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Presentations

2021

Rubina Raja, ""The Most Beautiful Female Portrait I Have Ever Seen" - Palmyrene Funerary Portraiture and Its Significance for the Study of Ancient Portrait Representations", Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, virtual lecture, March 25 2021.

Olympia Bobou, “Birds of Prey”, conference: Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies Joint Annual Meeting 2021, virtual event, January 10 2021.

Rubina Raja,“Portrait Representations on Attributes in the Palmyrene Funerary Sculpture”, conference: Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies Joint Annual Meeting 2021, virtual event, January 10 2021.

Rubina Raja & Maura Heyn, "Unusual Choices in Palmyrene funerary iconography. An Introduction.", conference: Archaeological Institute of America/Society for Classical Studies Joint Annual Meeting 2021, virtual event, January 10 2021.   

2020

Ditte K. Johnson, Nathalia Kristensen & Olympia Bobou, "Palmyra Potrait Project", conference: Faglig Dag, Department of Classical Studies, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 26 February 2020.  

2019

Eivind Heldaas Seland, "Caravan trade in Palmyrene tesserae and coins?", conference: The Small Stuff of the Palmyrenes: The Coins and Tesserae of Palmyra, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Denmark, 21 June 2019. 

Rubina Raja, "Exploring the religious and social life of Palmyra through the banqueting tesserae", conference: The Small Stuff of the Palmyrenes: The Coins and Tesserae of Palmyra, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Denmark, 20 June 2019. 

Emanuele E. Intagliata, "Post-Roman coinage in Palmyra: Two notes on circulation and coin hoarding", conference: The Small Stuff of the Palmyrenes: The Coins and Tesserae of Palmyra, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Denmark, 20 June 2019. 

Michael Blömer, "Civic coins and urban networks: Palmyra and its coinage in a regional perspective", conference: The Small Stuff of the Palmyrenes: The Coins and Tesserae of Palmyra, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Denmark, 20 June 2019. 

Nathalia B. Kristensen, "The production, circulation and function of the local Palmyrene coinage", conference: The Small Stuff of the Palmyrenes: The Coins and Tesserae of Palmyra, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Denmark, 20 June 2019. 

Rubina Raja, "Welcome and introduction", conference: The Small Stuff of the Palmyrenes: The Coins and Tesserae of Palmyra, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Denmark, 20 June 2019.

Rubina Raja, "Urbanising the Palmyrene Desert in Antiquity: looking for climate change as a factor", workshop: Urbanising landscapes and traditions of change in Africa and beyond, Aarhus University, Denmark, 21 May 2019.  

Emanuele Intagliata, "The Fate of Palmyra and the East after Zenobia", conference: Palmyra and the East, Getty Villa, USA, 19 April 2019. 

Michael Blömer, "Edessa, Palmyra, and the Sculpture of Syro-Mesopotamia in the First Three Centuries AD", conference: Palmyra and the East, Getty Villa, USA, 19 April 2019. 

Rubina Raja, "Palmyran Art and the East", conference: Palmyra and the East, Getty Villa, USA, 18 April 2019.

Rubina Raja, "Representations of Palmyrene Priests and the structure of the religious life of Palmyra", seminar: Classics Colloquium, Bryn Mawr College, USA, 22 February 2019.

Rubina Raja, "Alas! Commemoration of the dead in Palmyra", seminar: School of Historical Studies Seminar, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, USA, 21 February 2019.  

Julia Steding, ""Do it like that" - Challenges and limitations for Palmyrene carvers", lecture: UrbNet seminars, Aarhus University, Denmark, 19 February 2019.   

Rubina Raja, "Quantifying religion in Palmyra", seminar: After Hours, Princeton Institute for Advanced Study, USA, 7 February 2019.  

2018

Rubina Raja, "Harald Ingholt – Palmyra i Syrien", lecture series: Store danske arkæologer – på jagt efter fortidens byer, The Danish University Extension, Copenhagen, Denmark, 29 October 2018.

Rubina Raja, "From Palmyra to Rome - and back again: Palmyrene portraiture and their narratives", The Norwegian Institute in Rome, Rome, Italy, 25 October 2018.

Rubina Raja, "The Palmyrene More-than-bust Funerary Portraits", conference: Stone Face, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 2 October 2018.

