Life in Palmyra, life for Palmyra

On 21–22 of April 2016, the University of Warsaw will host an international conference “Life in Palmyra, life for Palmyra”. It is co-organized by the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw and the Zygmunt Zaleski Foundation, in cooperation with the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw.

The conference program features presentations of over 30 leading specialists on Palmyrene studies. The scholars represent various international archaeological expeditions working in Palmyra, including a PCMA mission, as well as Syrian archaeologists specializing in this field.

Press Release on Palmyra

The conference is dedicated to Khaled al As’ad, the late director of the Palmyra Museum. On this occasion, a lecture hall in the Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw, will be named after him.

Thursday, 21 April 2016, 9.00 a.m.
Pałac Kazimierzowski, J. Brudziński hall

Friday, 22 April 2016, 11.00 a.m.
Institute of History, Column hall


Chairman: Michał Gawlikowski
9.30–9.50 Andreas Schmidt-Colinet, Khaled al As‘ad. Everything was possible with him, nothing was possible without him
9.50–10.10 Khalil al Hariri, Destruction of Palmyra
10.10–10.30 Annie Sartre-Fauriat, Palmyre, pillage d’un site d’hier ŕ aujourd’hui

Chairman: Grzegorz Majcherek
11.00–11.20 Michel al Maqdissi, Travaux de R. du Mesnil du Buisson ŕ Palmyre (1965 et 1967) d’aprčs les archives inédites conservées au Musée du Louvre (DAO)
11.20–11.40 Jean-Paul Rey-Coquais, Palmyre, la route de la Mer
11.40–12.00 Maurice Sartre, Retour sur Odainath de Palmyre
12.00–12.20 Stefan Hauser, Fines exercitus Syriaticae et commertium Barbarorum
12.20–12.40 Marta Żuchowska, Silks from Palmyra
12.40–13.00 Eivind Heldaas Seland, Firmus of Alexandria and the trade of Palmyra

Chairman: Maurice Sartre
14.30–14.50 Ahmad Taraqji, Nouveaux textes cunéiformes dans la région sud de Syrie
14.50–15.10 Jean-Baptiste Yon, Projets actuels sur l’épigraphie de Palmyre
15.10–15.30 Eleonora Cussini, Palmyrene cursive and the question of everyday writing at Palmyra
15.30–15.50 Jacques Seigne, Les deux sources d’Efqa. Un problčme soulevé par le Tarif de Palmyre résolu?

Chairman: Jean-Charles Balty
16.10–16.30 Jean-Marie le Tensorer, Hélčne le Tensorer, The Palaeolithic of the region of Palmyra, an overview
16.30–16.50 Klaus Schnädelbach, A general map of the antique sites in Palmyra
16.50–17.10 Klaus Parlasca, Säulen mit Statuenkonsolen in Palmyra und ihre Wurzeln
17.10–17.30 Janine Balty, Palmyre et le néoplatonisme ; un moment de grande culture
17.30–17.50 Kiyohide Saito, Offering of water to the deceased in Palmyra Friday, 22 April 2016 University of Warsaw Faculty of History Column Hall (Sala Kolumnowa) Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28

Chairman: Rolf Stucky
11.00–11.20 Michel al Maqdissi, Eva Eshak, Travaux de la mission syrienne ŕ Palmyre en 2011 : les sondages dans la cour du sanctuaire de Bęl et ŕ Tell Zor ŕ côté de la source Afqa
11.20–11.40 Denis Genequand, A decade of Syrian-Swiss research at Qasr al-Hayr al-Sharqi, 2002–2011
11.40–12.00 Cynthia Finlayson, New excavations and new symposia tesserae from Palmyra, Syria 2009–2011
12.00–12.20 Fadia Abou Sekeh, Jazal, monastčre d’ermites dans la Palmyrene

Chairman: Michel al Maqdissi
14.00–14.20 Jean-Charles Balty, Portrait et société ŕ Palmyre
14.20–14.40 Lucinda Dirven, Unity in diversity? A note on the co-existence of different styles in Palmyrene sculpture
14.40–15.00 Vincent Blanchard, Les collections palmyréniennes du Musée du Louvre
15.00–15.20 Rubina Raja, Portraying the Palmyrenes. The funerary reliefs from Palmyra

Chairman: Andreas Schmidt-Colinet
15.40–16.00 Michał Gawlikowski, Gods at banquet. A new early monument from the Efqa source
16.00–16.20 Ted Kaizer, The rider gods of the Palmyrena
16.20–16.40 Rolf Stucky, Le thalamos du temple de Baalshamin – Addenda
16.40–17.00 Marek Barański, Monumental corbeled arch in Palmyra
17.00–17.20 Dagmara Wielgosz-Rondolino, Daria Tarara, When architecture meets art: the case of the temple of Allat
17.20–17.40 Grzegorz Majcherek, Military horreum in Palmyra