Spring 2023 Langford Conference: "Social Groups and Production in Mycenaean Economies."


On 24-25 February 2023, the Department of Classics at Florida State University will sponsor the Spring 2023 Langford Conference on Social Groups and Production in Mycenaean Economies.


The conference will be held in the Turnbull Conference Center on the FSU campus in Tallahassee.


Thursday, February 23

5:00-6:30 Welcoming reception, Werkmeister Reading Room (Heritage Museum)


Friday, February 24 (Turnbull Center)

8:00-9:00 Continental breakfast

9-9:30 Welcome and Introduction to the Conference, D. Pullen, “Elites and non-elites in Mycenaean economies”

9:30-10:15 D. Nakassis, “Reading between the lines: textual evidence for socioeconomic organization in the Mycenaean world”

10:15-10:30 Break

10:30-11:15 J. Driessen, “A House Divided? Social structure before, during and after the Mycenaean administration at Knossos”

11:15-12:00 S. Voutsaki, “Kinship and the roots of inequality in pre-palatial Laconia”

12:00-1:30 Lunch for all attendees

1:30-2:15 M. L. Galaty and W. A. Parkinson, “Not a Great Kingdom: Mycenaean Economic Variation as a Measure of Nonintegration”

2:15-3:00 S. C. Murray, “Mycenaean Economic Institutions, Expensive Exchange, and the Theory of the Firm”

3:00-3:15 Break

3:15-4:00 T. F. Tartaron, “Social Groups in the Mycenaean Maritime Economy

4:00-4:45 N. Abell, “Crafting communities and constellations of practice: An exploration of production and exchange networks in the earlier LBA southern Aegean”

4:45-5:00 Discussion


Saturday, February 25 (Turnbull Center)

8:00-9:00 Continental breakfast

9:00-9:45 K. Shelton, “Petsas House: potters, the workshop, and ceramic production in Mycenae’s society and economy”

9:45-10:00 Break

10:00-10:45 A. Dill, “Craft Industries at Kalamianos

10:45-11:30 P. M. Day and E. Kardamaki, “Potting Communities during the Mycenaean Palatial Period”

11:30-12:00 General Discussion



For more information, please contact Daniel J. Pullen (dpullen@fsu.edu).





Friday, February 24th 8:00 am
Saturday, February 25th 5:00 pm