Bars, coins and scrap: Seaborne connections and urbanising metals

Urban Network Evolutions lecture by Assistant Professor Thomas Birch

2017.02.01 | Ditte Kvist Johnson

Date Tue 06 Jun
Time 19:00 20:00
Location The Danish Institute at Athens (DIA), Herefondos 14, Athens, Greece

Abstract TBA.


This lecture, no. 3, is a part of a lecture series by Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (Urbnet), Aarhus University. UrbNet presents the lecture series Urban Network Evolutions at the Danish Institute in Athens in spring 2017, focusing on the development of urban networks and the way in which urban encounters catalysed societal and cultural changes. During a total of six lectures, the subject of urbanism will be elucidated with reference to different geographical contexts: The Middle East, Africa and Northern Europe – as well as different types of evidence/finds: ceramics, metal and water management. Finally, perspectives will be offered on a new approach to the topic: High-Definition Archaeology.

Programme for the lecture series.

Tags: Structural metals: construction, transport, maintenance; daily life: utilitarian and specialised equipment, adornments; transition and exchange: recycling, currency; essential metals: perceived as necessary (tin, bronze, zinc, brass and precious metals); re-creation and imitation: re-use and mimicry?