The AIA/APA annual meeting is to be held 5-8 January 2006 in Montréal. The web registration has just opened. The preliminary programme is here. I am very much looking forward to attending! Sessions 1E, 2F and 6I look especially appealing to me, although abstracts have not been posted yet.
Bill Caraher in Winnipeg this weekend. He gave a talk yesterday on the Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project, a survey of a medium-size late Roman settlement in the eastern part of Cyprus. The project will undoutedly add to our knowledge of the island’s economic and social history in this transitional period. Check their website here.
I have previously written above visual representations of iconoclasm (have a look here). Arguably, these can be interpreted as part of a “visual polemic” (Elsner’s term) against paganism. A fresco in the Dura Europus synagogue could be interpreted in the same way, but it is, of course, a depiction of a biblical scene. Wikipedia has […]
I’m quite busy at the moment, so today’s post is not only late, but also very short. I would, however, like to draw attention to a very interesting site, “Traditions of Magic in Late Antiquity“, put together by the University of Michigan Library. It presents a series of magic “recipe books” and amulets (mostly from […]
I have now settled in here in Canada, and blogging will be regular again. Speaking of Canada, the SAS inflight magazine had a small feature on Margaret Nicholson’s project “100 Pieces“. Here’s her own description: In April of 2005, I placed 100 pieces of clay sculpture along the coastline of Nova Scotia. Lost or found, […]
Over at Arcspace, there’s an interesting feature on the new Ara Pacis museum in Rome, due to open in 2006. Niels (Hannestad) has recently argued that this Augustan monument was repaired in the early 4th century CE, possibly by Maxentius. This was followed by an intense debate in Journal of Roman Archaeology. It will be […]