The Norwegian Institute at Athens has carried out field work on Naxos at the 7th century Byzantine urban fortress of Kastro Apalirou in collaboration with The 2nd Ephoria of Byzantine Antiquities since 2010. The project has recently been widened to include the Universities of Edinburgh and Newcastle. A conference is being arranged to bring together scholars who have worked on Naxos and other Byzantine sites in the Aegean
The conference focus will be Byzantine research on Naxos, though some aspects of Late Antique settlement will be included. Research from other insular sites with relevance to Naxos will also be presented. The following research areas will be covered: Archaeology, History, Landscape History, Ecclesiastical History, and Iconographic and Architectural development.
The meeting will be held at the Ursuline School, Chora, Naxos Island, on Saturday 12th and Sunday 13th April with an optional excursion on the 14th. A preliminary programme will be published shortly.
The following speakers have agreed to speak and will present papers on their work:
Vasso Penna, University of the Peloponnese
Ben Slot, University of Leiden
Haralambos Pennas, Athens
Thanassis Vionis, University of Cyprus
Natalia Poula- Papadimitriou, University of Thessaloniki
Vassilis Lambrinoudakis, University of Athens
Maria Xenaki, French School at Athens
Stavros Baltogiannis, Athens
Agathoniki Tsilipakou, Museum of Byzantine Culture, Thessaloniki
Georgios Mastoropoulos, Athens and Naxos
Georgios Deligiannakis, Open University, Cyprus
Klimis Aslanidis, University of Patras
Ian Begg, Trent University
David Hill, University of Oslo
Knut Ødegård University of Oslo
Håkon Ingvaldsen, University of Oslo
James Crow, University of Edinburgh
Sam Turner University of Newcastle
We welcome other potential speakers who have relevant work to contact the organizers with an abstract of their proposed communication.