Integrated approaches to ceramic analysis and methodology
from a trans-regional perspective

NPAP Final Conference
Amsterdam, 11-13 December 2014

We are pleased to announce the closing conference of the NPAP project. We started in 2007 with research that mainly concerns the ancient pottery of excavation in Italy (Satricum) and excavations in Greece (Halos, Zakynthos). The main aim was the development of new methodologies in archaeological pottery studies for increasing the quality and quantity of the information that can be derived from a basic ceramic dataset. Perspectives from a range of traditions in pottery studies were thus combined and integrated, such as technological, stylistic and geological approaches. Data from other regions mainly in Greece and Italy were also used and compared to increase the proportion of diagnostic material.
In this conference the final results of the NPAP material studies will be presented and specific research questions regarding the cross-regional production, distribution and use (consumption) of pottery will be addressed. The NPAP final conference aims at facilitating dialogue and interaction between young and established researchers. Merging a wide spectrum of pottery analyses and adopting cross-regional and cross-temporal approaches, this conference will represent a innovative multidisciplinary event for all those working with ancient ceramics and interested in a holistic approach to the subject.

11 December:Doelenzaal, University library, Singel 425
12 December: Nina van Leerzaal,  Allard Pierson Museum, Oude Turfmarkt 127
13 December: Doelenzaal, University library, Singel 425

Invited speakers: Peter Attema, Giovanna Bagnasco Gianni, Jan Paul Crielaard, Kostalena Michelaki, John Papadopoulos (keynote), Valentine Roux

If you wish to attend the conference, please send an email to npap@uva.nl or M.Gori@uva.nl. Registration and participation are free.