Heritage Science on Air

Voice to the Silence

Materiality and Immateriality of the Female World and Childhood from the Coroplastic Perspective

September 21st and 22nd, 2022 | 14.00-18.15 CEST

CNR ISPC on Air Webinar


Women and children are ubiquitous presences in antiquity, but sometimes neglected by the ‘official history’ and in the dynamics of social reconstruction related to the ancient communities. However, their role was far from secondary, as clearly revealed by images visible on objects of art and handicraft.

Therefore, the Webinar, organized by Marianna Castiglione and Ida Oggiano (CNR ISPC) in the framework of the PRIN 2017’s research theme “People of the Middle Sea. Innovation and integration in ancient Mediterranean (1600-500 BC)”, will focus on some case studies of terracotta figurines from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic Period, in order to significantly contribute to this topic.
Different aspects related to the female world and childhood suggested by the terracottas will be examined, offering food for thought and new data for trans-Mediterranean and intercultural comparisons.

Figurines found in different contexts, from Greece to West (Magna Graecia and other areas of Italy, Sardinia, and Iberian Peninsula) and East (Cyprus, Levant, Babylonia), sometimes opportunely compared with written sources and other kind of archaeological objects, will suggest material and immaterial issues, such as the innovations in terms of technology and iconography, as well as the social and cultural interaction and integration in the ancient communities that produced, designed, and used them.

The webinar will be held on the Zoom platform. Participating at the webinar is free with a registration on Eventbrite. Click the button ‘Register’.

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