Oppidum cadavera: Assessing the Impact of Ancient Urbanism on Modern Europe and Beyond
Sponsored by University of Colorado Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - 7:00pm

Museum of Natural History
1030 Broadway St
Boulder, CO 80309
United States

Although we have always known that cities were one of the hallmarks of the ancient world and that they have had a fundamental impact on the development of urbanism in modern Europe and beyond, we still have very little idea about the exact nature of the relationship between the ancient and modern urban systems. In this talk, I will use new data and innovative methods to explore some of these issues. How similar or different are ancient and modern urbanism? To what extent has ancient urbanism acted as a template for the modern world? What does this tell us about the survival or destruction of urban systems? And what can we say about the resilience of urban systems in the long run?

Contact Information
Dimitri Nakassis