CARC has confirmed the topic for this year's annual international workshop.
'Art under the Seleukid Empire: New Perspectives' will take place on 28-29 September 2023, with an in-person audience at Wolfson College Oxford and online via Zoom. An international line-up of speakers will lead a hybrid conversation about the character of art under the rule of the Hellenistic Seleukid dynasty, which extended at times from the Mediterranean to the Indus. We will think afresh about the character of Seleukid art, the extent to which it can be defined as an entity, and the new light cast by ongoing archaeological discoveries.
Book now for free through our eventbrite page. All in-person attendees will also be given a Zoom link, so there is no need to book twice if you want both modes of attendance.
The provisional programme is available for download here (note that last-minute changes may occur: check here for the latest version).
The workshop has been organized in collaboration with Dr Rachel Wood and with the kind support from Tony Michaels and Wolfson College Oxford.
[Photo: Hellenistic figurine from Seleukia on the Tigris, Iraq Museum, Baghdad (Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin CC BY-SA 4.0 wikimedia)]
Booking is now open for our next hybrid international workshop, 'Classical Art and Ancient India', which will be hosted in person in Oxford and online via Zoom on Tuesday 21st and Wednesday 22nd March 2023. The workshop will bring together invited international speakers and a worldwide audience to address a topic very closely related to Gandhara and vital for placing classical art in its global context: the question of how much mutual artistic exchange occurred between other parts of India, Greece and Rome in antiquity, and what we stand to learn by studying their art traditions alongside each other.
Reservation, either for in person or online attendance, is free through our eventbrite page.
Read the workshop abstract here.
Read or download the latest version of the programme (note that small changes our expected, so check the latest version here).
This colloquium builds on the success of CARC's past Gandhara Connections workshops. It is also the first event under our new #AncientArtConnections initiative. Through gatherings of this kind, as well as other research, publications, and web resources., we aim to explore many different aspects of the relationship between Greek and Roman art and the wider ancient world, across Asia, Africa, and Europe.
This event is generously supported by the Bagri Foundation.
We are delighted to announce the arrangements for this year's CARC international workshop, 'Beazley for the 21st Century', which was originally planned for our 50th anniversary celebrations in 2020 but postponed because of the pandemic.
The workshop, which is generously supported by Jean-David Cahn and Tony Michaels, will take place both in person and online on Monday 26th-Tuesday 27th September 2022.
The workshop will address the potential of Beazley’s legacy and his method for the next fifty years of ancient world studies – not just ceramic research or even Greek art history, but the history and archaeology of the ancient Greek world broadly defined. At the heart of our discussion is the recognition that this academic inheritance embodies something almost unique in the history of ancient art: a conspectus of an entire craft tradition through three centuries at the level of the individual. The workshop therefore asks what the combination of breadth and fine granularity in the Beazleyan method offers for the understanding of ancient culture and society as much as for art, production, and trade.
Download the programme here (Version 3. Note that we expect small changes: please keep checking the latest version.)
Download the full workshop abstract.
Register free, either for in-person attendance or participation via Zoom, through our eventbrite page. For queries please contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
NEW! Special poster presentation - click on the title to view
Eleni Hasaki (University of Arizona) and Diane Harris Cline (George Washington University): Network Visualizations of Beazley's ABV and ARV Datasets: The Shape Sectors and Influential Artisans in the Athenian Kerameikoi
[Image: interior of a cup attributed to the Euergides Painter (and once owned by Sir John Beazley), ca. 500 BC (Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford).]