Tuesday 10 April 2012
9.00-9.15  Registration
9.15-10.00  Professor John Robb, University of Cambridge: Keynote talk
The represented body in material culture
Chair: D. Bolger, O. Kouka
10.00-10.30 How big is a life-sized griffin? Scale and bodily representation in the Bronze Age Aegean (J. Bennet)
10.30-11.00 The performative body and social identity in the room of the fresco at Mycenae (A. Chapin)
11.00-11.30 Turning into stone: rock art and the construction of identities in ancient Thrace (S. Pilavaki)
11.30-12.00 Coffee break
12.00-12.30 The figurines of Thermi, Lesbos. Form and function (O. Filianotou)
12.30-13.00 Body biographies: figurines of the Early Bronze Age southern Aegean (Y. Papadatos)
13.00-13.30 Thoughts on the funerary use of the EBA Cycladic painted figurines (D. Goula)
13.30-14.00 Figurines and complex identities in Bronze Age Cyprus (D. Knox)
14.00-16.30 Lunch
The beautified body: experience and performance of embodied identities
Chair: A. Chapin, O. Philaniotou
16.30-17.00 The Epipalaeolithic identity expressed through the perforated shell-beads from Haua Fteah cave in Cyrenaica, Libya (A. Antoniadou)
17.00-17.30 Picrolite and other stone beads and pendants: New forms in an old material during the transition from the Chalcolithic to the Cypriote Bronze Age (G. Georgiou)
17.30-18.00 Coffee break
18.00-18.30 Dressed to impress: metal objects, anthropomorphic representations and the construction of embodied identities in Early and Middle Bronze Age Cyprus (M. Mina)
18.30-19.00 "It's war, not a dance": polarising embodied identities in the eastern Mediterranean from the end of the Bronze Age to the Early Iron Age (M. Mikrakis)
Wednesday 11 April 2012
Material culture and the body: constructing identities
Chair: N. Kourou, D. Pilides
9.00-9.30 Embodied vessels (D. Urem-Kotsou)
9.30-10.00 Pots and people: an investigation of objects as indexes of selfhood in Early Bronze Age Cyprus (J. Webb)
10.00-10.30 Pot marking in potters' views (K. Christakis)
10.30-11.00 Nuptial vases in female tombs? Aspects of funerary behaviour during the Attic Late Geometric period (V. Vlachou)
11.00-11.30 Coffee break
Material culture and the body: evoking the senses
Chair: M. Iakovou, J. Whitley
11.30-12.00 The mind's hand: manufacture and tactile engagement with Minoan clay figurines (C. Murphy)
12.00-12.30 Beyond the prestige object: experiencing Mycenaean metal vessels (S. Aulsebrook)
12.30-13.00 Handlers and viewers. Some remarks on the process of perception of terracotta figurines on the example of Cypriot 'Goddesses with Upraised Arms' (K. Zeman-Wiśniewska)
13.00-13.30 Big brands in the Bronze Age: Decorative containers of precious commodities and their role in constructing social identity (L. Bushnell)
13.30-16.00 Lunch
Material culture and the body: de-constructing identities
Chair: J. Bennet, K. Lorentz
16.00-16.30 Re-making the self: bodies, identities and materialities in Chalcolithic Cyprus (D. Bolger)
16.30-17.00 Secondary burials and the construction, performance and communication of group identities in the eastern Mediterranean between the 3rd and the beginning of the 2nd millennium BC: a pilot study (L. Girella, S. Todaro)
17.00-17.30 From body to no-body? Embodied identities & the performance of fire rituals in the Late Bronze Age Aegean (Y. Galanakis)
17.30-18.00 Coffee break
18.00-18.30 Composite, created, partial and floating bodies: a re-assessment of the Knossos Temple Repositories Assemblage (A. Simandiraki-Grimshaw, F. Stevens)
18.30-19.00 Burning people, breaking things: material entanglements, the Bronze Age/Iron Age transition and the Homeric dividual (J. Whitley)
20.30 Dinner
Thursday 12 April 2012
The physical body and the construction of embodied identities

Chair: L. Girella, J. Webb

9.00-9.30 Grasping identity: theoretically informed human bioarchaeology in the eastern Mediterranean (K. Lorentz)
9.30-10.00 Headshaping at Tell Nader (S. Fox & K. Kopanias)
10.00-10.30 Polydactyly in Chalcolithic figurines from Cyprus (S. Fox, C. Winkelmann, M. Gamble, L. Konstantinou)
10.30-11.00 Coffee break
11.00-11.30 Constructing identities through ageing the body in the prehistoric Aegean: the view of the human remains (S. Triantaphyllou)
11.30-12.00 Pickled bodies: funerary jars and new social identities in Middle Bronze Age Crete (B. Legarra Herrero)
12.00-12.30 Spatial and temporal variability in identity and representation within the Bronze Age cemeteries of Knossos, Crete (E. Hatzaki)
12.30-13.00 Bodies, persons, images at the onset of the Mycenaean era (S. Voutsaki)
13.00-15.30 Lunch

Negotiating embodied identities in space

Chair: E. Hatzaki, S. Voutsaki

15.30-16.00 Gatherings, bodies and lithics: Social interactions at the Middle Palaeolithic site of Lakonis I cave, southern Peloponnese, Greece (P. Elefanti, E. Panagopoulou)
16.00-16.30 Burying sediments building up identities in Early Bronze age tholos tombs of Crete (E. Galli)
16.30-17.00 Collective selves and funerary rituals: Mycenaean dromoi as spaces of negotiation and embodiment of social identities (N. Papadimitriou)
17.00-17.30 Professor Kostas Kotsakis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki: Concluding remarks