Masons at Work: Architecture and Construction in the Pre-Modern World
Sponsored by Center for Ancient Studies, University of Pennsylvania
Friday, March 30, 2012 to Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cohen Hall, University of Pennsylvania
249 S. 36th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
United States

The symposium assembles specialists in various fields to examine building practices in the  pre-modern world, with an emphasis on aspects of construction and structure in ancient  Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval, and early-to-middle period Islamic architecture.

Keynote Address: Lynne Lancaster (Ohio University)
Featured Speakers: John Ochsendorf (MIT), Ulrike Wulf-Rheidt (DAI-Berlin), Katia Cytryn-Silverman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem), Lorenz Korn (University of Bamberg), Gionata Rizzi (Milan), Dimitris Athanasoulis (Ephoreia of Byzantine Antiquities, Corinth)
Commentator: Kostis Kourelis (Franklin and Marshall College)
Organizing Committee: Lothar Haselberger, Renata Holod, Robert Ousterhout

A full program of the event can be found in this PDF:

Note: There is no registration fee; however, if you plan to attend, please let us know at  For updates on the symposium, visit our website at

Accommodations: Due to exceptional popularity, rooms at the conference hotel (Club Quarters) are fully booked.  For other hotels in the area, see the list of hotels near the University of Pennsylvania
( or google: “Hotels near University of Pennsylvania.”  The Sheraton and the Inn at Penn are on campus; any hotel near Rittenhouse
Square will be easily accessible to campus by public transportation or by foot.

Contact Information
Arthur Thourson Jones


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