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Invitation and Program for the Conference in New York Archaeologies of Yeronisos off Cyprus: The Island beyond the Island

The NYU Center for Ancient Studies presents the
Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies

Archaeologies of Yeronisos off Cyprus: the Island beyond the Island

In Celebration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Republic of Cyprus and the Twentieth Anniversary of the New York University Yeronisos Island Excavations.

Friday, September 24, 2010
Hemmerdinger Hall
Silver Center for Arts and Science, Room 102
32 Waverly Place or 31 Washington Place (wheelchair accessible)

6:00 P.M. Welcome
Matthew S. Santirocco, Seryl Kushner Dean, College of Arts and Science, and Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies, NYU

6:10 P.M. Greetings
John Brademas, President Emeritus, NYU

6:15 P.M. Remarks
His Excellency the President of the Republic of Cyprus Demetris Christofias

6:30 P.M. Keynote Address: The Charles and Ritchie Markoe Scribner (WSUC '76) Distinguished Lecture in the History of Art
Saving and Exploring Yeronisos: A Cyprus-American Collaboration

Sophocles Hadjisavvas, Former Director, Department of Antiquities of Cyprus
Joan Breton Connelly, Professor of Classics, NYU and Director, NYU Yeronisos Island Excavations

7:25 P.M. The Gift of History Charles Scribner, III, Friends of Yeronisos

7:30 P.M. Food & Wine Reception hosted by the Cyprus Embassy Trade Center, NY

Saturday, September 25, 2010

10:00 A.M. Session I
The Potential Role of Island Ecology in Island Archaeology
Peter P. Blanchard, III, Maine Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, Volunteer; Former Island Steward for Coastal Preserves

Yeronisos and the Archaeologies of Cult: Chalcolithic and Hellenistic, Cypriot and Egyptian
Joan Breton Connelly

Clearchus's Journey from Soloi to Ai Khanum: a Peripatetic tale of Old Cyprus
Paul Cartledge, Hellenic Parliament Global Distinguished Professor in the History and Theory of Democracy, NYU; A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, Cambridge University

Chair: Sophocles Hadjisavvas

12:30 P.M. Lunch Break

2:00 P.M. Session II:
Late Hellenistic Ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranean: The Special Contribution of Yeronisos
Jolanta Mlynarczyk, Professor and Head, Division of Near Eastern Archaeology, Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw

Glass Finds from Yeronisos: Connections with the Phoenician/Palestinian Coast
Mariusz Burdajewicz, Keeper, Department of Near Eastern Christian Art, National Museum in Warsaw

Yeronisos and the Early Byzantine Art and Architecture of Western Cyprus
Charalampos G. Chotzakoglou, Professor of Byzantine Art and Architecture, Hellenic Open University; Director of the World Forum of Religions and Cultures of the Kykkos Monastery, Nicosia

Chair: Joan Breton Connelly

Co-sponsored by the Cyprus Embassy Trade Center, New York; the Cultural Services of the Ministry and Culture of the Republic of Cyprus; the Panpaphian Association of America, Inc.; the Friends of Yeronisos; and the NYU Department of Classics and Department of Art History.