Interpreting Transformations of Landscapes and People in Late Antiquity

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Day two of a two day conference, Monday 10 October held at Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología en Roma (EEHAR-CSIC), Via di Sant’Eufemia 13, 00187 Roma.

As a part of the MED-FARWEST project (Urban Centres and Landscapes in Transition. The Mediterranean FarWest in Late Antiquity), this two-day workshop focuses on the main landscape transformations in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages in the central and western Mediterranean region and on how these changes were perceived by the contemporary society.

Rural and urban landscapes will be analysed across different geographical contexts (Spain, France, Italy and North Africa), to trace parallels and contrasts in the material manifestations of change, to explore and question regional impacts and chronologies of changes and/or survival patterns, and also to discuss methods, approaches and theoretical needs. Speakers will provide overviews of current knowledge, issues and debates for their regions and themes. The event will draw together leading experts in archaeology and history to generate discussion and debate on this crucial period of European and Mediterranean history.

Programme available here.

Organised by Pilar Diarte-Blasco (Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions/ Research Fellowship Programme, University of Leicester) and Neil Christie (School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester).
The University of Leicester, The British School at Rome and Escuela Española de Historia y Arqueología en Roma (EEHAR-CSIC)

Funding support from:
Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions/ Research Fellowship Programme.