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September 2014

Ostia: nuovi studi e confronto delle richerche nei quartieri occidentali

September 22, 2014 @ 09:00 - September 24, 2014 @ 17:00
Academia Belgica,
Via Omero
Roma, Italy
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Façade of the mid second century AD caseggiato del Trifore seen from west

This is an international conference on current archaeological research in the west part of Ostia, where I will give an outline of the Building Tabernae project and present a short case study of the development of commercial space along the Decumano Occidentale, which connected the city center to the sea, and, despite being a bit of a dead-end-road, appears to have had a highly commercial character. However, commercial investment shows two greatly diverging faces along different parts of this street.  You can…

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November 2014

Public and Private in Roman House and Society

November 7, 2014 @ 08:00 - November 8, 2014 @ 17:00
Institutum Romanum Finlandiae,
Passeggiata del Gianicolo 10
Roma, Italy
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Façade of the Casa del Torello di Bronzo at Pompeii, with central entrance surrounded by two shops.

Two day conference in Rome on public and private in Roman house and society, where I will give a paper on the role of tabernae associated with atrium houses in negotiating the relation between public space (the street) and private space (the atrium). The academic programme of the conferene can be found here. Shops, workshops and the commercialization of private space in Roman houses: the case of Pompeii While scholarly discourse on public and private in the Roman house usually…

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Lecture for the NKV at Ghent

November 12, 2014 @ 20:00 - 21:30
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Shops underneath the forum temple

Wie maakt de stad? Winkels, werkplaatsen en het ruimtelijke landschap van steden in Romeins Italië Het moderne beeld van Romeinse steden wordt van oudsher in sterke mate gedomineerd door monumentale, publieke architectuur: tempels, theaters, amfitheaters, en thermencomplexen – gebouwen die met name door het gebruik van beton in hun constructie de tand des tijds vaak goed hebben doorstaan. Dit traditionele stadsbeeld contrasteert scherp met hoe Romeinse steden in hun alledaagse gedaante ervaren en beleefd werden: in de dagelijkse werkelijkheid werd…

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Lecture: Debates in Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology

November 26, 2014 @ 15:00 - 17:00
Fullonica VI 14, 21-22 at Pompeii

Debating urban economies: the case of Pompeii While there are few cities in the Roman world about which we know more, Pompeii has so far played only a very limited role in debates about the nature and performance of Roman Urban Economies. In this talk I will discuss some possible ways to use the material remains of Pompeii to further debates on the economic history of urban communities in the Roman world. Particularly, I will focus on two issues. First,…

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December 2014

Kennis op Straat: Een industriële Revolutie in het oude Rome?

December 9, 2014 @ 20:00 - 21:00
Unnamed Venue,
Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Work area of fullonica VI 14, 21-22 at Pompeii

Kennis op Straat is een initiatief van KNAW's De Jonge Academie, en deze lezing kan via hun website geboekt worden. Vandaag spreek ik voor de KIVI kring in Rotterdam (niet openbaar). Een industriële Revolutie in het oude Rome? Hoe modern was het oude Rome eigenlijk? Dit is een vraag die al meer dan eeneeuw tot felle debatten leidt onder wetenschappers. Dat is goed te begrijpen: Rome past niet zo goed in onze historische kaders. Aan de ene kant is Rome…

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Freie Universität Berlin: Wirtschaftsformen und Wirtschaftsräume

December 17, 2014 @ 10:00 - 12:00
Freie Universitát Berlin,
Berlin, Germany
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Fullonica VI 14, 21-22 at Pompeii

Lecture series at the Free University of Berlin in which I will give a lecture on current approaches to urban economic life. More information to follow...

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January 2015

Roman Discussion Forum: Building Tabernae in Roman Italy

January 28, 2015 @ 14:00 - 15:00
Institute of Archaeology,
Beaumont Street
Oxford, United Kingdom
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East façade of insula VII 2 at Pompeii

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June 2015

Urbanizing environments in the Roman World: Italy and Beyond

June 12, 2015 @ 09:30 - 18:00
Huizinga Building,
Doelensteeg 16
Leiden, 2300 RA Netherlands
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This one-day colloquium brings together ten scholars investigating the changes brought about by the increasing urbanization of the Italian peninsula and the Roman world in the last centuries BCE and the first centuries CE, both within cities, and on the countryside. The morning session focuses on the view from the countryside, and on the issue of colonization, including papers by  Laurens E. Tacoma, Marleen Termeer, Tesse Stek and Gijs Tol and Tymon de Haas. A session focusing on urban landscapes follows lunch, with papers…

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December 2016

Urban life and the built environment in the Roman world

December 7, 2016 @ 14:00 - December 9, 2016 @ 17:00

This conference builds upon recent and ongoing discourse in the study of Roman urbanism to explore the relation between architecture and society in the Roman world. While recent decades have seen spectacular developments in the theories and concepts that inform the study of Roman urbanism, not all spheres of urban life have profited equally, a lot of discourse has gravitated around a limited number of showcase sites (particularly Pompeii and Ostia), and there have been relatively few attempts to draw…

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April 2017

Forum Antiquum

April 6, 2017 @ 15:30 - 17:00
University Library,
Witte Singel 26
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A Roman consumer revolution? On the history of the Roman taberna Talk. If there is one feature that distinguishes Roman cities from their earlier Mediterranean counterparts it is the taberna: especially in Italy, and later also in Roman Europe, streets were lined with shops – a feature to which we are so much accustomed that its historical significance has long been overlooked. Yet questions as to why Romans actually began to build these ‘tabernae’, and how the proliferation of these structures…

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