News and events

Upcoming events

  • 8.12.2022 University of Uppsala, workshop ‘More than a place of worship. Complexity of sacred sites in the ancient world’ – co-organizer and speaker – see blog
  • 23.02.2023 University of Trento, conference ‘Memory, space and mindscapes in ancient Greece’ – ‘Urban mindscapes and sacred timescapes: the Asklepieion of Pergamon’
  • 22-24.03.2023 University of Erfurt, International Graduate School of the Max-Weber-Kolleg and the University of Graz, PhD workshop ‘Community, Ritual and the power of memory’ – keynote ‘Sanctuaries as Urban Timescapes’
  • 06-08.04.2023 Swedish Institute of Athens, international conference ‘Distant Deities, Central Places: Reconsidering the “extra-urban” sanctuary’ – co-organizer, with Axel Frejman (SIA, Uppsala) and Floris van den Eijnde (University of Utrecht)

Deep-mapping the Asklepieion of Pergamon

The current project Deep-mapping the Asklepieion of Pergamon, has been presented together by Christina Williamson & Alexandra Katevaini at the events listed here (largely by invitation).

  • 16-18.11.2022 Weimar, ‘Urbanity: History, Concept, Uses’, Annual Conference of “Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations” (FOR 2779) – ‘Sanctuaries as Urban Timescapes: the Asklepieion of Pergamon’
  • 07.11.2022 Radboud University of Nijmegen, Seminar Radboud Ancient and Medieval (RAM) Lecture Series – ‘Deep-mapping the Asklepieion of Pergamon’ – Christina Williamson & Alexandra Katevaini – see blog
  • 17.09.2022 University of Groningen, Arts Festival – Project ‘Tales from the Asklepieion of Pergamon’– Alexandra Katevaini & Christina Williamson – see blog
  • 31.08.2022 Budapest/online: EAA (European Archaeological Association) Annual Meeting 2022, panel 407 ’Digital Religioscapes: Current Methodologies and Novelties in the Analysis of Sacr(aliz)ed Spaces’ – ‘Creating a Deep-map of the Asklepieion of Pergamon: Process and Pitfalls in Digitizing a Religioscape’– Alexandra Katevaini & Christina Williamson
  • 27.06.2022 University of Cork: EASR (European Association for the Study of Religion) Annual Meeting 2022, panel ’The Emancipation of Ancient Religions in the Digital Age’ – ’Deep-mapping of the Asklepieion of Pergamon. Emancipating the data through GIS’ 
  • 18.05.2022 University of Uppsala: Classical Archaeology and Ancient History seminar – ’Deep-mapping the Asklepieion of Pergamon’ – see story map:
  • 25.03.2022 University of Groningen, MA class ‘Atelier Living Heritage’ – Project ‘Heroes in the Asklepieion‘ with workshop on building ArcGIS Story Maps – see blog.
  • 29.11.2021 Johannes Gutenberg Universtität Mainz: Guest lecture series Klassisches Archäologie/Alt Geschichte – ‘Deep-mapping sanctuaries. The Asklepieion of Pergamon’
    see story map:
  • 05.11.2021 DAI Istanbul Pergamon: TransPergMikro project Meeting / Werkstattgespräch –‘Deep-mapping the Asklepieion of Pergamon’
  • 25.05.2021 Swedish Institute at Athens: The Athens Greek Religion Seminar – ‘Deep-mapping the Asklepieion of Pergamon’ 
  • 19.05.2021 University of Groningen: Ancient History Research Collective, Brown Bag Seminar – ‘Deep-mapping the Asklepieion of Pergamon’
  • 06.05.2021 HIERON: 2021 Spring Meeting ‘Asking about Asklepios’ – ‘Deep-mapping the Asklepieion of Pergamon’

Other related papers and events

  • 01.09.2022 Bordeaux, XVI CIEGL (Congressus Internationalis Epigraphiae Graecae et Latinae), Panel  17 ’L’épigraphie quantitative’ – ‘Connecting the Greeks. From agonistic inscriptions to festival networks’ – Tom Britton, Onno van Nijf, Christina Williamson
  • 01.09.2022 Antwerp, EAUH (European Association for Urban History) Annual Meeting 2022Roundtable 5 ‘A new Urban History’ presenting the forthcoming Cambridge Urban History of Europe – with Maarten Prak (UUtrecht), volume editor-in-chief, and co-editor for Vol. 1 Penelope Davies (University of Texas), editors of Vol. 2: Patrick Lantscher (UCL) and Maarten Prak (UUtrecht); and editors of Vol. 3: Dorothee Brantz (TU Berlin), and Gábor Sonkoly (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest).
  • 18-20.11.2021 University of Groningen, international conference Rooted Cities, Wandering Gods: Interurban religious interactions in the ancient world – organized by our team, with the aim of scholars together who focus on interurban relations through religious practices in the ancient world. See
    At this event I presented the paper – ‘Sacred Circles. Enclosed Sanctuaries as Urban Repeaters in Festival Networks’.  Early in November, I also presented this paper at a colloquium at the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt, in connection with the project “Religion and Urbanity: Reciprocal Formations” (FOR 2779). The paper will appear in revised form in a volume edited by Zahra Newby, The Material Dynamics of Festivals in the Graeco-Roman East (Oxford, in press)
  • 03.09.2021  Kiel/online: EAA (European Archaeological Association) Annual Meeting 2021, panel ‘Widening Horizons’ –  ‘Mountains of Memory. Triangulating landscape, cult and regional identity through Zeus’ – Adam Wiznura & Christina Williamson. 
    This paper has now been published in Pharos. Journal of the Netherlands Institute at Athens, Vol. 24 (2018-2020)