The Roman Army: Presence and Impact
10 am Francesco Cassini, “Displacing Triumph: Imperial Ideology and the Province of Germany”
10:30 am: Giulia Bertoni, "Soldatenkunst in the Rhineland”
Local and “Foreign” Cults
11 am: Zach Domach, “The Cult of the Matronae: Representation and Practice”
11:30 am: Erez Golan, “Challenges in the Study of Mithraism: The Religious Studies Perspective”
12 noon: Lunch break
Identities and Social Life
12:30 pm: Carl Garris, "Memorial by Wine Cask: Roman Commerce in the Neumagen Funerary Monuments”
1 pm: Claire Dillon, "What’s in a Name? Studying Text and Image in the Stele of Blussus and Menimane”
Houses and Palaces, and Their Decoration
1:30 pm: Alice Sharpless, "Gladiators, Muses, Philosophers and Wine: Mosaics in Roman Germany”
2 pm: Caitlin Miller, “New Questions about the Constantinian Ceiling Frescoes in Trier”
The Center for the Ancient Mediterranean’s annual trip takes Columbia University graduate students abroad during the summer months to deepen their knowledge of the ancient world. Combining advanced research before departure and in-depth analysis on-site, or in the museum, the tour allows participants to become familiar with a specific geographical region and to engage the local material culture at firsthand. Graduate students from many different fields - including religion, archaeology, classics and history - are in this way able to stimulate their thinking and their imagination.
This and previous CAM trips have been made possible by the generosity of the Arete foundation, whose continued support of ancient studies at Columbia is appreciated by each new cohort of graduate students.
This event is free and open to the public. Registration is requested.
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