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Urban life and the built environment in the Roman world

Wednesday 7 December 2016 - Friday 9 December 2016
Pieterskerkhof 6
2311 SR Leiden
1.11 and 0.11

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 links with the world beyond Central Italy.

This conference focuses on four spheres of activities—religion, politics, commerce, and movement—and brings together specialists focusing on several parts of the Roman world, with a particular focus on the more densely urbanized regions in the Mediterranean. Approaches will vary between micro-scale and more wide-ranging, and issues on the agenda will particularly include the identification of regional trends, and the impact of the built urban development on local communities.

Attendance will be free of charge, but as space is limited, and we need to plan refreshments, please register through Miko Flohr before November 30, 2016. 

Programme and abstracts (PDF)

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