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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1749: Rome in the Early Middle Ages, III

Thursday 4 July 2019, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Gregor Kalas, College of Architecture & Design, University of Tennessee, Knoxville
John Osborne, School for Studies in Art & Culture, Carleton University, Ontario
Moderator/Chair:Caroline Goodson, Faculty of History, University of Cambridge
Paper 1749-aThree-Apsed Churches in 8th-Century Rome and Raetia: The Cross-Culturality (or Not) of an Architectural Feature
(Language: English)
Philipp Winterhager, Institut für Geschichtswissenschaften, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Index terms: Architecture - Religious, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life
Paper 1749-bThe Crowd in Early Medieval Rome
(Language: English)
Shane Bobrycki, Institut für Geschichte, Universität Wien
Index terms: Anthropology, Daily Life
Paper 1749-cSlavery in 8th-Century Rome
(Language: English)
John Osborne, School for Studies in Art & Culture, Carleton University, Ontario
Index terms: Daily Life, Economics - Trade, Social History

In recent decades there has been a resurgence of interest in early medieval Rome, driven in part by new archaeology and the opening of the Crypta Balbi museum, and also by the revived interest in texts such as the Liber pontificalis, and in part by projects such as 'La Pittura Medievale a Roma'. New research on Greek-speaking monastic communities and the influx of migrants into Rome after the turn of the 7th century has nuanced our picture of the city's culture. This group of three sessions will bring together an interdisciplinary group of international scholars to present their most recent research on the city, including a number engaged specifically with 'material culture'.