Source : University of Reading.
The Centre for Institutional Performance and the Research Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies at the University of Reading are pleased to announce a one-day joint archaeological seminar on:
The dynamics of ancient mega-cities : growth and decline in the exceptionally large urban centres of the Roman and Late Antique Mediterranean.
12th May 2010
Van Emden lecture theatre, Humanities and Social Sciences Building (HUMSS), Whiteknights campus, University of Reading, Reading.
If you would like to attend, please book a place by emailing Ken Dark at : K.R.Dark@henley.reading.ac.uk
10.00-10.30 Introduction: Theories of the ancient mega-city, Ken Dark (University of Reading)
10.30-11.00 The Impact of the largest metropolis in antiquity on investment choices: Rome, the provinces and the suburbium, Annalisa Marzano (University of Reading)
11.30-12.00 Rome, Amanda Claridge (University of London)
12.00-12.30 Constantinople, Ken Dark (University of Reading)
2.00-2.30 Antioch, Bella Sandwell (University of Bristol)
2.30-3.00 Alexandria, Niall Finneran (University of Winchester)
3.00-3.30 Carthage, Margherita Carucci (Institute of Advanced Studies, Helsinki)
3.30-4.00 Discussion and end