11. September 2023

9:30 a.m. Registration

Welcoming Address by Dominik Maschek Head of Department: Roman Archaeology at LEIZA

Introductory Remarks:
New Approaches to the Construction of Ancient Cities. By Paul P. Pasieka (Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz) and Mariachiara Franceschini (University of Freiburg)

Section 1: Materialities - Moderated by Johannes Lipps

11:00 a.m. Maria Cristina Biella (Sapienza University of Rome): The city in pre-Roman Italy: theory and practice
11:30 a.m. Mariachiara Franceschini (Albert-Ludwigs University Freiburg ) - Paul P. Pasieka (JGU Mainz): Top Down? The role of terracotta roofs in the process of urbanization in Etruria
12:00 a.m. Dilrabo Tosheva (Yale University) - Muminkhon Saidov (Archaeology Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan): Baked brick in Central Asian Architecture: Tracing Early Origins and Distribution from Antiquity to the Medieval Era

13:30 p.m. Opeyemi Adewale (Independant Researcher Lagos, Nigeria): Ab Urbe Condita: The Tectonic Principles, The Planning and the Politics of Ancient Roman Cities in North Africa
14:00 p.m. Franziska Lehmann (DAI Athen): Craft Landscape: Topography of Production in Classical Athens
14:30 p.m. Jérôme André (Université de Lausanne/École suisse d’archéologie en Grèce): Investigating the Construction of a Greek City through Building Archaeology: A Case Study from Eritrea


Section 2: Narrating and Negotiating the Processes of Construction - Moderated by Dominik Maschek

15:30 p.m. Maximiliane Gindele (University of Tübingen): Constructing Neropolis: Nero’s Urban Projects after the Great Fire and Their Literary Echo

16:00 p.m. Nicole Kröll (University of Vienna): The City of Tyre in the Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis
16:30 p.m. Julia Heil (Kiel University): Constructing Ancient Cities - Hellenistic City Foundations: Planning, Design, and Urban Realities
17:00 p.m. Hagit Nol (Goethe University Frankfurt), Amṣār: Planned cities of the 7th-century Arab colonialists?

Keynote Talk - Moderated by Paul P. Pasieka
18:15 p.m. Seth Bernard (University Toronto):
The Case of the Missing Houses: what a construction-perspective reveals about urbanism in Middle Republican Italy

12. September 2023

09:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Section 3: Methodologies - Moderated by Mariachiara Franceschini

09:30 a.m. Andrzej Bruno Kutiak (Technical University of Munich): Grids and modules - the urban planning practices of the very late antiquity in Philoxenite (Mareotis)
10:00 a.m. Burkart Ullrich (Eastern Atlas) - Robert Kell (Eastern Atlas) - Jess Meyer (Eastern Atlas) - Wieke de Neef (Universität Bamberg): The whole is greater than the sum of its parts - Geophysical Prospecting of Ancient Cities

11:00 a.m. Melanie Jonasch (DAI Rom): Constructing, rediscovering and visualizing ancient Selinunte. Notes from a current field project

11:30 a.m. Curvers, Hans – Held, Winfried – Lehnert, Christoph – Wilkening-Aumann, Christine (Philipps-Universität Marburg): (Re)Constructing the Colonia Iulia Augusta Felix Berytus

12:00 a.m. Final discussion

14:00 a.m.: Guided tour of the restoration workshops