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Mediterranean Materialities

Thursday 16 March 2017
Material Agency Forum
University Library
Witte Singel 27
2311 BG Leiden
Vossius room

On occasion of the PhD defence by Sander Müskens, this symposium will discuss the consequences and possibilities of ‘the material turn’ for Classical and Mediterranean Archaeology. Will this field in particular be able to arrive at an integrated archaeological perspective?

Workshop programme

  • 14.00-14.45 h: Katja Lembke (Landesmuseum Hannover) - Innovating objects. The case of Kom esh-Shoqafa and the Tigrane Tomb at Alexandria
  • 14.45-15.30 h: Ben Russell (The University of Edinburgh) – Manpower and Materials. Working Practices and Labour Totals for Roman Stone Working
  • 15.30-16.00 h: coffee/tea
  • 16.00-16.45 h: Eva Mol (University of Chicago) – The Egyptian Sphinx in Pompeii: Contextualizing Materiality
  • 16.45-17.30 h: Patrick Degryse (Leuven University) – Provenancing glass in the ancient world
  • 17.30-18.00 h: Miguel-John Versluys (Leiden University) – concluding remarks
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