International Workshop “Homage to Antioch Mosaics : Current Stand and Perspectives” Hatay Mustafa Kemal University, Antakya, Turkey 8 - 10 April 2020

Call for papers

Last modification : 24 September 2019

Antioch and its neighboring sites are home to one of the largest and most spectacular group of mosaics from the Roman Period. These were initially revealed during the Franco-American expeditions (1932-1939) and are currently in display in more than 30 different collections. Dating between the 2nd and 6th centuries AD, they cover a time-span of over 400 years without interruption, and provide valuable
information on the development of mosaic art in the Eastern Meditarranean. Besides the monumental publication of Doro Levi, Antioch mosaics have been subject to numerous books and articles, and are still regarded as one of the fixed dating-points in mosaic research.
Recent excavations carried out in Antioch and its vicinity continue to reveal new mosaics, which can be studied within their original context, and provide evidence for a healthier analysis and reevaluation of the finds from earlier excavations. Therefore, 80 years after the completion of the Franco-American expediton in Antioch, ARSAMER (Research Center for Archaeology and Art History) of Hatay Mustafa Kemal University is organizing an international workshop in Antakya, with the collaboration of Hatay Provincial Directorate of Culture & Tourism and Hatay Archaeology Museum. The aim of this workshop is to evaluate the current stand of Antioch mosaics in light of modern research, and to create a common platform in order to obtain a homogeneous approach for the study of this exceptional
heritage. Main topics of discussion will include:
Archaeogical Context
Conservation History and Interventions
Material and Technique
Decorative Program
Influences Across the Mediterranean
New Finds
Problems and Perspectives
We welcome papers in Turkish and English. Kindly submit your proposal and abstracts (max. 300 words) until 15 Oct 2019 to Following the workshop, all papers will be subject to a refereeing process (peer-review), after which they will be printed as a supplementary volume of Antiokheia, the journal of ARSAMER.