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Faglig Dag 2020

Seminar summary by PhD Student Nikoline Sauer.

Research Assistants Ditte Kvist Johnson and Nathalia Kristensen present the Palmyra Portrait Project (Photo: Nikoline Sauer).
Assistant Professor Emanuele Intagliata presents UrbNet (Photo: Nikoline Sauer).
PhD Student Nikoline Sauer presents her PhD project (Photo: Sine Grove Saxkjær).

On Wednesday 26 February, the annual event ‘Faglig Dag’ was held at Moesgaard Museum. Students and teachers from Classical Studies at Aarhus University had been invited to present their current research and projects, and UrbNet was well represented. Research Assistants Ditte Kvist Johnson, Nathalia Kristensen and Olympia Bobou gave the opening paper on the past, present and future of the Palmyra Portrait Project as well as a presentation of the two new Palmyra projects. Assistant Professor Emanuele Intagliata gave the next paper on the Centre for Urban Network Evolutions (UrbNet) and his project in Georgia. PhD Student Nikoline Sauer presented her research project investigating the urbanisation of Rome in the Archaic period through archaeological evidence. Postdoctoral Researchers Sine Grove Saxkjær and Trine Arlund Hass advertised their forthcoming Danish anthology about Caesar and the reception of him. Other papers explored research projects, master theses, excavation projects and work experiences. After the tight program with numerous stimulating presentations, a small reception was held at UrbNet. ‘Faglig Dag’ ended with a guided tour by Associate Professor Birte Poulsen and Lecturer Helene Blinkenberg Hastrup in the present exhibition ‘Bound for Disaster – Pompeii and Herculaneum’ in Moesgaard Museum. ‘Faglig Dag’ is an excellent opportunity to keep updated on the current research and projects with a connection to Classical Studies at Aarhus University.