The history of archaeology constitutes an important and steadily growing field of study. Classical archaeology or the study of the ancient cultures of the Mediterranean has a long tradition to build on, but it is only in recent decades that this long history has been the subject of more systematic critical investigation and contextual assessment that reach beyond the conventional stories of great men and their discoveries. Significant aspects and implications of the discipline are often neglected or overlooked because they are beyond the scope of these traditional histories, many of which are of course fine pieces of scholarship that have managed to reach an extraordinarily wide popular audience. This two-day conference will address various problems relating to early 20th-century Mediterranean archaeology, with special focus on the study of Greek, Etruscan and Roman cultures from the Archaic to the late Roman period and including Asia Minor, Egypt, the Near East and other regions that were once part of the Hellenistic world and/or a province of the later Roman empire. We welcome contributions that will contribute to a more balanced or holistic picture of the discipline and its various practices in the first half of the last century, including the post-war years.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Istituto Svedese di Studi Classici a Roma (Roma, Italy)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Kristian Göransson (Swedish Institute), Ulf R. Hansson (University of Texas at Austin), Julia Roberts (University of Central Lancashire), Kathleen Sheppard (Missouri University of Science and Technology), and Jonathan Trigg (Liverpool University).
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