New Currents in Ancient Water Studies


Tuesday 2020-11-10 | Tuesday 2020-11-10
Place: SIA, 117 42, Athens
Organizers: SIA
Telephone: +30 210 9232102
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The digital workshop New Currents in Ancient Water Studies is arranged in cooperation between the Swedish Institute at Athens and the Frontinus Gesellschaft. The event aims to present ongoing projects studying the water supply in the ancient world from the Levant and North Africa to the northern provinces of the Empire and Rome itself.

The workshop begins from the east with Rick Bonnie, Saimi Kautonen and Niko Aarnio discussing the religious responses to climate change through the usage of Jewish ritual baths during the Roman period.

Thereafter, new work tracing the water system in Trier is presented by Florian Tanz and Sascha Schmitz, as well as the results of recent fieldwork in Hermione in the Argolid by Patrik Klingborg.

The workshop then continues with Dylan Rogers who presents his newly published research on water and memory on the Forum Romanum in Rome. This leads up to Cecelia Feldman’s talk on the interrelationship between Greek mythology and hydrology.

Finally, the workshop is concluded by Mark Locicero who discusses the, often hidden, water systems in Roman Volubilis, located in modern Marocco. By doing so he sheds light on an otherwise often overlooked part of the Empire.


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