Topographies in Motion: Urban Movement and Mobility in Late Antiquity
What defines a late antique city? For some years, scholars have debated this question starting from infrastructure, monuments, squares etc. In this perspective, cities appear as vessels, as it were, for urban activity to take place. More recent research, however, is emphasizing performative aspects of the antique city. Urban movement and mobility have become a key for understanding how human life within antique cities unfolded. This workshop explores how late antique urban topographies were constituted, shaped, and changed by societies, people(s), objects, and goods moving through these cities and across their boundaries.
Teilnehmer sind u.a.: Fabio Guidetti (Pisa), Kristine Iara (American Academy, Rome), Simon Malmberg (Bergen), Vicky Manolopoulou (King’s College London), Ofer Pogorelsky (Jerusalem), Mali Skotheim (Madison), Iulia Soficaru (Budapest), Till Stüber (FU Berlin).
Keynote Lecture am 5. Oktober um 12 Uhr:
Prof. Simon Malmberg, Ph.D. (Bergen) – "Three Approaches to the Study of Urban Movement"