School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Naxos and the Byzantine Aegean conference

18 March 2014

The Norwegian Institute at Athens in collaboration with the 2nd Ephorate of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Antiquities, and the Demos of Naxos and The Small Cyclades wishes to announce the forthcoming conference from 12 to 13 April 2014.

Event description

The Norwegian Institute at Athens has carried out field work on Naxos at the 7th century Byzantine urban fortress of Kastro Apalirou in collaboration with the 2nd Ephoria of Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Antiquities (EBA) since 2010. The project has recently been widened to include the Universities of Edinburgh and Newcastle.

The conference aims to bring together scholars working on Naxos and other Byzantine sites in the Aegean and will focus on Byzantine research on Naxos, though some aspects of Late Antique settlement will be included.

Research themes

The following research themes will covered at the conference.

  • Archaeology
  • History
  • Landscape history
  • Ecclesiastical history
  • Iconographic and architectural development

Event details

The conference will take place from Saturday 12 to Sunday 13 April 2014 at the Ursuline School, Naxos Chora.

Further information

For academic programme enquiries, please contact Jim Crow at the University of Edinburgh. For organisational matters or arrangements on Naxos, please contact David Hill or Sophia Karavias respectively.