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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'".

2020.07.02 | Lasse Rievers Olesen

Date Tue 20 Oct
Time 13:00 14:00
Location Moesgaard Museum, Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg, 4240-020

Abstract

Among the many changes observed in Late Antique cities in Asia Minor, the reorganization of urban plans is seen as a defining feature, particularly as regards the appearance of economic, industrial, and craft spaces across these cities. Shops and workshops pop up throughout cities, changing the character of streets and neighborhoods and resulting in new urban experiences.  While periurban industry quarters are often associated with the model of classical cities, how should we come to understand these new economic urban topographies of Late Antiquity? This lecture addresses and contextualizes these apparently novel dynamics. 

NOTE: Lecture postponed to 20 October at the Moesgaard Museum auditorium.

History and archaeology, Lecture/talk