Rubina Raja, "Portraits and people. Self-representations in Roman period Palmyra", lecture series: Kershaw Lecture Series, USA, 21 September 2018.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra and its portrait habit. The Palmyra Portrait Project",  lecture series: Kershaw Lecture Series, USA, 19 September 2018.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrene portraits. Self-representation and the portrait habit in Roman period Palmyra",  lecture series: Kershaw Lecture Series, USA, 17 September 2018.

Rubina Raja, "Portrait habit in Roman period Palmyra. The Palmyra Portrait Project", lecture series: Kershaw Lecture Series, USA, 13 September 2018.

Rubina Raja, "The Palmyra Portrait Project", The Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA, 26 July 2018.

Rubina Raja, "Individualising Palmyrene priesthood through priestly attributes", Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 19 June 2018.

Rubina Raja, "Urbanising the desert and knowing the world - The case of Palmyra in Syria", Women's Informal Network (WIN), Rome, Italy, 8 June 2018. 

Rubina Raja, "Production processes: the relationship between the architecture and the funerary portraiture", conference: 19th international congress of classical archaeology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 23 May 2018. 

Rubina Raja, "The Palmyra Portrait Project: an introduction to the project", conference: 19th international congress of classical archaeology, University of Bonn, Bonn, Germany, 23 May 2018.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra: a network node at the centre or at the edge?", conference: Archéologie et histoire de l’Orient hellénistique et romain. Régions non-méditerranéennes: Éthiopie, Arabie, Mésopotamie, Iran,  Université Paris, Paris, France, 3 April 2018.        

Rubina Raja, "Investigating urban networks in the Roman Near East: lines of enquiry", conference: Archéologie et histoire de l’Orient hellénistique et romain. Régions non-méditerranéennes: Éthiopie, Arabie, Mésopotamie, Iran,  Université Paris, Paris, France, 27 March 2018. 

Rubina Raja & Jean-Baptiste Yon, "The Palmyra Portrait Project. Sculpture, Epigraphy and database", seminar: Epigraphic seminar,  Le Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Lyon, France, 27 March 2018.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra und seine Kunst. Gratwanderungen zwischen Ost und West", conference: Palmyra. Orient. Okzident, Oldenburg University, Oldenburg, Germany, 17 March 2018.

Rubina Raja, "The Palmyra Portrait Project. Visual representations from the funerary sphere in Palmyra", University of Groningen, Groningen, Holland, 5 February 2018.

2017

Rubina Raja, "Karavanebyen Palmyra", lecture Series: Forsvundne Byer, The Danish University Extension, Aarhus, Denmark, 22 November 2017.

Signe Krag, "Palmyrene funerary portraits: First century BC to the third century AD", Archäologisches Kolloqium, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, 7 November 2017.

Sara Ringsborg, "Status, age and gender in the Palmyrene funerary portraits of children", conference: ARACHNE VIII: Ages, Ageing and Old Age in the Greco-Roman World, Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden, 25 October 2017.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra: A network node at the centre or at the edge? A matter of perspective", lecture series: The Dynamics of Urban Networks in the Near East, 1st century CE-8th century CE, UrbNet, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 9 October 2017.

Michael Blömer, "The production of local sculpture in Roman North Syria and the agency of stone material", conference: Production Economy in the region of wider Syria, Part I: Craftsmen and Production Techniques, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 5 October 2017.

Rubina Raja, "Production Economy - questions and lines of enquiry: The case of Palmyra", conference: Production Economy in the region of wider Syria, Part I: Craftsmen and Production Techniques, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 5 October 2017.

Julia Steding, "Production and value of Palmyrene funerary portraiture", conference: Production Economy in the region of wider Syria, Part I: Craftsmen and Production Techniques, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 5 October 2017.

Rubina Raja, "The so-called 'curtain of death' in the Palmyrene funerary sculpture", conference: Revisiting the Religious life of Palmyra, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22 September 2017.

Signe Krag, "Women and Religion in Palmyra", conference: Revisiting the Religious life of Palmyra, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21 September 2017.

Rubina Raja, "Introduction", conference: Revisiting the Religious life of Palmyra, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 21 September 2017.  

Signe Krag, "Female funerary portraiture from Palmyra, Syria", conference: Funerary Portraiture in Greater Roman Syria, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 June 2017.

Rubina Raja & Michael Blömer, "Shifting the paradigms: Research on the funerary portraiture of Greater Roman Syria", conference: Funerary Portraiture in Greater Roman Syria, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 June 2017.

