April 2, 2011
|Description:||The Oplontis Project presents "Approaches to Ancient Roman Luxury Villas: Oplontis and Beyond." The luxury villa, with its extensive gardens, water features, entertainment rooms and baths, was a showy extension of an elite Roman's political power and social clout. The Oplontis Project, housed in the Department of Art and Art History, has as its goal the excavation and study of one of the finest such villas, called Villa A (Villa of Poppaea) at Torre Annunziata, near Pompeii. Villa A anchors this symposium, in which international scholars present cutting-edge research on the Roman villa.
Speakers are Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Cambridge University, UK; Stefano De Caro, Soprintendenza ai Beni Archeologici, Italy; Guy Metraux, York University, Canada; Elaine Gazda, University of Michigan; Sandra Joshel, University of Washington; Lauren Hackworth Petersen, University of Delaware; Thomas Howe, Southwestern University;
Michael Thomas, University of Texas; John R. Clarke, University of Texas;
Regina Gee, Montana State University; Ivo van der Graaff, University of Texas;
Lea Cline, University of Texas;
Timothy Liddell, Oplontis Project.
|Location:||AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center, Classroom 102|
|URL:||More about this event...|
|Contact:||John R Clarke | 512-232-2355|
|Sponsor:||Department of Art & Art History|
|Admission:||Free and open to the public|
|Categories:||Everyone, Lecture/talk, Symposium|