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Roman urbanism in Italy: recent discoveries and new directions

Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge

27-28 May 2022

The study of Roman urbanism is extensively rooted in the evidence provided by a series of key sites, several of them located in Italy. Some of these Italian towns have traditionally (and rightfully!) received a great deal of scholarly attention over the decades and - as a result - have framed much of our understanding of such broad phenomenon. However, our understanding of these text-book sites has since evolved thanks to new archaeological fieldwork, often characterised by the pursuit of new questions and the application of new approaches. Similarly, new evidence from other sites has since prompted a reconsideration of time-honoured views about the nature, role and long-term trajectory of Roman towns in Italy. This two-day conference aims at bringing together scholars whose recent work at key sites is contributing to expand, change or challenge our current knowledge and understanding of Roman urbanism in Italy.

Programme and abstracts can be found HERE (last updated on 23/05/2022).

For any query, please contact Alessandro Launaro <>.

Friday, 27 May, 2022 - 08:45 to Saturday, 28 May, 2022 - 17:00
Event location: 
Faculty of Classics, room G.19

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