Progress and innovation in technology were of exceptional importance for the development of ancient societies and have been of great interest to many disciplines. This year, the Ancient Technology Summer School discusses Production on Demand issues, offering the opportunity to examine how technological achievements of ancient cultures meet the needs of individuals or the wider society. Subjects such as how the diffusion of improved infrastructural, organizational and mechanical technologies facilitated the production and distribution of everyday or luxury items (e.g. faience, glassware, furniture, ceramics, toreutics, etc) or how the invention and transfer of new technologies served the needs of the ancient communities for comfort and well-being will be discussed.
In the course of the programme, the latest archaeological and historical research along with state-of-the-art scientific techniques applied to the study of antiquities will be presented by senior academics and field archaeologists who are experts in their research areas.
The Summer School on Ancient Technology is planned to be held annually with the aim of a) providing an international forum on technological achievements of the ancient Greek world and b) making greater use of the rich resources of Greece in terms of specialists in ancient technology research.
The aim of this 2-week intensive School is to make the participants more acquainted with aspects of ancient technologies by providing up-to-date knowledge presented and discussed by the experts of the relevant fields.