Thursday, December 20, 2007

anuary 8-10, 2008
Archaeology and the Cities in Asia Minor in Late Antiquity
University of Michigan,
Hussey Room, Michigan League
Preliminary Program

Tuesday, January 8

3:30 – 3:45 PM
Prof. Christopher Ratté (University of Michigan)
PD Dr. Ortwin Dally (German Archaeological Institute, Berlin)
Session 1: Opening Session
3:45 - 4:30 PM
PD Dr. Ortwin Dally (German Archaeological Institute, Berlin)
Pagan Sculptures in Late Antique Asia Minor: Between Destruction and
4:30 – 5:15 PM
Prof. C. Brian Rose (University of Pennsylvania; President,
Archaeological Institute of America)
Troy and the Granicus River Basin
Reception and Public lecture
6:30 – 7:30 PM
Public lecture
Prof. Marcus Rautman (University of Missouri)
Sardis in Late Antiquity

Wednesday, January 9
8:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast

Session 2: Constantinople

8:30 - 9:15 AM
Prof. Robert Ousterhout (University of Pennsylvania)
Constantinople in Transition
9:15 - 10:00 AM
Prof. Sarah Bassett (Wayne State University)
Sculpture and the Rhetorical Imagination in Late Antique Constantinople
10:00 – 10:45 AM
Ms. Örgü Dalgýç (New York University)
Mosaics of Constantinople: Paving the Way to the Great Palace
10:45 - 11:00 PM Coffee Break
Session 3: Miletus
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Dr. Martin Maischberger (Collection of Classical Antiquities, National
Museums of Berlin)
Faustina Baths and Market Gate. The Town Center of Miletus from Roman
Imperial Times to Late Antiquity
11:45 AM – 12:30 PM
Dr. Philipp Niewöhner (German Archaeological Institute, Istanbul)
The Riddle of the Market Gate. Miletus and the Character and Date of
the Earlier Byzantine Fortifications of Anatolia
12:30 – 1:30 PM Lunch
Session 4: Central Anatolia
1:30 – 2:15 PM
Dr. Axel Filges (University of Frankfurt am Main)
Walls and People at the Lydo-Phrygian Border Town of Blaundos
2:15 – 3:00 PM
Prof. Elaine Gazda (University of Michigan)
Pisidian Antioch Revisited: Continuities and Transformations in
Imperial and Christian Topographies
3:00 – 3:45 PM
Dr. Christopher Lightfoot (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
Amorium in the Dark Ages
3:45 – 4:00 PM Coffee Break
Session 5: Historical Perspectives
4:00 – 4 :45 PM
Prof. Ray Van Dam (University of Michigan)
Latin Inscriptions in Fourth-Century Asia Minor
4:45 – 5:30 PM
Prof. David Potter (University of Michigan)
Urban Spectacles in Late Antiquity

Thursday, January 10
8:00 – 8:30 AM Breakfast

Session 6: Ephesus – History, Architecture, and Sculpture

8:30 – 9 :15 AM
Dr. Maria Aurenhammer (Austrian Archaeological Institute, Vienna)
Roman Imperial Portrait Statuary in Late Antique Ephesus
9:15 – 10:00 AM
PD Dr. Sabine Ladstätter (Austrian Academy of Sciences)
Trade and Consumption in Late Antique Ephesus
10:15 – 10:45 AM
Dr. Johanna Auinger (Austrian Archaeological Institute, Vienna)
Sculptural Decoration of Ephesian Bath Buildings in Late Antiquity
10:45 – 11:00 AM Coffee Break
Session 7: Town and Country
11:00 – 11:45 PM
Prof. Christopher Ratté (University of Michigan)
The Countryside of Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity
11:45 – 12:30 PM
Ms. Günder Varýnlýoðlu (University of Pennsylvania)
Town and Countryside in Southeastern Isauria
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch
Session 8: Eastern Asia Minor - I
1:30 – 2:15 PM
Prof. James Russell (University of British Columbia)
2:15 – 3:00 PM
Dr.-Ing. Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt (German Archaeological Institute, Berlin)
Akören: Two Late Antique Villages in Cicilia
3:00 – 3:15 PM Coffee Break
Session 9: Eastern Asia Minor - II
3:15 – 4:00 PM
Dr. Richard Posamentir (German Archaeological Institute, Istanbul)
Anazarbos in Late Antiquity
4:00 – 4:45 PM
Dr. Peter Baumeister (German Archaeological Institute, Berlin)
Aspects of the Development of Osrhoene in Early Christian and Late
AntiquityFor further information, please contact:Christopher Ratté at or Leah Long at

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