Happy New Year!

Mosaic depicting an old woman in the Barcelona Archaeological Museum. Photo: TMK, December 2009.

Here’s wishing all the best for the New Year to all readers out there! Next week, I’m off to Rome for our “Using Images in Late Antiquity” conference at the Danish Academy. It should be very interesting and I also hope to catch a few exhibitions while in Rome. Both programme and abstracts for the conference are available from the link.

Some professional highlights for me in 2009:

  • – Successfully defending my PhD dissertation “Archaeology of Response. Early Christian Destruction, Mutilation and Transformation of Pagan Sculpture in Late Antiquity” on 16 December.
  • – Seeing the publication of two articles: “Embodied Images: Christian Response and Destruction in Late Antique Egypt” in Journal of Late Antiquity, and “Religious Conflict in Late Antique Alexandria: Christian Responses to ‘Pagan’ Statues in the Fourth and Fifth Centuries AD” in a new anthology on Alexandria.

    – Spending eight very productive and inspiring months in Cambridge.

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