Landscapes and Urbanscapes

The BSR has always been known for its contribution to the understanding of landscapes; BSR projects continue to lead the way in terms of rigour, complexity and scientific interest, and bring the additional interest of a vibrant architectural programme.

From the pivotal work of Ashby (whose major legacy remains the important photographic archive in the BSR Library) to Ward-Perkins’ South Etruria Survey (reprised in an externally funded BSR project) to the recent geophysical work conducted by Simon Keay and Martin Millett, from villa to region, from hinterland to city, the BSR has developed remarkable experience in some of the most exciting sites and areas from the ancient world, many now fully contextualised within a broader chronological scope.

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Archaeology Current Projects

Award-Holders since 2008

Rafael Scopacasa (Exeter): Cultural identity in ancient Italy: patterns in social practice from the Iron Age to the Roman expansion
Duncan Keenan-Jones (Macquarie): Water, society and environment in ancient Rome and its hinterland
Amy Russell (California at Berkeley): The transformation of public space in Republican and Augustan Rome
Richard Teverson (Yale): Roman kings: the art of Rome’s royal allies in the first century CE
Rebecca Madgin (Leicester/East London): The contemporary value of industrial architecture — the Ostiense Quarter
Thomas Brigden (Newcastle): The city of Rome’s key vistas and their viewing places
Elisa Perego: Micropolitical approaches to social inequality: case-studies from first millennium BC Italy
Edward Simpson: The architecture of growth: Italian housing prototypes 1900-82

Selected Publications

Simon STODDART (Rome Scholar 1980–1 & Balsdon Fellow 2003–4) & Caroline MALONE (Rome Scholar 1981–2) (with others) Opening the frontier: the Gubbio–Perugia frontier in the course of history. Papers of the British School at Rome 80 (2012): 257–94.
Stephen KAY, (2011) ‘La Villa di San Lorenzo (Cittareale, Rieti): risultati degli scavi 2009’, in G.Ghini (ed) Lazio e Sabina 7; Edizioni Quasar, 149–56.
Sophie HAY, Penny JOHNSON, Simon KEAY, and Martin MILLETT (2010) ‘Falerii Novi: further survey of the northern extramural area’, in Papers of the British School at Rome 77: 1–38.
David WHITEHOUSE (Director 1974-83) with others: Excavations at Le Mura di Santo Stefano, Anguillara Sabazia. Papers of the British School at Rome 77 (2009): 159–224.
Sally SCHAFER (Rome Scholar in Architecture) with Phil Perkins (camerone staff): The Villa Pigneto Sacchetti excavation: a new interpretation. Papers of the British School at Rome 77 (2009): 273–90.
Richard HODGES (Director 1988–95) (with Sarah Leppard and John Mitchell) Reconstructing the later eight-century claustrum at San Vincenzo al Volturno. Papers of the British School at Rome 80 (2012): 145–56.
Richard HODGES (Director 1988–95) (with Sarah Leppard and John Mitchell) San Vincenzo Maggiore and its Workshops (Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome 17) (British School at Rome, 2011).
Victoria WATSON (Sargant Fellow 2009–10) Utopian Adventure: the Corviale Void (Ashgate, 2012).

Related Events since 2010

Monday 3 February 2014

Portus. Opera in natura

Monday 9 December 2013

Forum: Strutture, funzioni e sviluppo degli impianti forensi in Italia (IV sec. a.C. – I sec. d.C.)

Monday 11 November 2013

From Trajan to Belisarius. Recent research in the area of the Palazzo Imperiale at Portus

Monday 24 June 2013

BSR Members’ Lecture ‘Reconstructing the temple of Apollo on the Palatine’ by Professor Amanda Claridge

Wednesday 12 June 2013

Galeazzo Alessi and the Sacro Monte di Varallo: reconstructing Jerusalem during the Counter Reformation

Wednesday 29 May 2013

To the lands of the Sultan of Babylon: The papacy and trade with Muslims during the later Middle Ages

Wednesday 29 May 2013

Roma, Tevere, Litorale: 3000 anni di storia, le sfide del presente

Wednesday 8 May 2013

Aurelian’s wall and the infrastructure of Rome in late antiquity

Thursday 7 March 2013

From landscapes to local historical contexts: Palynology as a palaeoenvironmental tool

Wednesday 27 February 2013

W.T.C Walker Lecture: From Brunelleschi to Michelangelo to Sinan: Mediterranean Perspectives on the Architect’s Biography

Tuesday 5 February 2013

Urban Lanscapes – Indian Case Studies: The Kinetic City

Monday 21 January 2013

Book Presentation of new research about the Monti Lepini

Friday 18 January 2013

Novita nella ricerca archeologica a Veio. Dagli studi di John Ward-Perkins alle ultime scoperte

Wednesday 16 January 2013

Molly Cotton Lecture: Villanoviano. Un caposaldo all’ inizio del I millennio a.C.

Tuesday 11 December 2012

Film Viewing – San Lorenzo: Luoghi e memoria

Monday 10 December 2012

Rome under the bombs: the city, its monuments and the civilian population in the Second World War

Thursday 6 December 2012

Urban Landscapes – Indian Case Studies: If the Elephant Flies

Saturday 24 November 2012

The Mediterranean City: Space

Monday 19 November 2012

Book Launch: Baldassare Longhena and Venetian Baroque Architecture

Thursday 15 November 2012

Urban Landscapes – Indian Case Studies: Indian Kiss


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