. Please note that there is still room for a few late papers! Please contact Martijn van Leusen if you would like to know more about this.

Preliminary program

Friday 28 April

10.30 – 11.00: welcome with coffee and cake in the foyer outside the Exposition Hall

Session 1: Recent and planned work

11.00: Survey work around Göbekli Tepe, Southeastern Turkey – 2022 (ONLINE) – Devrim Sönmez (Koç University, İstanbul – German Archaeological Institute, İstanbul Branch)

11.30: RELOAD. A new project in Northern Tuscany: updates towards the 2023 field survey campaign – Valentina Limina (UC Louvain), Marco Cavalieri (UC Louvain), Simonetta Menchelli (University of Pisa)

12.00: The impact of Rome in central-western Iberia (2nd century BC-1st century AD): Approaches and challenges for a Landscape Archaeology study – Fernando Menéndez-Marsh (University of Groningen)

12.30: Follow-up on the SEMAFORA project: building a Linked Open Survey Data pool – Martijn van Leusen, Tymon de Haas (University of Groningen), George Bruseker (Takin.solutions) & Sjoerd Siebinga (Delving.eu)

13.00 -14.30: lunch break

Session 2: Comparing and integrating survey data

14.30: Integrating non-invasive approaches in the study of a centuriated landscape: recent work in the Pontine Marshes – Tymon de Haas (University of Groningen)

15.00: Counting Sherds from Waldling – Comparison of Find Assemblages from a Roman Villa in Upper Austria – Lana Marie Boroch, Günther Schörner (Department of Classical Archaeology, University Vienna)

15.30: Intermezzo: Survey Planning, Allocation, Costing and Evaluation (SPACE) Project: Developing a Tool to Help Archaeologists Conduct More Effective Surveys (ONLINE) – Ted Banning (University of Toronto), Steven Edwards (Nova Scotia Community College), Isaac Ullah (San Diego State University)

16.00 – 16:40: coffee/tea break

16.40: One problem in merging survey data across scales (ONLINE) – Damjan Donev (Institute of National History, Skopje)

17:10: Athenian Tomb Reliefs, Landscape Archaeology and Demography – Johannes Bergemann (University of Goettingen)

Social dinner 19.30 (location to be decided)

Saturday 29 April

Session 3: Dealing with legacy data

9.30:  Re-weaving the ancient landscape of pre-Roman inner Sabina: new survey and legacy data – Dario Monti (UCLouvain)

10.00: The perils of analysing old survey data: the case of the Valley of the Muses, Greece – John Bintliff (em., University of Edinburgh)

11.00 – 11.30: coffee/tea break

11.30: Insights into Roman Gentrification, emerging from the ERC ‘Empire of 2000 Cities’ project -Peter de Graaf (Leiden University)

12.00: A Historian’s Reflection – Wim Jongman (em., University of Groningen)

12.30 – 13.00: closing discussion

See this document for the abstracts and more information about the venue.

Credits: ARCHON members can receive 1 ECT attending the conference physically and for presenting a paper or handing in a reflection report afterwards.

Registration: Please send an email to Martijn van Leusen and inform him that you are an ARCHON member.