Rome Transformed: Plenary Lecture & Conference

Rome Transformed: Plenary Lecture & Conference

Organised by Ian Haynes (Newcastle; BSR), Paolo Liverani (Firenze), Thea Ravasi (Newcastle), Stephen Kay (BSR), and Gianluca Foschi (Newcastle)
Organised by Ian Haynes (Newcastle; BSR), Paolo Liverani (Firenze), Thea Ravasi (Newcastle), Stephen Kay (BSR), and Gianluca Foschi (Newcastle)

The conference will start on the 20 March at 2 pm and will end on the 22 March at 5 pm. See the programme here.

The Rome Transformed ‘Transformation’ Conference

This conference marks the finale of the ERC-funded ‘Rome Transformed’ Project.  It draws upon the Project’s specially produced models of the Eastern Caelian from the first to eighth centuries CE to look beyond the physical transformation of the area to a deeper understanding of key developments in Roman society.  Day one of the conference (20.03.24) will showcase the interdisciplinary research that underpinned the creation of these models. Thereafter, on days two and three (21-22.03.24), the implications of this research for the project’s key themes will be presented: politics and status, militarization and security, sacred space and religious practice. Built space provides vital evidence for changes in all these themes, but so does the modelling of movement through and evidence for activity within them. Complementing these three thematic strands will be a further discussion which seeks to examine the economic significance of evidence from the research area; how close can we come to modelling the comparative costs involved in all these developments?  Throughout the conference a key consideration is the degree to which developments within the Eastern Caelian resonate further afield, and to explore this, presentations of findings from within the research area will be delivered alongside broader-based papers which explore the key themes in a wider context.

The Plenary Lecture will take place on 20 March at 6 pm.

The Transformation of the Eastern Caelian from the first to eighth centuries CE

Ian Haynes and the Rome Transformed Project Team

Complementing the wider conference programme of the Rome Transformed ‘Transformation’ Conference, this lecture aims to deliver a summation of some of the key lessons learnt by members of the Project Team as they enter their fifth and final year of this ERC-funded research programme.  The project launched with plans to deliver an innovative methodology for large-area urban research.  This lecture will review the successes and challenges encountered in the delivery of the Project’s aims and objectives, while simultaneously introducing some of the progress made in its research into key areas of transformation in Roman life from the first to eighth centuries CE.  It will conclude by proposing directions for future research.

Full programme here.


The conference and plenary lecture will be accessible both in-person and online. Please register through the link above to attend online.

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