SizeMatters_PosterThe Discussion forum “Size Matters: XXL Projects in the Ancient World”, organized by the Research Group (B-2) XXL – Monumentalized Knowledge: Extra-Large Projects in Ancient Civilizations, examines building projects and other major construction tasks, looking in particular at their social signifi cance within ancient societies as seen through multi- and inter-disciplinary research approaches. In discussion sessions the results of the research group will be presented as well as new perspectives from other scholars. In particular, the social signifi cance of large-scale projects and their internal and external impact will be considered. Did major construction projects have a stabilizing e ect on society? How much power, work and energy was actually needed? Does big mean monumental automatically? These are just some of the questions that will be raised in the “Size Matters: XXL Projects in the Ancient World” forum.

Program

9.10.2017
09:00 - 12:30
Session 1: Introduction, Orientation In XXL Terminology
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 17:30
Session 2: Megalomania And Urbanization/Large Technical Systems
10.10.2017
09:00 - 12:30
Session 3: Monumentality Of Size And Complexity
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 17:30
Session 4: "Making Monumentality Visible" From A Modern Point Of View
19:00 - 21:00
Dinner For The Participants
11.10.2017
09:00 - 10:00
Focused Discussion Session
10:00 - 13:00
Paper Session