The city in Roman Italy has always enjoyed a privileged position in the study of Classical antiquity. While prior inquiries have focused on public architecture and economic models, recent work is beginning to reveal the lived experience of the city and reinterpret the urban role in the Roman landscape. This graduate student conference aims to bring together new approaches to the built environment that reassess previous analyses and contextualize understudied material.
We invite graduate students working in any area of Classical antiquity (such as archaeology,
architecture, art history, history, religious studies, philology and philosophy) to submit papers that
offer new approaches to urbanism in Roman Italy. If you wish to submit a paper, please send an
include your name in the abstract. Papers will be 20 minutes in length. Deadline for submissions
is January 1, 2014. Presenters will be notified of the result by February 1, 2014.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Nicola Terrenato from the University of Michigan.
Potential topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
- The interplay between text and context in the urban environment
- Investigations of the relationship between public and private
- The use of technology such as GIS and 3D modeling in recreating the urban environment
- Approaches to lived experiences of the city through philological sources
- The integration and interpretation of legacy data from urban excavations
- Modern and ancient conceptions of the Roman city
- The examination of liminal groups such as slaves and women within an urban context