This evening I attended the first of what is scheduled to become the UCL Institute of Archaeology Annual Guest Lectures. It was given by Professor Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, William P. Reynolds Professor of History at the University of Notre Dame, Indiana USA. The lecture series is new, and apparently funded by a 'generous donation' - though exactly who… Continue reading First UCL Institute of Archaeology Annual Guest Lecture
This evening I braved intermittent snowfall and frankly cruel temperatures to visit my old haunt of Kings College London. Nicola Terrenato from Michigan University was giving a talk on The Romanisation of Rome. The Republican period is not my specialism, what with being decidedly non-British, but it was really interesting. The main thrust of the lecture… Continue reading ‘The Romanisation of Rome’ – identity or just fashion?