Samuli Simelius’ PhD defence

We are very happy to announce that project member Samuli Simelius defended his thesis on Pompeian peristyle gardens in Helsinki on Saturday 25th August 2018. His thesis, Pompeian peristyle gardens as a means of socioeconomic representation, is available online at E-thesis.

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PhD student position open in Kaius Tuori’s new SpaceLaw project

The research project Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition (SpaceLaw) invites applications for the position of a doctoral student on spaces of Roman Republicanism.

The position is for a fixed term of four years at the University of Helsinki. Historians, archaeologists, legal historians, Roman lawyers and the like are strongly encouraged to apply. The deadline for the applications is 17.09.2018.

More information and instructions on how to apply here.

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PPRH’s book reviewed in BMCR

The Public and Private in the Roman House and Society volume, edited by Kaius Tuori and Laura Nissin (Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplements 2015), was reviewed by Anna Lucille Boozer (Baruch College, City University of New York) in Bryn Mawr Classical Review.

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Jobs in Kaius Tuori’s new project on the spaces of Roman Republicanism

PPRH’s Kaius Tuori has a new project, called SpaceLaw (Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition, www.spacelaw.fi) and it is hiring

1. two post-docs for three years, and

2. two doctoral students for four years

to investigate the spaces of Roman Republicanism!

The positions are at the University of Helsinki. Historians, archaeologists, legal historians, Roman lawyers and the like are strongly encouraged to apply.

Here are the ads (with a more detailed description of the project):
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/postdoctoral-researchers-spaces-of-roman-republicanism
https://www.helsinki.fi/en/open-positions/doctoral-students-spaces-of-roman-republicanism

Feel free to spread the word!

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New reviews

We have good news about books by PPRH project members! Kaius Tuori’s The Emperor of Law (Oxford University Press 2016) was reviewed in American Historical Review. The Public and Private in the Roman House and Society volume, edited by Kaius Tuori and Laura Nissin (Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplements 2015), was reviewed in Marburger Beiträge zur Antiken Handels-, Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte.

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Doctoral defense of project researcher, architect Juhana Heikonen

We are proud to announce the doctoral defense of our very own Juhana Heikonen on Tuesday 30 May 2017! The title of the thesis is “San Clemente in Rome. A New Reconstruction of the Early 5th Century Basilica and Its Origins” and it explores the history of the site and the role of the public and private buildings, from the horrea and the domus.

http://www.aalto.fi/en/current/events/2017-04-28/

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Kaius Tuori’s “Emperor of Law” book launch

Welcome to the book launch Kaius Tuori’s book “Emperor of Law: The emergence of Roman Imperial Adjudication” (OUP 2016) Wednesday 22.3. at 16-18 at the University of Helsinki in Unioninkatu 37 faculty room (1st floor). Comments from Janne Pölönen, Tommaso Beggio and Jacob Giltaij. Refreshments will be served.

More on the book from the OUP blog. The first online review of the book is also out here.

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Laura Nissin’s doctoral defence and a public lecture by Joanne Berry

We are proud to announce that MA Laura Nissin will defend her thesis “Roman sleep – Sleeping areas and sleeping arrangements in the Roman house” on 25.11. starting at 12.15 at Hall 5 of the Main Building of the University of Helsinki (Fabianinkatu 33).

Her official opponent Dr. Joanne Berry (University of Swansea) will give an open lecture on the previous day, 24.11., at the Classics seminar room (Fabianinkatu 39, A-wing, 2. floor). She will be discussing Roman furniture and partitions.

Both events are open to the public. Welcome one and all!

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Kirjan julkaisutilaisuus/Book launch

“Public and Private in the Roman House”-projektin kirjan, Public and Private in the Roman House and Society (JRA Suppl. 102, 2015) julkaisutilaisuus pidetään 23.3.2016 klo 18-20 valtiotieteellisen tiedekunnan tiedekuntasalissa (Unioninkatu 37). Tilaisuudessa puhuvat Kaius Tuori, Laura Nissin ja Samuli Simelius, ja Eeva-Maria Viitanen toimii kommentaattorina. Tilaisuudessa on viinitarjoilu. Tervetuloa!

The “Public and Private in the Roman House” project’s book, Public and Private in the Roman House and Society (JRA Suppl. 102, 2015), will be launched on March 23rd, 2016, at 6-8 pm in the Faculty Room of Social Sciences (Unioninkatu 37). Kaius Tuori, Laura Nissin, and Samuli Simelius will speak, with Eeva-Maria Viitanen acting as a commentator. Refreshments will be served. Welcome!

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Copies of the JRA Supplement volume have arrived from the press!

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