The congress will start on Tuesday, 22 May, at 10 o'clock with a plenary session and keynote lectures. They will take place at the Guerzenich in Cologne. A detailed schedule of the programme can be found here.

Welcome Event
at the Guerzenich in Cologne (22 May)

09:00 - 10:00

Registration starts

10:00 - 10:30

Welcome Adresses
Isabel Pfeiffer-Poensgen | Minister for Culture and Sciences of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
Henriette Reker | Lord Major of the City of Cologne
Friederike Fless | President of the German Archaeological Institute
Manuela Günter | Prorector of the University of Cologne
Kristian Göransson | President of the International Association of Classical Archaeology
Martin Bentz and Michael Heinzelmann | AIAC organisers

Keynote Lectures

10:30 - 11:00

Introduction to the main theme 'Archaeology and Economy in the Ancient World'
Andrew Wilson | University of Oxford

11:00 - 11:30

Archaeology and Economic History
Sitta von Reden | University of Freiburg

11:30 - 12:00

Ancient social equality, biological standards of living, and demographic development in comparative perspective
Geoffrey Kron
| University of Victoria


Lunch breack

13:10 - 13:40

Ecological and economical consequences of the human impact on the Mediterranean landscapes - examples from Western Anatolia
Helmut Brückner | University of Cologne

13:40 - 14:10

The shapes of production in classical antiquity: space, scale, infrastructure, integration
Lin Foxhall
| University of Liverpool

14:10 - 14:40

Distribution: A coin perspective
François de Callataÿ
| Royal Library of Belgium, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes

14:40 - 15:10

There and Back Again: Piggy-back and Return Cargoes
Elizabeth Fentress
| Rome


Coffee break

15:50 - 16:20

The role of the city in the ancient economy: urban infrastructure, relations between town and country
Simon Keay
| University of Southampton

16:20 - 16:50

Building Construction, Terracotta Production, and Knowledge Networks in the Roman Empire
Lynne Lancaster
| Ohio University

16:50 - 17:20

Economies of religion: symbolic, communicative and spatial dimensions of religious production and consumption
Jörg Rüpke
| University of Erfurt

17:20 - 17:50

Regional Survey and the Ancient Economy
John Bintliff
| University of Leiden, Historical Institute/ Department of Archaeology, Edinburgh University