• ROMARCH: Oxford University; Lecture on Drawing and Color in the Greek and Roman World

    Prof. Salvatore Settis

    Classical Art Research Centre – Special Lecture at the University of Oxford

    Professor Salvatore Settis (former Director of the Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa)

    Graphidis Vestigia: Drawing and Colour in the Greek and Roman World’

    Monday 2nd June, 2014, 5pm

    Lecture Theatre, Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford OX1 3LU.

    Map and Directions are available at the following link: http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/ioannou_contact.html

    All are welcome! The lecture will be followed by refreshments.

    For further information please email: carc@classics.ox.ac.uk
    www.carc.ox.ac.uk/events/

    Dr Peter Stewart
    Director, Classical Art Research Centre
    Associate Professor of Classical Art and Archaeology
    University of Oxford/ Wolfson College
    Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
    66 St Giles’, Oxford, OX1 3LU
    Tel: +44 (0)1865 278082
    Fax: +44 (0)1865 610237

     

  • ROMARCH: Call for Participants, Binchester Archaeological Project (England) 2014

    Map of Binchester

    VINOVIUM 2014 – THE BINCHESTER EXCAVATION PROJECT

    Season dates: June 29, 2014 – July 26, 2014

    (updated) Application Deadline: 10 May

    The Binchester excavation project is currently seeking enthusiastic excavators to join our team for the 2014 season and help excavate a Roman fort and expansive town near Durham in the UK.

    Known to the Romans as Vinovium (“On the Wine Road”), Binchester protected Dere Street, the main road that ran from the legionary headquarters at York northwards to Hadrian’s Wall. It was a key element of the complex frontier system that lay on both sides of the Wall, forming the edge of empire for nearly four hundred years. Previous excavation has so far uncovered the best preserved Roman bath house in the UK and some of the most impressive mausolea seen on a Roman site for 150 years.  Geophysical survey has revealed a large town that stayed thriving long after the empire fell.  Across the river at Escomb is one of the oldest churches in Britain, built from the stones of Binchester in the 7th century, still standing as a reminder of the kingdom of Anglo-Saxon Northumbria, the heartland of Celtic Christianity and land of Arthurian romance.

    The project represents an international partnership between scholars at Stanford University (USA) and Durham University (UK). Volunteers will spend 4 weeks excavating, processing artifacts, and visiting key archaeological sites in this area of the Hadrian’s Wall frontier zone.

    The cost of $ 4,500 (USD) covers housing in the medieval town of Durham, all meals, archaeological instruction, and weekend field trips to Roman and Medieval archaeological sites, including several along Hadrian’s Wall. Flights and travel to Durham are not included. Academic accreditation is possible (see our website).

    To apply and learn more about the Binchester project, please see our website at http://www.vinovium.org/apply/

    Any questions, please direct them to our team at vinovium@durham.ac.uk