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Rome Studies: Studies in the Archaeology, History and Literature of Rome

New book series founded by Postdoc Trine Arlund Hass and Centre Director Rubina Raja.

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A new book series spanning both the archaeology, history, and literature of Rome across the entire chronological span of the city’s life has been founded: Rome Studies: Studies in the Archaeology, History and Literature of Rome.

Rome Studies explores Rome and Rome’s world approached from a wide range of disciplines. While acknowledging the heyday of Rome, this series is interested in uncovering both earlier phases back to prehistoric activities in the area that became Rome, as well as the afterlife of this city, its power, and ideas.

Such a series will allow not only for focused studies relating to aspects of Rome’s importance in the Mediterranean world and globally, but will also act as a new forum for interdisciplinary studies allowing for integrated interaction between disciplines. Rome Studies will cover a chronological span of about 4000 years, but will focus exclusively on the city and society of Rome in these millennia. This means that the series on the one hand can span broadly and capture new trends and themes in research, but also will allow for the publication of empirically data-heavy projects, which often are found dispersed in series and journals that can be hard to locate and pull together. The aim of Rome Studies is to give a focused place for publication of new research that takes Rome as a point of departure, be it in its archaeology, history, or literature.

The specific focus on Rome and Roman culture through the ages ensures that the issues of Rome Studies add to a coherent story of the eternal city, as well as the interest in prehistory. Rome Studies has the potential of presenting a narrative that gradually unfolds more facets of how the geographic space of Rome and the culture developed there and morphed through time.

The series will be published by Brepols Publishers (Turnhout), and the first volume is well on its way. Two volumes have been planned so far. The series invites publications in the disciplines of archaeology, history, philology, and historiography, individually or combined, and it can be monographs, collected volumes such as conference proceedings, or focused edited volumes. It will do so in the core languages of Classical Studies, which are English, German, Italian, and French with an emphasis on publications in English.

Founding editors

Dr. Trine Arlund Hass (Aarhus University)

Professor Rubina Raja (UrbNet, Aarhus University)

Editorial Board

Senior Lecturer Henriette van der Blom (University of Birmingham)

Dr. Trine Arlund Hass (Aarhus University)

Dr. Jan Kindberg Jacobsen (The Danish Institute in Rome)

Professor Rubina Raja (UrbNet, Aarhus University)

Advisory Board

Professor Christopher Hallett (University of California, Berkeley)

Dr. Sine Grove Saxkjær (The Danish Institute in Rome, UrbNet)

Professor Christopher Smith (University of St Andrews)