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Urban Life and the Built Environment in the Roman World - 07-08-09/12/2016, Leiden (Netherlands)




FECHA/DATE/DATA: 07-08-09/12/2016


 LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Leiden University (Leiden, Netherlands)



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Gravensteen (Pieterskerkhof 6), Room 1.11


I. Urban life between theory and practice

Chair: Eric Moormann, Radboud University

14:15 – 14:45   Introduction: Urbanism, urban space, and urban life

                Miko Flohr, Leiden University

14:45 – 15:30   Multisensory approaches to Roman urban space

                Eleanor Betts, Open University (UK)

16:00 – 16:45   Emotion and the City: the example of Pompeii

                Annette Haug, University of Kiel

16:45 – 17:30    Rome – the Moving City: Approaches to the Study of Urban Space

Simon Malmberg, University of Bergen


17:30 –  Drinks



Gravensteen (Pieterskerkhof 6), Room 0.11

II. Urbanism and the sacred

Chair:  Tesse Stek, Leiden University

10:00 – 10:45   Urbanizing the sacred landscape. Rural sanctuary complexes in Asia Minor

                Christina Williamson, Groningen University

11:15 – 12:00   Religion in the urbs: Defining the special case of Imperial Rome beyond the political centre

                Marlis Arnhold, University of Bonn


12:00 – 12:45   The Economy of the Sacred

                Elizabeth Fentress, Rome.


Lunch break

III. Landscapes and Citizens

Chair: Luuk de Ligt, Leiden University

14:00 – 14:45   Topographical permeability and dynamics of public space in Roman Minturnae

                Patric-Alexander Kreuz, University of Jordan, Amman

14:45 – 15:30   Statues and public life in the cities of Roman Greece: Athens, Corinth and Messene

                Chris Dickenson, University of Oxford

16:00 – 16:45    Political space and the experience of citizenship in Republican Rome: monumentality, interpellation, and performance

                Amy Russell, Durham University

16:45 – 17:30   Female Citizens and Cityscaping in Africa Proconsularis

                Cristina Murer, Free University, Berlin 



Gravensteen (Pieterskerkhof 6), Room 0.11


IV. Landscapes of Interaction

Chair: Nathalie de Haan, Radboud University Nijmegen

09:30 – 10:15   The urban borderscape as an arena for social, political and cultural interaction.               Saskia Stevens, University of Utrecht

10:15 – 11:00   I risultati delle recenti indagini in una zona suburbana di Pompei. Per una rilettura del dato topografico

                Sandra Zanella, Centre Jean Bérard, Naples

11:30 – 12:15   Roman roads as indicators of urban life: the case of the Via Appia near Rome

                Stephan Mols & Eric Moormann, Radboud University Nijmegen

12:15 – 13:00   The commercial landscape of Roman ports

                Candace Rice, University of Edinburgh


Lunch break


Chair: Tyler Franconi, University of Oxford

14:00 – 14:45   Urban workshops in Roman Africa:  location, ownership and management

                Touatia Amraoui, Casa Velazquez, Madrid

14:45 – 15:30   Public investment and the commercial landscapes of Roman Italy

                Miko Flohr, University of Leiden

V. Concluding Remarks & General Discussion

Chair: Tyler Franconi, University of Oxford

16:00 – 16:20   Concluding Remarks

                Andrew Wilson, University of Oxford

16:20 – 17:00   General Discussion


17:00 –  Drinks


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