Rubina Raja, "Public and funerary portraiture in Palmyra: portrait habits at a crossroad”, conference: Funerary portraiture in Greater Roman Syria, The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 15 June 2017.

Luise Ø. Brandt, "The colours of Palmyra: Ancient polychromy and the application of new natural-scientific methods", Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 11 June 2017.

Signe Krag, "Portraying Palmyrene Women: First century BC to third century AD", Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom, 11 May 2017.

Rubina Raja, "Karavanebyen Palmyra", lecture Series: Forsvundne Byer, The Danish University Extension, Copenhagen, Denmark, 9 May 2017.

Julia Steding, "Money, money, money: Production and value of Palmyrene portraits", lecture series: The Palmyra Portrait Project, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 3 May 2017.

Rubina Raja, "Negotiating social and cultural interaction through priesthoods: The iconography of priesthood in Palmyra", conference: The Middle East as Middle Ground, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, 27 April 2017.

Rubina Raja, "The Palmyrene Funerary Portraits: A Portrait Habit between East and West", Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Berlin, Germany, 26 April 2017.

Rubina Raja, "Life in Palmyra. Life for Palmyra", University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, 22 April 2016.

Michael Blömer, "Depicting the dead in North Syria: Funerary representations in Roman Commagene and Cyrrhestice", lecture series: The Palmyra Portrait Project, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 4 April 2017.

Rubina Raja, "RUIN", Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16 March 2017.

Sara Ringsborg, "Children in Palmyrene funerary epigraphy", lecture series: The Palmyra Portrait Project, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 7 March 2017.

Rubina Raja, "It stays in the family: Palmyrene priests and their iconography", conference:  Representations of Women and Children in Roman-Period Palmyra: Part II, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 6 February 2017.

Signe Krag, "Potrayal of women in Palmyrene sarcophagi and banquet reliefs", conference: 118th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 8 January 2017.

Rubina Raja, "Funerary sculpture in Palmyra: The Palmyra Portrait Project", conference: 118th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 8 January 2017.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrene priests: Positions or professions?", conference: 118th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 8 January 2017.

Rubina Raja, "The function of attributes in Palmyrene portraiture", conference: 118th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 8 January 2017.

Rubina Raja, "New archaeological research in ancient Gerasa (Jerash): The Danish-German Northwest Quarter Project", 118th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 8 January 2017.

Sara Ringsborg, "Representations of children in Palmyrene funerary sculpture from the first to the third century CE", conference: 118th Annual Meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada, 8 January 2017

2016

Signe Krag, "Funerary buildings and Portaiture in Roman Period Palmyra", conference: Porträt als Massenphänomen, Universität zu Köln, Morphomata and École Pratique des Hautes Études, Germany, 18 November 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Conflict archaeology and preserving cultural heritage: The case of the funerary portraits from Palmyra", Classics, University of Texas Austin, Austin, USA, 28 October 2016.

Rubina Raja, "The Palmyra Portrait Project: Preserving Cultural Heritage in a Time of Conflict",  J. Paul Getty Museum, the Getty Villa, Los Angeles, USA, 22 October 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrene funerary portraits. A Roman period portrait habit", Department of History of Art, Berkeley University, California, USA, 20 October 2016.

Signe Krag, "Palmyrene funerary buildings and family burial patterns", conference: Representations of Women and Children in Roman Period Palmyra, Part I, Aarhus, Denmark, 3 October 2016.

Sara Ringsborg, "Palmyrene funerary representations of children in family constellations", conference: Representations of Women and Children in Roman Period Palmyra, Part I, Aarhus, Denmark, 3 October 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Vidensbrunch om Palmyra", Dokk1, Aarhus, Denmark, 28 September 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Arkæologisk forskning i Krisezoner: AU’s klassisk arkæologiske forskningsprojekter i Mellemøsten", Det lærde Selskab, Aarhus, Denmark, 27 September 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra i den syriske ørken", Ældresagen, Aarhus, Denmark, 26 September 2016.

Sara Ringsborg, "Palmyra og Palmyra Portræt Projektet", Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16 September 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra in the Syrian Desert: or why basic research matters", Alto Adige, Olang, Italy, 13 September 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrene funerary portraits: Diversity and uniformity in a portrait habit in the Roman Near East", Würzburg Universität, Würzburg, Germany, 28 June 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrene Funerary Portraiture: Individualisation and Group Identity", seminar: Palmyra: Mirage in the Desert, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, USA, 23 May 2016.

