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News

Excavations in Jerash, Jordan (The Danish-German Jerash Northwest Quarter Project).

2021.04.16 | Research

UrbNet and Cambridge University Press collaborate on new book series

The new peer-reviewed book series Urban Archaeological Pasts presents new approaches and syntheses in the archaeology and ancient history of urban societies across the world. It is based on, among other things, the lecture series given by residential scholars at UrbNet.

From excavation to archive: Ingholt recording the excavation of the tomb of Malkû. Image © Palmyra Portrait Project and Ingholt Archive, courtesy of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

2021.04.16 | Course

New Perspectives on Archive Archaeology - PhD Course

Summary by PhD Student Rhiannon Garth Jones.

View of the Nymphaeum on the main street in Gerasa (Jerash, Jordan). Photo: Rubina Raja.

2021.04.16 | Course

Urban resilience in the ancient world – PhD course

Summary by PhD Student Rhiannon Garth Jones.

2021.04.15 | History and archaeology

Premiere of the documentary 'Les visages oubliés de Palmyre'

24 April 2021, the French documentary 'Les visages oubliés de Palmyre' will premiere on television. The film is about the oasis city of Palmyra and takes as one of its points of departure the research conducted in the Palmyra Portrait Project.

2021.04.12 | Publication

Managing the Middle Ground: Priests in Palmyra and their iconographies

New publication by Professor Rubina Raja.

Events

Tue 20 Apr
13:00-14:00 | Virtual + Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Aarhus University, Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark (Building 4230-232).
Miniature Cult Images: “Corinthian bronzes”, hand-held processional statuettes, and early imperial representations of the Roman Lares
Lecture by UrbNet Visiting Professor Christopher Hallett (University of California, Berkeley). Lecture 3/6 in the lecture series "New research on the materials of ancient sculpture".
Tue 04 May
13:00-14:00 | Virtual + Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Aarhus University, Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark (Building 4230-232).
The Wood Comes to the City: Ancient Trees, Sacred Groves, and the “Greening” of Early Augustan Rome
Lecture by UrbNet Visiting Professor Christopher Hallett (University of California, Berkeley). Lecture 4/6 in the lecture series "New research on the materials of ancient sculpture".
Tue 18 May
13:00-14:00 | Virtual + Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Aarhus University, Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark (Building 4230-232).
Archaic Wooden Sculpture in Augustan Temples: Greek and Etruscan cult images in new and refurbished architectural settings: 33-20 BC
Lecture by UrbNet Visiting Professor Christopher Hallett (University of California, Berkeley). Lecture 5/6 in the lecture series "New research on the materials of ancient sculpture".
Wed 19 May
09:00-16:15 | Aarhus University, Campus Moesgaard, Moesgård Alle 20, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark, building 4230-232.
Reuse practices in Roman period and Late Antique cities. Current perspectives and new approaches
PhD course organised by UrbNet, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions.
Tue 01 Jun
13:00-14:00 | Virtual + Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet), Aarhus University, Moesgård Allé 20, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark (Building 4230-232).
Julius Caesar as second founder of Rome and the evolution of the first Imperial Forum
Lecture by UrbNet Visiting Professor Christopher Hallett (University of California, Berkeley) and Professor and Centre director Rubina Raja (UrbNet, Aarhus University). Lecture 6/6 in the lecture series "New research on the materials of ancient sculpture".
Mon 28 Jun
09:00-16:00 | Zoom (virtual)
Anomalocivitas
Conference organised by Rubina Raja and Søren M. Sindbæk
Mon 27 Sep
09:00-16:30 | Aarhus University, Campus Moesgaard, Moesgård Alle 20, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark.
Archaeological and Historical Network Research
PhD course organised by UrbNet, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions.
Wed 29 Sep
08:00-16:00 | The Aula, Aarhus University, Nordre Ringgade 4, building 1412, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark and virtual
The Connected Past
Conference organised by Tom Brughmans (UrbNet), Lieve Donnellan (University of Melbourne), Rubina Raja (UrbNet) and Søren M. Sindbæk (UrbNet)

Current and upcoming visitors

  • Elizabeth Murphy (Florida State University)
    1 September-31 August 2021
  • Christopher Hallett (University of California, Berkeley)
    29 September-30 June 2021
  • Eirini Kapogianni (University if Ioannina)
    12 April-31 July 2020