Pigments, Colors and Ideas Symposium
On the occasion of the 100th year of the Turkish Republic

November 23, 2023 – Thursday


Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
18.00Opening speeches
18.10Inaugural lecture
Professor Dr. Filiz Yenişehirlioğlu

(Koç University, Director of VEKAM, Ankara) 

Color: The Perception of an Image / 
Renk: İmgenin Algısı
19.15Concert by İpek Dereli and her Ensemble
19.50Opening of the Exhibition / Cocktail

November 24, 2023 – Friday

Bilkent University
Faculty of Humanities and Lettersm
C Block Amphi

Zoom Registration:
Morning Session
09.30 – 10.00 Registration and coffee
10.00 – 10.15Welcoming speeches
Moderator: Jorge Lopez Quiroga
10.15 – 10.35Dominique Kassab Tezgör
(Bilkent University, Faculty of Humanities and Letters, Department of Archaeology)

Miltos, Sinopis and Sinopia over the Centuries
10.35 – 10.50Selim Yılmaz Erdal
(Hacettepe University, Faculty of Letters, Department of Anthropology)

Dyes and Dead Bodies in Early Neolithic People
10.50 – 11.10Dyes and Spices, a film by Cécile Michel and Vanessa Tubiana-Brun, CNRS, Nanterre, France, 2017.

Film prepared within the International Research Network “Ancient Textiles from the Orient to the Mediterranean”
11.10 – 11.30Cécile Michel (CNRS ArScAn, Nanterre-CSMC Hamburg)
Philippe Abrahami (Université de Lille)
Nicole Brisch (Universität Hamburg & CSMC)
Louise Quillien (CNRS, ArScAn, Nanterre)

Red Textiles and Dyes in Cuneiform Sources from the Third to the First Millennium BCE
11.30 – 11.50Hariclia Brecoulaki
(Institute of Historical Research, Section of Greek and Roman Antiquity, National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens)

Which Colours for which Purposes? Selection and Applications of Pigments in Ancient Greek Painting. 
Snack Break
Afternoon Session
Moderator: Gülsu Şimşek Franci
13.30 – 13.50Brigitte Bourgeois
(Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France, C2RMF)
Violaine Jeammet
(Department of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Antiquities, Louvre Museum)
Yannick Vandenberghe
(Centre de Recherche et de Restauration des Musées de France, C2RMF)

Small is Beautiful. Painters at Work on Greek Terracotta Figurines.
13.50 – 14.10Tuna Şare
(University of Oxford/ Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University)

The Colors of Imperial Power in Late Roman Anatolia
14.10 – 14.30Thomas Zimmermann
(Bilkent University, Faculty of Humanities and Letters, Department of Archaeology)

From Hallucinogens to Hazards – The Lycurgus Cup and the Long Deep History of Metals as Coloring Agents
14.30 – 14.50Anaïs Lamesa
(Head of the Archaeological Unit at the French Institute of Anatolian Studies, İstanbul) 

Red Ochre in Cappadocia: from Technical to Decorative Uses
Coffee break
Moderator: Brigitte Bourgeois
15.50 – 16.10Jorge Lopez Quiroga (University Complutense Madrid)
Natalia Figueiras (University Complutense Madrid)

The Red and White Colors in the Medieval Rock Wall Painting of the World Map of San Pedro de Rocas (Galicia, Spain): Artistic Materials and Pictorial Techniques
16.10 – 16.30Umberto Brogi
(Restorer at Opera Primaziale Pisana, Pisa)

Drawing on the Wall. The Sinopias of the Pisan Cemetery
16.30 – 16.50Gülsu Şimşek Franci
(Doctoral Researcher at Koç University Surface Science and Technology Center – KUYTAM)

Identification of Tiles via Color
16.50 – 17.10Sibel Ertez Ural
(Bilkent University, FADA, Department of interior Architecture and Environmental Design) 

Red and White in Architectural Context
Bilkent University
FADA Art Gallery
18.00Exploring Sinopia (Mentor Beata Zalewska)
Pigments, Colors and Textures (Mentor Ekin Kılıç Ezer)
Workshop Student Works Exhibition Opening
19.30Closing Reception