Monthly Pontic Conference « Mondes Pontiques »


With the limitation of travels linked with COVID-19, the need for exchanging ideas between scholars has become more crucial. In the continuity of the blog Spartokosalu which built bridges between Pontic specialists for now 10 years, I will organize an international webinar, nammed « Mondes Pontiques » consisting in a monthly 30-minutes online paper about the Black Sea during Greek and Roman era.

The whole perimeter of the Black Sea is here considered, up to 100 km inland, from the 8th c. BC until the 7th c. AD. The papers will have to be in English, French, Italian or German. If you are interested in submitting a proposal, thank you for sending an abstract to:

Thank you for your contribution !

Wednesday, 19th May 2021 :

Migrant Craftspeople in the Black Sea and its approaches during the Archaic period by John Brendan Knight (University of Liverpool)

Wednesday, 16th June 2021 :

Du nouveau sur Hérôs Héphaïstos Dabatopios et son sanctuaire de Telerig (Mésie Inférieure) par Dan Dana (Laboratoire HISOMA, Lyon)

Wednesday, 22th September 2021 :

Défendre une cité à la fin de l’antiquité. Zaldapa, ville des confins danubo-pontiques by Brahim M’Barek (EVEHA, membre visiteur UMR 8164 HALMA, Lille, membre associé UMR 7044 ARCHIMEDE, Strasbourg).

Octobre 2021:

White marble at the Black Sea. Some observations on Greek sculptures (Archaic–Hellenistic) discovered around the Pontos Euxeinos by Veronika Sossau (Department for Ancient Studies at Basel University, assistant for Classical Archaeology)

November 2021 :

Preliminary results of the studies in the south-eastern part of the Tanais Citadel in 2015-2019.
by Tatiana Egorova
Department of Archeology Lomonosov Moscow State University
and Sergei Iliashenko
Institute of Archaeology of the Russian Academy of Sciences

December 2021 :

January 2022 :

Map made by Giorgi Balakhadze, source https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Map_of_the_Black_Sea_with_bathymetry_and_surrounding_relief.svg