ΕΤΑΙΡΕΙΑ ΦΙΛΩΝ της ΑΡΧΑΙΑΣ ΕΛΙΚΗΣ
THE HELIKE SOCIETY
Eliki, Aigion 25 100, E-mail: email@example.com
SIXTH INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
HELIKE AFTER 373 BC
AN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH
September 4-6, 2021
The Sixth International Conference on Ancient Helike and Aigialeia (HELIKE VI) took place in Aigion, Achaea, from 4-6 September 2021. The main theme of the Conference is the history, archaeology and geology of Helike and its area after the 373 BC catastrophic earthquake, and the new settlement developed in late Classical-Hellenistic times including a building complex of excellently preserved workshops associated with textile activities.
The Conference follows up in a series of International Conferences organised by the Helike Society and held at certain intervals in the region of Aigialeia, Achaea. The previous Fifth International Conference dedicated to Helikeís patron god Poseidon and his cult in Helike and the Peloponnese, with an emphasis to the godís capacity as god of earthquakes and natural catastrophes was held in 2013. The Conference Proceedings volume entitled POSEIDON God of earthquakes and Waters, Cult and Sanctuaries, Helike V, edited by Dora Katsonopoulou, was published by the Helike Society in 2017.
The Helike VI Conference included scientific announcements, experimental archaeology exhibitions related to ancient spinning/dyeing/weaving and fulling techniques in collaboration with SEN Heritage Looms of Athens, exhibition of paintings on textiles by a local painter, cultural events and a guided tour to the Helike area and the archaeological site.
HelikeVI abstract book
|Fig 1 Opening session, September 4 2021: Dora Katsonopoulou speaking|
|Fig 2 Session 2, September 5 2021: George Iliopoulos speaking, Christos Merantzas presiding|
|Fig 3 Session 3, September 5 2021: Gerassimos Papadopoulos donating his book on earthquakes to Dora Katsonopoulou|
|Fig 4 Session 4, September 5 2021: Sophia Tsourinaki speaking, Giorgos Facorellis presiding|
|Fig 5 Conference speakers|
|Fig 6 Archaeological tour, September 6 2021: Sophia Tsourinaki and Dora Katsonopoulou presenting the dyeworks archaeological site|
|Fig 7 Archaeological tour, September 6 2021: Dora Katsonopoulou presenting storage areas at the archaeological site|
|Fig 8 Geo-archaeological tour, September 6 2021: Dora Katsonopoulou speaking on the archaeology of the Helike area|
|Fig 9 Geo-archaeological tour, September 6 2021: Ioannis Koukouvelas speaking on the geology of the Helike area, Selinous river|
|Fig 10 Geo-archaeological tour, September 6 2021: Ioannis Koukouvelas speaking on the seismology of the Helike area, Kerynites river|
For the Organizing Committee
Prof. Dora Katsonopoulou