Sara Ringsborg, "Børneportrætter fra Palmyra", lecture series: The Palmyra Portrait Project lecture series, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 3 May 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Life in Palmyra. Life for Palmyra", University of Warsaw, Warsaw, Poland, 22 April 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra, Archaeology, History, the Danish connection and the current situation", Danish University Extension, Aarhus, Denmark, 2 April 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrenske portrætter mellem krig og kunstmarked", seminar: Gammel Testamente Seminar, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 1 April 2016.

Signe Krag, "Kvinder og Børn i Palmyrensk Gravskulptur", lecture series: The Palmyra Portrait Project lecture series, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 1 March 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra. History and Heritage of a Lost and Found City", seminar: Palmyra. History and Heritage of a Lost and Found City, Visby, Sweden, 16 February 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Le Tombeau des trois freres à Palmyre", École normale supérieure, Paris, France, 3 February 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra Portrait Project", conference: Danish archaeology in a globalised and politicised world, Carlsberg Akademi, Copenhagen, Denmark, 27 January 2016.

Rubina Raja, "Untold Palmyrene stories. Unraveling Palmyrene funerary portraits", Stockholm, Sweden, 14 January 2016.

2015

Rubina Raja, "Networking beyond death: Social networks in Palmyra: The funerary evidence", conference: Sinews of Empire, Networks and regional interaction in the Roman Near East and beyond, the Norwegian Institute in Athens, Greece, 2-4 December 2015.

Rubina Raja, "The virtual market for cultural heritage objects – the case of objects from Palmyra", conference: Nordisk Fagkonferanse om Ulovlig Handel med Kulturgjenstander, Nasjonalbiblioteket, Oslo, 2-3 December 2015.

Rubina Raja, "The History and Current Situation of World Heritage Sites in Syria with Special Attention to Palmyra", seminar: Cultural Heritage at Risk: The Role of Museums in War and Conflict, Medelhavsmuseet, Stockholm, Sweden, 26 November 2015.

Rubina Raja, "The Palmyra Portrait Project – Digitizing Archives and Digging in Diaries", workshop: Archive Archaeology – Archiving and collecting the past, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 16 November 2015.

Rubina Raja, "The impact of humanities in a changing world: The Palmyra Portrait Project", Aarhus, Denmark, 30 October 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Er tidlig kristen billeddannelse et storbyfænomen?", Løgumkloster, Denmark, 28 October 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Den antikke storby som kulturel og religiøs smeltedigel", Løgumkloster, Denmark, 28 October 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Unraveling urbanism through a 'High Definition Archaeology' approach. A 3D historiography of concepts of the ancient city", lecture series: Max Planck Society Distinguished Lecture, Berlin, Germany, 22 October 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Portraits between corpus and conflict - the Palmyra Portrait Project", lecture series: Palmyra Portræt Projektets Forelæsningsrække, Aarhus, Denmark, 6 October 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Marketing illicitly exported cultural heritage objects. The case of Palmyra", conference: Fighting the looting of Syria's cultural heritage, Sofia, Bulgaria, 16 September 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra Portræt Projektet - portrætter mellem krig og kunstmarked", meeting: Annual meeting of the Carlsberg Foundation, Moesgaard, Denmark, 15 September 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Lived Ancient Religion – Banqueting and tesserae from Palmyra”, conference: The XXI Quinquennial World Congress of the International Association for the History of Religion, Erfurt, Germany, 23-29 August 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra: Den seneste udvikling", Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 24 June 2015.

Anne D. K. Høj, "Kunstmarkedets aktører og deres betydning for indsamlingen og forskningen i palmyrenske portrætter", lecture series: Palmyra Portræt Projektets Forelæsningsrække, Aarhus University, Aarhus Denmark, April 8, 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrene funerary portraiture in the Roman period", Durham University, Durham, United Kingdom, 10 March 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Depicting the dead - reflecting the living: Palmyrene funerary portraiture", seminar: Roman Art Seminar, London, United Kingdom, 9 March 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Portrait habit in Roman Palmyra", Edinburgh University, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 5 March 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Heritage, archaeology and conflict", course: Cultural Heritage course, Stirling, United Kingdom, 5 March 2015.

Rubina Raja, "Die Tesserae von Palmyra", Morphomata University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany, 1 February 2015.

