Lecture Series 2014

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Lecture series at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (NHRF)

Gazes of the city: between architectural and archaeological approaches

Scientific responsible: Dr. Mantha Zarmakoupi, Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow

The Institute of Historical Research of the National Hellenic Research Foundation presents a series of interdisciplinary discussions on the study of urban areas. Cities were in ancient times, as they continue to be today, hubs of economic, social and cultural development. The complexity of the ancient urban fabric as well as the factors affecting its development raise questions that concern the research fields of archaeology and architecture and ask for a multidisciplinary approach between the two fields. The lecture series will bring together architects and archaeologists, so that a discussion about the different yet converging ways in which the two disciplines approach and try to understand ancient and modern cities. Using case studies, architects and archaeologists will address the methods that the two disciplines employ in the study of the urban environment. For example, Mr. Lolos will address the development of methodological approaches for examining urban settlements in the field of archaeology on the basis of his research on Ancient Sikyon, and Mr. Philippidis will tackle the parallels between architectural and archaeological interpretations in the study of the urban fabric.

The two disciplines examine cities from distinct points of view and there will be an attempt to discuss and challenge the different approaches during the lecture series. The limited and incomplete material record of ancient cities, on the one hand, determines the kinds of questions that archaeologists pose. The vivid reality of the modern urban environment and the necessity of intervention determine the nature of architects’ inquiries, on the other. Equally important is the individual development of the two disciplines. Archaeologists seek to understand the formation, operation and evolution of ancient cities. They consider principles of urban design, typical urban architecture and infrastructure of ancient cities, their political and economic organization, as well as the ways in which social, political and economic factors affected their development. For architects, historic urban environments offer archetypes of architectural and urban design. In their effort to understand the complex organizational structure of modern urban environments, they examine the relationship of modern with ancient cities, while the remains of the ancient urban fabric are a means to explore issues of collective memory and cultural heritage management.





Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Short Introduction

Taxiarchis Kolias

Director of the Institute of Historical Research, NHRF


Presentation of the lecture series

Mantha Zarmakoupi

Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellow, Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity, Institute of Historical Research, NHRF


Όπου η Αρχαιολογία συνάντησε την Αρχιτεκτονική (Where Archaeology met Architecture)

Dimitris Philippidis

Emeritus Professor, School of Architecture, NTUA


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Η οδός Αδριανού μετά των πέριξ επί Τουρκοκρατίας (Adrianou street and the surrounding area during Turkocracy)

Manolis Korres

Professor of History of Architecture, School of Architecture, NTUA


Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Επιφανειακή έρευνα και αστική αρχαιολογία (Field survey and urban archaeology)

Yannis Lolos

Associate Professor of Classical Archaeology, Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Thessaly


Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ο καλλιτέχνης ως ιστορικός. Μνημοτεχνική, χωρική εμπειρία και πολιτικές του αρχείου (The artist as historian. Mnemotechnics, spatial experience and politics of the archive)

Yorgos Tzirtzilakis

Associate Professor of Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Thessaly


Tuesday, December 2, 2014

«Κώμη» ή «πόλις»; Η περίπτωση του Ωρωπού Αττικής (“Κώμη” or “πόλις”? The case of Oropos in Attica)

Alexander Mazarakis Ainian

Professor of Classical Archaeology, Department of History, Archaeology and Social Anthropology, University of Thessaly


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Μεταβαλλόμενες κεντρικότητες: ίχνη τόπου και ιζήματα χρόνου στην Αθήνα (Varying centralities: traces of place and residues of time in Athens)

Panayotis Tournikiotis

Professor of Theory of Architecture, School of Architecture, NTUA


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Ο οικισμός της Ζαγοράς στην Άνδρο και η πόλις των Βαλβούρων στην βόρεια Λυκία: δύο περιπτώσεις μελέτης (The settlement of Zagora on Andros and the city of Balboura in northern Lycia: two case studies)

Jim Coulton

Emeritus Professor, Department of Classics, Oxford University


Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ματιές στην πόλη: μία πρώτη σύνθεση (Gazes of the city: a first synthesis)

Mantha Zarmakoupi

Marie Curie Intra-European Research Fellow, Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity, Institute of Historical Research, NHRF



The lectures took place at the National Hellenic Research Foundation (Amphitheater L. Zervas), 48, Vassileos Constantinou Avenue, 11635 Athens, Greece.

The lectures were live-streamed on the web (http://www.ekt.gr/events/live/). The lectures are available in video at the repository Helios of the National Hellenic Research Foundation.

Photo credit: Constantinos A. Doxiadis Archives. © Constantinos and Emma Doxiadis Foundation.



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