Program, 2008 Symposium

Trade And Markets In Byzantium, Symposiarch: Dr. Cécile Morrisson

Dates: May 2–4, 2008

Friday, May 2

  • 9:30 am
  • Coffee on Terrace
  • 10:00 am
  • Welcome by Jan Ziolkowski and Alice-Mary Talbot
  • 10:15 am
  • Introduction by Cécile Morrisson

Late Antiquity and early Middle Ages

  • 10:30 am
  • Jean-Michel Carrié (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris)
  • Trade and Markets: Providing links between late Roman and Byzantine economic historiography
  • 11:15 am
  • Dominique Pieri (Université Paris I)
  • Regional and interregional exchanges in the Eastern Mediterranean in the Early Byzantine period: the evidence of amphoras
  • 12:00 pm
  • Discussion

12:30 pm Lunch

The Middle and Late Byzantine period

  • 2:00 pm
  • Michael McCormick (Harvard University)
  • Ships, shipwrecks, trade and markets
  • 2:45 pm
  • John F. Haldon (Princeton University)
  • Commerce and exchange in the 7th and 8th centuries: regional trade and the movement of goods
  • 3:30 pm
  • Discussion and break
  • 4:15 pm
  • Sauro Gelichi (Università Ca' Foscari, Venice)
  • Local exchanges–Mediterranean exchanges. Archaeological evidence on the 8th–9th century economy of Northern Italy
  • 5:00 pm
  • Discussion
  • 5:30–7:00 pm
  • Cocktail party

Saturday, May 3

The Middle and Late Byzantine Period

  • 8:30 am
  • Coffee on terrace
  • 9:00 am
  • Angeliki Laiou (Harvard University/Academy of Athens)
  • Regional networks in the Balkans in the Middle and Late Byzantine periods
  • 9:45 am
  • Johannes Koder (University of Vienna)
  • Regional networks in Asia Minor during the Middle Byzantine Period (7th–11th centuries)
  • 10:30 am
  • Discussion and break
  • 11:15 am
  • Scott Redford (Research Center for Anatolian Civilizations, Istanbul/Georgetown University)
  • Trade and Economy in Cilicia and the Antioch Region in the 12–13th Centuries
  • 12:00 am
  • Demetra Papanikola-Bakirtzi (Archaeological Institute for Macedonian and Thracian Studies,Thessalonike)
  • Production and Trade of Glazed Ceramic Wares in the Byzantine World
  • 12:45 pm
  • Discussion

1:15 pm Lunch

Markets and the marketplace

  • 2:30 pm
  • Christopher Lightfoot (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York/ amorium Excavation Projects)
  • Business as usual? Archaeological evidence for Byzantine commercial enterprise in Anatolia in the 7th–11th centuries
  • 3:15 pm
  • André Binggeli (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris)
  • Annual fairs and regional trade networks in Syria and Palestine (6th–11th centuries)
  • 4:00 pm
  • Discussion and break
  • 4:45 pm
  • Alan Walmsley (University of Copenhagen)
  • Regional exchange and the role of the shop in Byzantine and early Islamic Syria-Palestine: an archaeological view
  • 5:30 pm
  • Discussion

7:00 pm Speakers' dinner

Sunday, May 4

Markets and the Marketplace

  • 9:00 am
  • Coffee on terrace
  • 9:30 am
  • Cécile Morrisson (Dumbarton Oaks/Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris)
  • Paying and weighing in the marketplace
  • 10:15 am
  • Brigitte Pitarakis (Centre d'Histoire et Civilisation de Byzance, Centre national de la recherche scientifique - Collège de France, Paris)
  • Markets and daily exchanges in Byzantium: archaeological and iconographical evidence
  • 11:00 am
  • Discussion and break Concluding paper
  • 11:45 am
  • Peter Temin (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge)
  • Market and Markets in Byzantium: An economist's point of view

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