6 December 2018

  • 9h00-9h30: Registration
  • 9h30-9h40: Introduction by Maria Relaki & Jan Driessen

1st Session: Theorising the House

  • 9h40-10h15: Jan Driessen & Quentin Letesson, ‘On the House’. A diachronic look on the configuration of Minoan social relationships
  • 10h15-10h50: Todd Whitelaw, Houses, Households, families and corporate groups. Social Structures and their material representation in Minoan Crete
  • 10h50-11h10: coffee break
  • 11h10-11h45: M. Relaki, Ecologies of belonging: Houses as commons in Bronze Age Crete
  • 11h45-12h20: Carl Knappett, The aesthetics of containment: concealing and revealing in Minoan houses
  • 12h20-12h55: S. Nanoglou, There is no such thing as house society, or fetishising the house
  • 12h55-14h00: lunch

2nd Session: Houses in Action

  • 14h00-14h35: S. Todaro, Residential mobility and ritual stability in Prepalatial Mesara: rebuilding Houses at Phaistos
  • 14h35-15h10: E. Gerontakou, M. Kyritsi & A. Salichou, «Τα εν οίκω»: Tracing social identity and structure in the Minoan town of Zakros
  • 15h10-15h45: T. Brogan & C. Sofianou, Darkness at the edge of town? Signs of inequality in the LM I Oikos at Papadiokampos
  • 15h45-16h05: coffee break
  • 16h05-16h40: T.F. Cunningham, Scalar and temporal aspects of economic activities in Minoan Houses
  • 16h40-17h15: E. Hatzaki, From the Neopalatial to Final Palatial: Knossian and Cretan ‘Houses in Motion’
  • 17h15-17h50: Υ. Papadatos, Pottery consumption in Prepalatial domestic and funerary contexts: defining Houses through difference
  • 17h50-18h25: P. Militello, O. Palio & M. Figuera, Embedded Production: Elite Houses, Central Buildings and ideological co-operation
  • 18h25-18h50: discussion
  • 19h00-20h30: Reception

7 December 2018

  • 8h45-9h00: Registration

3rd Session: Social & Ritual Aspects of the House

  • 9h00- 9h35: E. Apostolaki, Whom the House concerned: Land ownership and lines of descent in prehistoric Crete
  • 9h35-10h10: D. Puglisi, Rites of Passage in Minoan Palatial Crete and their role in structuring a ‘House’ Society
  • 10h10-10h45: A. Simandiraki-Grimshaw, The Body and the Ring: Metal Rings and Group Identities in the Late Bronze Age Aegean
  • 10h45-11h05: coffee break
  • 11h05-11h40: A. Peatfield & C. Morris, Peak Sanctuary figurines: materializing issues of ritual personhood within community/House identity
  • 11h40-12h15: S. Finlayson, The House Seal: examining seal-use and sealing practices in Proto- and Neopalatial Crete using Lévi-Strauss’ model of House Societies
  • 12h15-13h30: lunch

4th Session: Comparative perspectives across the Aegean

  • 13h30-14h05: A. Karnava & I. Nikolakopoulou, More oikoi at Akrotiri, Thera: physical and social landscape in the new north/northwest neighbourhood of the LB I settlement
  • 14h05-14h40: E. Gorogianni, Finding oikoi: Ayia Irini, Kea from the household perspective.
  • 14h40-15h15: C. Wiersma, Early Helladic III and Middle Helladic house (centric) societies
  • 15h15-15h50: K. Efkleidou, Looking for Houses in the tombs. The evidence for House-societies in the Mycenaean Argolid
  • 15h50-16h10: coffee break
  • 16h10-16h45: S. Andreou & K. Efkleidou, In quest of the “oikos” in the Late Bronze Age tells of Central Macedonia: The evidence from Thessaloniki Toumba
  • 16h45-17h20: M. Ruiz-Galvez, Women, Houses and House Societies
  • 17h20-18h00: General Discussion
  • 18h00: Workshop closure (Relaki & Driessen), followed by drinks