Western Anatolia in the Second Millennium BCE: Recent Developments and Future Prospects (WANAT) Symposium



15–16 April 2021

Conveners: Chris Roosevelt, Magda Pieniążek, and Peter Pavúk 

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For many years western Anatolia was one of the least known cultural landscapes in the secondmillennium BCE eastern Mediterranean, overshadowed by its better-known neighbors in Hittite central Anatolian and Minoan and Mycenaean cultural spheres. Owing to the efforts of recent decades, it is becoming possible to grasp the character of western Anatolian identity, or rather identities, as well as their place(s) in the Bronze Age world. 

Co-organized in partnership with Charles University and Tübingen University, the WANAT 2021 Symposium brings together scholars to present and discuss recent developments in interdisciplinary research on western Anatolia, as well as to discuss how to leverage shared information better and how to bridge research gaps. 

The first day of the program features thematically organized topics, including textual evidence, burial rites, chronology, pottery, economy, and culture contact. The second day focuses on specific western Anatolian sites and recent fieldwork. The conference will be concluded by a general discussion. 

For the detailed symposium program (GMT +03:00, Turkey Time) click here and you can download the symposium abstracts from here.

Capacity is limited, please register for this event in advance from here. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about how to join the event.

All contributions will be delivered online, in real time, with simultaneous translation between English and Turkish, which will also be the two official languages of the conference. Please make sure to download the latest version of Zoom in order to have the translation option.

For more information contact anamed_info@ku.edu.tr.