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Fig. 1: The Beauty of Palmyra. © Palmyra Portrait Project, Ingholt Archive at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, PS 675.
Fig. 2: The Beauty of Palmyra on display. © Palmyra Portrait Project, Ingholt Archive at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, PS 675.
Fig. 3: The Beauty of Palmyra soon after its discovery. © Palmyra Portrait Project, Ingholt Archive at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, PS 675.

2020.08.05 | Research

Contextualizing Palmyra’s cultural heritage: The case of the “Beauty of Palmyra”

By Professor Rubina Raja, Assistant Professor Olympia Bobou and Research Assistant Ditte Kvist Johnson.

2020.07.31 | History and archaeology

The Romans Called it ‘Alexandrian Glass.’ Where Was It Really From?

Trace quantities of isotopes hint at the true origin of a kind of glass that was highly prized in the Roman Empire.

2020.07.30 | History and archaeology

Ny podcastserie tager dig med til de dansk-italienske udgravninger på Cæsars Forum

I 'Cæsars Forum' fortæller arkæologer om Julius Cæsar gennem tiden, og hvordan hverdagen så ud for almindelige mennesker i det antikke Rom.

2020.07.16 | History and archaeology

New UrbNet results widely covered in this week’s news

The recent UrbNet collaboration study on using hafnium isotopes to determine the origin of Roman glass by Centre director Professor Rubina Raja, Assistant professor Gry Barfod and colleagues is trending on the web.

Events

Thu 24 Sep
09:00-17:30 | Aarhus University, Nordre Ringgade 4, Bldg. 1412 (Aula), 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark
POSTPONED: The Connected Past: Artefactual Intelligence
DUE TO COVID-19, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED Conference organised by Lieve Donnellan, Rubina Raja, Søren M. Sindbæk and Tom Brughmans.
Tue 06 Oct
13:00-14:00 | Moesgaard Museum, Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg, 4240-301
Late Antiquity: Situating Work and Labor in Narratives of Change
Lecture by Visiting Professor Elizabeth Murphy (Florida State University). Lecture 1/5 in the lecture series "Socially Re-Constructing the Late Roman City: Labor, Networks, Economy, and Narratives of Urban 'Decline'".
Tue 20 Oct
13:00-14:00 | Moesgaard Museum, Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg, 4240-020
Economic Spaces in Shifting Cityscapes
Lecture by Visiting Professor Elizabeth Murphy (Florida State University). Lecture 2/5 in the lecture series "Socially Re-Constructing the Late Roman City: Labor, Networks, Economy, and Narratives of Urban 'Decline'".
Tue 27 Oct
13:00-14:00 | Moesgaard Museum, Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg, 4240-301
Workshops and Industry in the Late Antique City: Negotiating New Workspaces
Lecture by Visiting Professor Elizabeth Murphy (Florida State University). Lecture 3/5 in the lecture series "Socially Re-Constructing the Late Roman City: Labor, Networks, Economy, and Narratives of Urban 'Decline'".
Tue 03 Nov
13:00-14:00 | Moesgaard Museum, Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg, 4240-020
Production in the Late Antique City: Innovation, Technique, and Technology
Lecture by Visiting Professor Elizabeth Murphy (Florida State University). Lecture 4/5 in the lecture series "Socially Re-Constructing the Late Roman City: Labor, Networks, Economy, and Narratives of Urban 'Decline'".
Mon 09 Nov
00:00-00:00 | Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) Aarhus University, Moesgård Allé 20, building 4230 room 232, 8270 Højbjerg, Denmark
Urban mega-projects in the Roman period and Late Antiquity: New approaches and future directions.
PhD course organised by Assistant professor Emanuele E. Intagliata (UrbNet, Aarhus University).
Tue 17 Nov
13:00-14:00 | Moesgaard Museum Auditorium, Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg, 4240-301
Consumerism and Consumption in the Late Antique City
Lecture by Visiting Professor Elizabeth Murphy (Florida State University). Lecture 5/5 in the lecture series "Socially Re-Constructing the Late Roman City: Labor, Networks, Economy, and Narratives of Urban 'Decline'".
Mon 23 Nov
09:15-18:30 | The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen
Contextualising the Earthquake of 749 CE: From High-Definition Archaeology to Global History

Current and upcoming visitors

  • Elizabeth Murphy (Florida State University)
    1 September-31 August 2021
  • Christopher Hallett (UC Berkely)
    14 September-June 2021