Gina Coulthard Memorial Lecture: Sinope in a Black Sea World

Location Chancellor’s Hall, South Block Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU

Date and time Friday 13 January 2023
18:00 - 20:45 (London GMT)
21:00 - 23:45 (Ankara UTC+3)

Speakers Jane Rempel
University of Sheffield

Event Summary

This memorial lecture is dedicated to Gina Coulthard, former BIAA London Administrator and manager of several BIAA publications, who sadly passed away in early 2022. The evening celebrates Gina’s dedication to the discipline of archaeology, which she expressed through her studies, her fieldwork, and her professional undertakings in publishing. Alongside the BIAA publications Anatolian Studies and Heritage Turkey, she also she worked on publications for Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. Gina excavated at Sinop and always held the site dear to her heart.  The evening’s lecture topic is therefore a fitting tribute to Gina’s love of archaeology and the ancient world.

There is no charge for this event, but you are invited to make a donation to a breast cancer charity at the Pink Ribbon Foundation in memory of Gina:

Event Schedule

Friday 13 January 2023 | 18:00-20:45 (UTC+0) | Senate House, University of London

18:00 Arrival and drinks
18:30 Introduction
18:45 – 19:30 Lecture by Dr Jane Rempel followed by Q&A
19:30 Drinks reception and light bites

Please RSVP your in-person attendance of this event to BIAA London Manager at by Tuesday 3rd January. Please advise us of any dietary requirements.

Event Lecture

Sinope in a Black Sea World by Jane Rempel (University of Sheffield)

This talk will consider the ancient Greek settlement of Sinope (modern Sinop, Turkey) in the context of the larger Black Sea region, with a particular focus on the fourth and third centuries BCE. This was a period of particular prosperity for the region, with evidence of Greek cities around the coast participating in intensified and competitive economic, political and social networks. Drawing on recent research from Sinop, this talk will consider its connection with these wider networks in relation to themes of mobility, agricultural production, and prosperity and display. It will emphasise the importance of the integration of ancient Sinope and the broader Turkish Black Sea coast with the much more studied north and west coasts of the Black Sea.

This memorial lecture is in collaboration with the British Institute at Ankara, the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.

Event Speakers

Jane Rempel

University of Sheffield

Jane Rempel is a Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, whose research focuses on ancient Greek colonisation in the Black Sea region. Since 2015 she has been a member of the Sinop Kale Excavations project.