All sessions to be held in G.21, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge

Thursday 22nd March

2:00pm Registration and coffee

2:45pm Introduction and welcome

SESSION 1 – Chair: Anja Slawisch

3:00pm History and prehistory of the collective political organisation of Ionia
Olivier Mariaud

3:40pm Cultural Preconditions of Ionian Self-Enlightment
Katarina Nebelin

4:20pm Political philosophers, not political-philosophers. The early Milesian Philosophers: An archaeology of reception
John Brendan Knight

5:00pm Drinks reception – all welcome
Museum of Classical Archaeology

Friday 23rd March

SESSION 2 – Chair: Martin Millett

9:00am Geoarchaeology Meets Philosophy in Miletos: The Possible Impact of Nature and Environment on Thales and Anaximander
Alexander Herda and Helmut Brückner

9:40am Polykmetos kai polytimos: metallurgical knowledge in archaic Ionia
Marek Verčík

10:20am Coffee

SESSION 3 – Chair: Gunnar Seelengtag

10:40am Alignments of Greek temples and the full moon: an astronomical perspective on the openings in the gable of the Artemision in Magnesia
Sara Wanek

11:20am From Croesus to Cyrus: Ionian social and cultural environment in the mid-sixth century
R. Gül Gürtekin Demir and Özlem Şimşek Özer

12:00pm General discussion

12:30pm Lunch

SESSION 4 – Chair: Alan Greaves

1:30pm Cults and religion in northern Ionia from Homer and Hesiod to Xenophanes of Colophon: An archaeological and textual reconstruction
Ergün Lafli

2:10pm Reckoning with the gods: changing patterns of votive deposition in Ionian sanctuaries (7th/6th – 5th/4th c. BCE)
Anja Slawisch and Michael Loy

2:50pm Coffee

SESSION 5 – Chair: Robin Osborne

3:10pm Being human – or slightly beyond?
Vera Sichelschmidt

3:50pm Motion as principle
Robert Müller

4:30pm Final discussion

5:00pm Close

7:00pm Dinner for workshop speakers and chairs
Churchill College