The conference will give prominence to hitherto marginalised perspectives drawing on recent work to decolonise Ancient Mediterranean Studies.
The British School at Athens hosts a Virtual Conference entitled Travel and Archaeology in Ottoman Greece in the Age of Revolution c.1800–1833, taking place between 16-17th September 2021, funded by the British Academy, and organised by Dr. Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (University of St Andrews).
The bicentenary of the Greek War of Independence of 1821 offers a timely opportunity for a re-evaluation of travel and archaeology in the age of revolution. The conference foregrounds diversity and small-scale engagements with the landscape and material past of Ottoman Greece at a time of political tension and explosive violence. The conference will explore the perspectives of both foreign travellers and local inhabitants in order to tease out diverse voices, keeping a sharp focus on the effects of ethnicity, race, gender, sexuality and social status.
In this way the conference will give prominence to hitherto marginalised perspectives drawing on recent work to decolonise Ancient Mediterranean Studies and will develop a micro-cultural history of travel and archaeology in Ottoman Greece in this tumultuous period.
Full programme: https://www.bsa.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/Programme-Travel-and-Archaeology-in-Ottoman-Greece.pdf
The conference is free and open to all, but registration is essential. To register for the conference please email Dr. Jenny Messenger at [email protected].
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