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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'".

Info about event


Tuesday 20 October 2020,  at 13:00 - 14:00


Moesgaard Museum, Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg, 4240-020, Moesgaard Museum auditorium.


UrbNet, Centre for Urban Network Evolutions

Registration for the livestream

The lecture will also be livestreamed using Zoom. If you wish to participate in Zoom, please sign up by contacting Centre administrator Christina Levisen at levisen@cas.au.dk to get the necessary ID and password - please provide your full name and affiliation. Please turn off your camera and microphone when you are joining in on Zoom.

Registration deadline: Friday 16 October 12:00.

OBS: The ID and password will be used for the entire lecture series so it is only necessary to sign up once.


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.