We have good news about books by PPRH project members! Kaius Tuori’s The Empreror 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.
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.
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.
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!
“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!
Copies of the Supplement are now available for order at the JRA for a special price of 79 US dollars! For a full outline, see here.
Professor Rena van den Bergh from the University of South Africa will give a talk titled “Communication and publicity of the law in Rome”. The presentation will explore how public policy such as law was communicated through the Roman empire, the means by which imperial letters, rescripts and laws spread via the road network and how this was affected by the spread of Roman citizenship in the provinces. The lecture will take place on Monday 25th January, 4-6 pm at Unioninkatu 37, seminar room 1094. The lecture is open for all. Welcome!