Registration for the Rome conference now open

Registration for the PPRH conference in Rome, 7-8 November, is now open. If you’re interested in participating, please register by November 2nd! Due to limited room at the institute, registration for the conference is mandatory. There is no registration fee. You can find the registration form here. Invited keynote speakers and those presenting a paper do not need to register. The conference takes place at the Institutum Romanum Finlandiae on Passeggiata del Gianicolo 10.

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The preliminary programme of the Rome 2014 conference

See the preliminary programme of our upcoming conference in Rome, November 2014.

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PPRH at the AAH 2014, McGill University, Montreal

The Public and Private in the Roman House project gave a paper at the Association of Ancient Historians 2014 Annual Meeting at McGill University, Montreal.

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Esitelmätilaisuus: Titus Statilius Maximus Severus Hadrianus ja yksityisyyden houkutus

Keskiviikkona 2.4. klo 18.15 tohtori Harri Kiiskinen (Turun yliopisto) pitää esitelmän aiheesta “Titus Statilius Maximus Severus Hadrianus ja yksityisyyden houkutus”. Tilaisuus pidetään klassillisen filologian seminaarihuoneessa Metsätalossa (Unioninkatu 40/Fabianinkatu 39, A-siipi, 2. krs. Käynti 3. kerroksen kautta). Tervetuloa!

Dr. Harri Kiiskinen (University of Turku) will give a lecture about Titus Statilius Maximus Severus Hadrianus. The lecture will be in Finnish. The location is the seminar room of Classical Philology in Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40/Fabianinkatu 39, A-wing, 2nd floor. Entrance through the 3rd floor) on Wednesday April the 2nd at 6.15 pm. Welcome!

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Call for Papers: Public and Private in the Roman House and Society, November 7-8, 2014, Institutum Romanum Finlandiae (Rome, Italy)

Call for Papers: Public and Private in the Roman House and Society, November 7-8, 2014, Institutum Romanum Finlandiae (Rome, Italy)

Abstract deadline: May 1, 2014

E-mail: romanhouse2014@gmail.com

Ancient Roman houses were designed to suit both the private life of its occupants and the demands of public life. As a result, the division between public and private spaces inside the domus was a complicated topic even for the Romans themselves. Previous scholarship has tended to treat the domus in terms of a rigid division between public and private, with the same division acting as a gender marker for (male) political activities and (female) domestic activities respectively. This strict division within the household now seems outdated. The aim of this conference, then, is to take a fresh look at notions of public and private within the domus by exploring the public and private spheres of the Roman house from the first century BCE to the third century CE. The “Public and Private in the Roman House and Society” is an ongoing project organizing its third major event, building on the success of a workshop at NYU (October 2012) and a conference at University of Helsinki (April 2013).

We therefore invite papers that explore the complex relationship between public and private in Roman society from a variety of perspectives – historical, archaeological, philological, architectural and anthropological – in order to further the understanding of the domus as a place for social, cultural, political and administrative action. Keynote speakers include Fabrizio Pesando and Joanne Berry.

Potential themes include but are not limited to:
- Painting the line between private and public spheres. Wall paintings and decorative art in the debate of public and private.
- Private houses in Ostia and the city of Rome.
- Parks and recreation. Nature and garden between public and private space.
- Private nights? Night life in the Roman house.
- Terminology of public and private in the ancient context.
- Infrastructure, water and sanitation. A public or private task?

The conference is organized by the project Public and Private in the Roman House (http:// romanhouse.org/), which seeks to contribute to the ongoing debate on privacy in the ancient world as well as the issues of how the limits between public and private spaces were drawn. In an attempt to gain new perspectives on these questions, the project seeks to utilize comparative anthropological theories concerning the conceptualization of the public/private interface.

Please submit your abstract (300 words) as a [word/pdf] file to Mr Samuli Simelius at romanhouse2014@gmail.com Please include your name, academic affiliation and address in your email. The language of the conference is English.

The deadline for submission of abstracts is May 1, 2014

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Esitelmätilaisuus: Mitä Pompejin Marcus Lucretiuksen talon maalauskoristelusta on vielä tulkittavissa?

