Writing in the fourth century AD, Ausonius left no room for doubt that the city of Milan was an imperial, religious and cultural centre alike; a leading metropolis in the Western Empire that stood comparison even with nearby Rome. For almost 120 years, Milan indeed played a pivotal role as the predominant centre of power in the Western late-Roman empire (286‒402). And adding to this century of fame was Milan’s rise as a Christian religious centre, most actively furthered by Ambrose during his tenure as bishop of the city (374‒397). Yet, this formative period not only changed Milan’s role and significance across the empire, it also concerned the city itself; and it is this aspect of Milan’s history – the late antique city from within – that the conference will be devoted to. Bringing together experts from all fields concerned by the theme, the conference will inquire into Milan’s urban history before, during, and after the presence of the imperial court and Ambrose’s time.
LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Regensburg (Regensburg, Germany)
ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Markus Löx (Regensburg); Florian Wöller (Copenhagen)
Prof. Dr. Massimiliano David, Massimiliano (Università di Bologna) - Prof. Dr. Ivan Foletti, (Masaryk University) - Dr. Alžběta Filipová (Masaryk University) - Prof. Dr. Stéphane Gioanni (Université Lumière-Lyon 2)- Dr. Paola Greppi (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano) - Prof. Dr. Uta Heil (Universität Wien) - PD Dr. Bianca Schröder (LMU München) - Prof. Dr. Claudia Thiersch (HU Berlin)