The way to approach this problem is – in Dr. Lis’ opinion – through technology involved in craft production, which might be considered as a special case of social practice. The advantage of technology for approaching mobility is that it is much less ambiguous than other aspects of material culture usually taken into consideration. Dr. Lis will focus on technology involved in pottery production – with an emphasis on Aeginetan pottery produced beyond the island along the Euboean Gulf – but the discussion will also involve other crafts as well as more mundane daily practices. Furthermore, he would also like to question an uncritical use of two terms - import and imitation – which quite often diverts us from the proper understanding of particular objects in their contexts and, in the cases presented in this lecture, from detecting possible presence of migrants. The analysis will lead not only to identification of migrants’ presence, but also – at least in one case – to isolation of their possible dwelling at the site of Lefkandi.
We look forward to seeing you on the 28th at 7:30 PM in the Library of the Institute. The lecture will be live-streamed (http://www.ustream.tv/channel/live-lectures-at-cig-icg).