Potter’s Wheel Conference Live

We have a live conference going right now, on “Archaeological Approaches to the Study of the Potter’s Wheel”, #potterycon. In case you missed yesterday, we heard papers concerned with modes of research for potting practices. Our inaugural speaker Professor Sander Van der Leeuw, the speakers and discussant Professor Carl Knappett brought forth a variety of approaches to the study of the wheel, generating much discussion.

On November 25, we begin with Theme 2, the evolution and spread of the potter’s wheel, and which will continue into Thursday. This theme will discuss the potter’s wheel in a range of geographical contexts, from Mesopotamia and the Uruk to the Aegean, Sudan and Southern Italy.

Many thanks for a very interesting series of talks. Very informative and produced with a very high degree of technical, hassle free quality. Free access to up to date research is invaluable as is interaction with those sharing their research. Much appreciated. 

Quote by memelarmour, 24 November 2020

So excited for the conference, I think you have all achieved a really special model here, and I hope it continues as a valid way to open up access to academic research for as many people as possible, even after Covid!

Quote by Jill Hilditch, November 2020

The presentations are on YouTube and we use the EXARC Discord server for discussion and Q&A.
All is free and open access.


2020 November - Archaeological Approaches to the Study of the Potter’s Wheel #potterycon

Date: Tuesday, November 24, 2020 - Friday, November 27, 2020
Organised by: University of Amsterdam (NL), University of Hradec Králové (CZ) and EXARC (NL)

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Conference Review: Archaeological Approaches to the Study of the Potter’s Wheel, November 2020, via Discord and YouTube

‘Archaeological Approaches to the Study of the Potter’s Wheel’ was a virtual conference hosted on EXARC’s Discord server and YouTube channel, organised by Dr Caroline Jeffra, Dr Richard Thér, Chase Minos and Dr Roeland Paardekooper. Similar to many conferences affected by COVID-19... Read more