The conference will deal with major technological innovations in glass-production, beginning from its unknown beginnings in the Bronze Age until the development of glass-blowing in the Roman Age. The workshop will address not only the technological aspects of the production of vitreous materials and glass, but also their social relevance: What did ancient glass mean for its users? How was it incorporated in everyday life? Did glass possess non-practical (e.g.: magical or apotropaic) characteristics – and if yes, why?

Program

14.7.2016
09:30 - 10:00
Greetings & Welcome
Michael Meyer
10:00 - 13:00
Morning session
Alison Sheridan
10:00 - 10:30
Bronze Age Glass in the Eastern Mediterranean
Julian Henderson
10:30 - 11:00
Glass and Technological Change. Innovation versus Development
Chloë N. Duckworth
11:00 - 11:30
Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:00
The Glass Factories at Amarna and Malqata: The Development of Vitreous Materials manufacture in New Kingdom Egypt
Anna Hodgkinson
12:00 - 12:30
The Value of Late Bronze Age Egyptian Glass and its Exchange
Andrew Shortland
13:00 - 14:30
Lunch Break
13:30 - 13:00
A longue durée-Perspective on Innovations in the Technologies of Glass
Florian Klimscha
14:30 - 18:00
Afternoon session
Julian Henderson
14:30 - 15:00
Beyond Frattesina: The Earliest Vitreous Materials in Italy and the Beginnings of Glass-production
Paolo Bellintani
15:00 - 15:30
Early Vitreous Materials in East-Central Europe
Marzena Szmyt
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30
Glasschmuck am Ende der Bronzezeit im Nordschwarzmeergebiet – Innovation oder Import?
Maya Kashuba
16:30 - 17:00
Bronze Age Faience in Northwestern Europe
Alison Sheridan
17:00 - 17:30
Coffee Break
17:30 - 18:00
Discussion of Day 1
Julian Henderson
Alison Sheridan
15.7.2016
09:25 - 12:30
Morning Session
Marzena Szmyt
09:30 - 10:00
Glass and Glassmaking in Iron Age Mesopotamia: An Archaeological – Philological and Archaeometrical Approach
Katharina Schmidt
10:00 - 10:30
Late Hellenistic Glass-Production in Syria-Palestine
Ruth Jackson-Tal
10:30 - 11:00
Coffee Break
11:00 - 11:30
Beginnings of Glassblowing
E. Marianne Stern
11:30 - 12:00
Glass-production in the Southern Levant during the first Millennium CE
Yael Gorin-Rosen
12:00 - 12:30
Discussion of morning session
12:30 - 14:00
Lunch Break
14:00 - 17:30
Afternoon session
Andrew Shortland
14:00 - 14:30
Glass in Hellenistic Central Asia - A Survey
Gunvor Lindström
14:00 - 14:30
Ancient Glass and Glass-Production in Lebanon. An Overview.
Tania Zaven
15:30 - 16:00
Coffee Break
16:00 - 16:30
Late Iron Age Glass-Technology and its Evolution
Maciej Karwowski
16:30 - 17:00
Glass-production in the Roman Provinces and the Germania Magna
Hans-Jörg Nüsse
17:00 - 17:45
Coffee Break & Final Discussion