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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'".

2020.07.02 | Lasse Rievers Olesen

Date Tue 27 Oct
Time 13:00 14:00
Location Moesgaard Museum, Moesgård Allé 15, 8270 Højbjerg, 4240-301

Entrance to Moesgaard Museum conference rooms.

Abstract

As economic spaces, workshops are designed to facilitate patterns of productive activity; as work spaces, they serve to structure social interaction and hierarchies among workers. However, when workshops come to occupy buildings that were designed for very different purposes, how do we understand the architectural re-negotiation of these spaces, as well as the labor specialization and production organization that is sustained therein? Rather than viewing these contexts as simply ‘squatter’ occupations, this lecture interrogates the archaeological record of these sites, both as economically organized worksites and as working places of tradespeople.

NOTE: Lecture postponed to 27 October at Moesgaard Museum, conference room 301.

History and archaeology, Lecture/talk