Keskiviikkona 12.2. klo 18 EPUH-projektin (Expeditio Pompeiana Universitatis Helsingiensis) tutkija, dosentti Antero Tammisto pitää esitelmän aiheenaan “Mitä Pompejin Marcus Lucretiuksen talon maalauskoristelusta on vielä tulkittavissa?”. Tilaisuus pidetään klassillisen filologian seminaarihuoneessa Metsätalossa (Unioninkatu 40/Fabianinkatu 39, A-siipi, 2. krs. Käynti 3. kerroksen kautta). Tervetuloa!

Docent Antero Tammisto, Ph.D. and a researcher of the EPUH-project (Expeditio Pompeiana Universitatis Helsingiensis), will give a lecture about the interpretation of the wall paintings in the House of Marcus Lucretius. The lecture will be in Finnish. The location is the seminar room of Classical Philology in Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40/Fabianinkatu 39, A-wing, 2nd floor. Entrance through the 3rd floor) on Thursday November the 29th at 6 pm. Welcome!

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PPRH at the XXII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity in Tvärminne, Finland

The project presented the latest results of their research at the XXII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity in Tvärminne, Finland.

PPRH in Tvärminne

The project at the XXII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity in Tvärminne, Finland.

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Field work in Herculaneum finished

The project spent two weeks in October documenting the Casa del Tramezzo di Legno (III, 11) in Herculaneum. We measured, photographed, and drew the structures with the objective of creating a 3D-model of the entire house.

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Esitelmätilaisuus: Egyptiin viittaavat aiheet Pompejin seinämaalauksissa: julkisten ja yksityisten tilojen tilastot

Keskiviikkona 2.10. klo 19.00 tutkija Anu Koponen (TkT) puhuu aiheesta “Egyptiin viittaavat aiheet Pompejin seinämaalauksissa: julkisten ja yksityisten tilojen tilastot”. Tilaisuus pidetään klassillisen filologian seminaarihuoneessa Metsätalossa (Unioninkatu 40/Fabianinkatu 39, A-siipi, 2. krs. Käynti 3. kerroksen kautta). Tervetuloa!

Anu Koponen, D.Sc. (Tech.), will give a lecture about statistical analysis of Egyptian motives depicted in Pompeian wall paintings. The lecture will be in Finnish. The location is the seminar room of Classical Philology in Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40/Fabianinkatu 39, A-wing, 2nd floor. Entrance through the 3rd floor) on Wednesday, October the 2nd at 7 pm. Welcome!

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PPRH to make a presentation at the XXII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity, November 8, 2013

The project will make a group presentation at the storied Tvärminne Symposium with a paper titled “Public and Private in the Roman House: A new look of what went on in the Roman house.”

For more details, copied below is the call for participants:

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XXII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity
Tvärminne, Finland, November, 8-9, 2013
“Spaces – Past and Present”

The XXII Finnish Symposium on Late Antiquity takes place on November, 8-9, 2013. The theme of the symposium this year is “Spaces – Past and Present”. This theme includes the analysis of spaces in late antiquity such experience of space; re-use and interpretation of spatial experience; conceptualization of space; imperial presence and border-areas; movement and migration; as well as religious and liturgical place. Please, refer to the programme attached.

The symposium will be organized in the premises of a zoological research station operated by the University of Helsinki at a beautiful location at Tvärminne on the southern coast of Finland (http://luoto.tvarminne.helsinki.fi/english). It is organized by Classics (Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki) together with an interdisciplinary organizing committee (see below).

The seminar is free. We will offer transportation from Helsinki to Tvärminne and back, as well as accommodation, meals, coffee and sauna at Tvärminne. However, we are not able to cover the costs for travelling to Helsinki first, or accommodation there. Registration for the conference will start August 20, 2013.

In order to registrate as a participant for the seminar, please send an email to Maijastina Kahlos, maijastina.kahlos(at)helsinki.fi. Upon applying for participation, you are kindly asked to update your contact information and to inform us about food allergies and special diets etc. Please mention also, if you do NOT need the coach transportation from Helsinki.
Welcome!

The organizing committee
Maijastina Kahlos, PhD, Classics / Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, University of Helsinki maijastina.kahlos(at)helsinki.fi
Ulla Tervahauta ThD, Biblical Studies, University of Helsinki ulla.tervahauta(at)helsinki.fi
Ville Vuolanto, PhD, History, University of Tampere / University of Oslo ville.vuolanto(at)uta.fi

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