The Cultural Aspects of Rivers

, par Jean-Michel Colas

Colloque du 28 septembre au 1er octobre 2017
Istanbul (French Institute of Anatolian Studies) – Enez (Enez Excavations Directorate), Turkey


Thursday 28th September 2017 – Arrival of the participants 

20h Dinner

Friday 29th September 2017 1st Day of Workshop, French Institute of Anatolian Studies
9h30 Welcoming speeches on behalf of the co-organising institutions Bayram Balci, Director of the French Institute of Anatolian Studies Sait Baçaran, Director of the Ainos excavations Anca Dan, Labex TransferS CNRS-ENS Paris, on behalf of the co-organisers Dominique Kassab Tezgör, Nino Inaishvili, Stéphane Lebreton
9h45 1st Working Session – On the Edge of Europe : from Hebros to Meriç
Moderator & Discussant : Dominique Kassab Tezgör & Sümer Atasoy
9h45-10h05 Sait Baçaran, Anca Dan : Hebros, the River-God
10h05-10h25 Mustafa Sayar : Historical Geography of the Hebros Valley
10h25-10h45 Şahın Yildrim : Hadrianopolis, the City at the Intersection of the Rivers
10:45-11:15 Discussion
11h15 Coffee break
11h45 2nd Working Session – Between Asia and Asia Minor : Cilician and Near Eastern Rivers Moderator & Discussant : Aksel Tibet & Bülent Öztürk
11h45-12h05 Sevilay Yildiz : River Transportation in Cilicia and Amuq in the 2nd Millennium BC
12h05-12h25 Eric Jean : Between Forest and Coast : Why should we talk about the flotation of logs in protohistoric Cilicia
12h25-12h45 Discussion
12h45 Lunch in the French Institute of Anatolian Studies 
14h30 3rd Working Session – Perceptions and Representations of Western Asiatic Rivers
Moderator & Discussant : Stéphane Lebreton & Helmut Brückner
14h30-14h50 Richard Talbert : Rivers as Pre-Modern Cartographic Challenge : The Case of Asia Minor
14h50-15h10 Benett Salway : Rivers as Political and Cultural Frontiers between the Provinces of Roman Asia Minor
15h10-15h30 Catherine Saliou : The Antiochean Orontes : A City and its River, Realities and Legends
15h30-16h Discussion
16h Coffee break
16h30 4th Working Session – Cults and Traditions, from the 2nd Millennium until Today
Moderator & Discussant : Nino Inaisvili & Dominique Cabaret
16h30-16h50 Stéphanie Anthonioz : Crossing Rivers in Antiquity : A Sign of Conquest and Victory
16h50-17h10 Yiğit Erbil : Performing Imperial Cult : The Archaeological Survey of Fasıllar and its Contribution to Hittite Cult Practices
17h10-17h30 İlgi Gerçek : Treaty, Ritual, Ordeal : Rivers in Hittite Anatolia
17h30-18h Discussion
18h Conclusion Anca Dan, Dominique Kassab Tezgör, Nino Inaishvili, Stéphane Lebreton
19h Dinner

Saturday 30th September 2017
2nd Day of Workshop, Excursion to Enez (Ainos)
8h Departure for Enez by bus, from the French Institute / Taksim
13h Arrival at the hotel of the Istanbul University ; lunch in Enez, at the Excavation House, Campus of the Istanbul University
15h-18h Visits on the archaeological sites of Ainos with Sait Başaran : Genovese castle, “Interior harbor”, Necropoleis, Roman Road Presentation of the historical geography of Ainos : Helmut Brückner
19h-20h Dinner at the Excavation House, on the Campus of the Istanbul University
20h-21h30 Evening lecture “Ainos and its Environs : archaeological, historical and geoscientific perspectives” by Sait Baçaran, Helmut Brückner, Anca Dan, Stefan Kanwiese, Gülnur Kurap, A. Bahar Mergen, Anna Pint, Thomas Schmidts, Martin Seeliger
21h30 Discussions and drinks

Sunday 1st October 2017
– Return to Istanbul 08:30 Departure from Ainos/Enez 

Organizing committee
_ Anca Dan Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique École normale supérieure, labex TransferS, Paris
_ Sait Baçaran Istanbul University, Professor Emeritus Director of the Ainos excavations
_ Dominique Kassab Tezgör Bilkent University, Ankara
_ Nino Inaishvili Niko Berdzenishvili Institute Shota Rustaveli State University, Batumi
_ Stéphane Lebreton Université d’Artois, Arras

Colloque Istanbul 28-09-1er-10-2017