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Important faces: grave reliefs with more than one individual (mainly) from the northern Roman frontier.

by Postdoc Niels Bargfeldt, Det Danske Institut i Rom og Afdeling for Klassiske Studier, Aarhus Universitet. Palmyra Portrait Project lecture series.

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Tuesday 6 December 2016,  at 16:00 - 17:00


Antikmuseet, Victor Albecks Vej 3, 8000 Aarhus C


Roman provincial studies have almost always been permeated by the ideology and ethics of colonialism and post-colonialism, even when they are merely descriptive or claim to be something else. In other words, everything that goes on in the provinces is a result of some form of negotiation between the central imperial power and the people in the provinces. In an attempt to escape this perspective and place the people in a more local context we will on December the 6th look at personal relationships, at they appear in inscriptions and through imagery on roman gravestones in the northern provinces.

Please be on time, as the doors to the museum will close when the lecture starts.

There will be a stand-up reception after each lecture at the foywer.
The Palmyra Portrait Project is funded by the Carlsberg Foundation and Aarhus University.

For further information, please contact Rubina Raja (rubina.raja@cas.au.dk).