CRC 1266 - Scales of Transformation

E3 – The Hellenistic sanctuary as a perception and action context: Mutual influence between humans, architecture and landscape

Northern part of Corinthia
Fig. 1. Sanctuary of Athena at Lindos on Rhodos view from the acropolis passing the stoa (3rd centuary BC) to the harbour.

The project investigates the transformation of the interrelation between built architecture and landscape during the Hellenistic period (ca. 4th to 2nd century BC) in the Eastern Mediterranean. The mutual influence between built space and natural space will be explored and linked to specific forms of agency, social behaviour and social contexts. The project will concentrate on the archaeological and literary sources of selected, well-investigated sanctuaries that enable a diachronic perspective towards the period of research.
 

Amphiaraion of Oropos
Fig. 2. Amphiaraion of Oropos at the Northern border of Attica, in the background theatre and stoa (2nd and 4th century BC), to the right Amphiaraos temple (5th century BC)

Research Activities 2017-2019


Publications:

Arponen, V.P.J., Grimm, S., Käppel, L., Ott, K., Thalheim, B., Kropp, Y., Kittig, K., Brinkmann, J., Ribeiro, A. 2019. Between natural and human sciences: On the role and character of theory in socio-environmental archeology. The Holocene 29 (10). Fuchs, K., Kirleis, W., Müller, J. (Guest eds.) Special Issue: Scales of Transformation – Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies, 1671-1676. DOI

Feuser, S., Spathi, M. forthcoming 2020. The Sanctuary of Artemis Limnatis in Messene. Natural Setting and Human Action, in: Haug, A.Müller, A. (eds). Hellenistic Architecture and Human Action. A Case of Reciprocal Influence, Scales of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies 10. Leiden: Sidestone Press. Sidestone Press

Haug, A.Käppel, L., Müller, J. (eds.) 2018Past Landscapes – The Dynamics of Interaction between Society, Landscape, and Culture. Leiden: Sidestone Press.  Sidestone Press

Haug, A.Müller, A. (eds) (in press). Hellenistic Architecture and Human Action. A Case of Reciprocal Influence, Scales of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies 10. Leiden: Sidestone Press. Sidestone Press

Müller, A. (in press). The Agency of Hellenistic Built Space: The Asclepieion of Kos, in: Haug, A., Merten, S. (eds). Urban Practices. Repopulating the Ancient City. Leuven: Brepols.

Müller, A. (in press). Secluded or Entangled: Architecture-Landscape Design in Hellenistic Sanctuaries, in: Haug, A.Müller, A (eds). Hellenistic Architecture and Human Action. A Case of Reciprocal Influence, Scales of Transformation in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies 10 . Leiden: Sidestone Press. Sidestone Press

Wiesehöfer, J. 2018. The ‘Iranian’ Period in the Near East: A Landscape Studies Approach, in: Haug, A.Käppel, L., Müller, J. (eds.). Past Landscapes. The Dynamics of Interaction between Society, Landscape and Culture. Leiden: Sidestone Press, 277-290. Sidestone Press

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