14 April 2014

Swiss Excavations in Eretria – 50th Anniversary 1964-2014

Eretria - Crossing Paths

Swiss archaeologists have been involved in excavations at Eretria since 1964. Their discoveries and publications give an account of Eretria’s rich and unique heritage. As a tribute to five decades of research, the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece (ESAG) has organized a series of public lectures.

Athens, Acropolis Museum, May 15-16, 2014

 

Thursday May 15, 2014, 18:00

50th Anniversary Celebration

Pascal COUCHEPIN, former Federal Councillor and President of the Swiss Confederation, President of the Foundation of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece: “Inaugural Address”

Panos PANAGIOTOPOULOS, Minister of Culture and Sports: “Message from the Greek Government”

Mauro DELL’AMBROGIO, State Secretary for Education, Research and Innovation: “Message from the Swiss Federal Council”

Karl REBER, Director of the Swiss School of Archaeology in Greece: “50 years of Swiss Excavations at Eretria”

Angelos CHANIOTIS, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (USA): Keynote Lecture, “Euboia and Crete: Parallel Histories, Contrasting Lives”

20:00 Reception at the Acropolis Museum hosted by the Ambassador of Switzerland to the Hellenic Republic and Mrs. Lorenzo Amberg

 

Friday May 16, 2014, 10:00 to 18:00

Chair: Nota KOUROU

10:00 Eretria: the Birth of the City
Introduction: Samuel VERDAN, ESAG and University of Lausanne
Speaker: Alexander MAZARAKIS AINIAN, University of Thessaly, Volos, and University of Paris IV-Sorbonne

11:00 Eretria between East and West
Introduction: Sandrine HUBER, ESAG and University of Lorraine, Nancy
Speaker: Irad MALKIN, University of Tel Aviv

Break

Chair: Petros THEMELIS

12:30 The Territory of the Polis
Introduction: Sylvian FACHARD, ESAG and University of Geneva
Speaker: Olivier PICARD, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne

13:30 Architecture and Urbanism in the Classical and Hellenistic Periods
Introduction: Karl REBER, ESAG and University of Lausanne
Speaker: Franziska LANG, University of Darmstadt

Break

Chair: Paraskevi KALAMARA

16:00 The Institutions
Introduction: Denis KNOEPFLER, ESAG, Collège de France, Paris and University of Neuchâtel
Speaker: Hans-Joachim GEHRKE, University of Freiburg i. B.

17:00 Contemporary Eretria: Preserving Ancient and Neo-Classical Heritage
Introduction: Ferdinand PAJOR, ESAG and Society for Art History in Switzerland, Berne
Speaker: Manolis KORRES, National Technical University of Athens