Rubina Raja, "The Palmyrene banqueting tesserae and the Greco-Roman influence", conference: Palmyra and the Mediterranean, the Royal Danish Academy of Science and letters, Copenhagen, 26-27 January 2015.

Rubina Raja, "You can leave your hat on: The Palmyrene priestly modius", conference: Beyond Duty: Interacting with Religious Professionals and Appropriating Tradition in the Imperial Era. International Conference of the ERC research project "Lived Ancient Religion: Questioning 'cults' and 'polis religion'", Erfurt, Germany, 14-16 January 2015.

Signe Krag, "The Use of the Embroidered Tunic in Palmyrene Female Funerary Portraits”, meeting: AIA Annual Meeting, New Orleans, USA, 8-11 January 2015.

2014

Rubina Raja, "Reading religious identity through material culture: the case of the banqueting tesserae in Palmyra", conference: ANARCHIE - doctorate school, Halle, Germany, 11 December 2014.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyras banketbilletter: religiøse grupper og ritual kultur i en oaseby", lecture series: Palmyra Portræt Projektets Forelæsningsrække, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 2 December 2014.

Rubina Raja, "Performing priesthood in Palmyra: the funerary portraits", workshop: Positions and Professions in Palmyra: Part Two: Professions, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 25 November 2014.

Signe Krag, "The Use of Jewelry in Palmyrene Female Portraits", workshop: Positions and Professions in Palmyra: Part One: Positions, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 23 September, 2014.

Rubina Raja, "Zukunftsvisionen im Grab. Grabporträts und Gesellschaft in Palmyra", lecture series: Excellenz-cluster Religion und Politik, Westfälische Wilhelms University, Münster, Germany, 4 November 2014.

Rubina Raja, "Romanizing Palmyra", EAA, Istanbul, Turkey, 10-14 September 2014.

Rubina Raja, "The Palmyra Portrait Project – aims and visions", conference: Hatra, Palmyra, Edessa, Oxford, Great Britain, 14-17 July, 2014.

Rubina Raja, "Priestly representation in Palmyra", Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 27 May 2014.

Rubina Raja, "Dressing up for religious action: priestly dress in Palmyra", seminar: Roman Dress in the Context of Palmyra, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 1 May 2014. 

Annette H. Sørensen, "Achilles’ new clothes – wall paintings as expressions of dress culture in Palmyra", seminar: Roman Dress in the Context of Palmyra, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 1 May 2014. 

Signe Krag, "Textiles and Drapery in Palmyrene Female Portraits", seminar: Roman Dress in the Context of Palmyra, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 1 May 2014.

Tracey Long, "Parthian robes as the costume of choice in the Palmyrene funerary portraits", seminar: Roman Dress in the context of Palmyra, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 1 May 2014.

Signe Krag, "Females in Palmyra", lecture series: Palmyra Portræt Projektets Forelæsningsrække, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 8 April 2014.

Signe Krag, "Does Space Matter?", workshop: Exploring Methods in Ancient Visual Culture Studies, KAHN, Kiel, Germany, 21-22 March 2014.

Tracey Long, "Origins and influences of female portrait sculpture in early imperial Aphrodisias", workshop: Local Traditions in Portrait Sculpture in the Roman Near East, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 13 March 2014. 

Signe Krag, "Cultural traditions in Palmyrene female portraiture", workshop: Local Traditions in Portrait Sculpture in the Roman Near East, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 13 March 2014. 

Rubina Raja, "Funerary portraits in Palmyra between local identities and imperial trends", workshop: Local Traditions in Portrait Sculpture in the Roman Near East, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 13 March 2014.  

Tracey Long, "The iconography of the portraits", seminar: Portrait Sculpture in the Roman Period. Local Trends and Global Blends, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 26-27 February 2014.

Annette H. Sørensen, "Palmyrene tomb paintings", seminar: Portrait Sculpture in the Roman Period. Local Trends and Global Blends, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 26-27 February 2014.  

Signe Krag, "Female portraiture in Palmyra", seminar: Portrait Sculpture in the Roman Period. Local Trends and Global Blends, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 26-27 February 2014. 

Rubina Raja, "Introduction, Portraits in Context", seminar: Portrait Sculpture in the Roman Period. Local Trends and Global Blends, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 26-27 February 2014. 

Rubina Raja, "The Palmyra Portrait Project – visions and aims", seminar: Portrait Sculpture in the Roman Period. Local Trends and Global Blends, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters, Copenhagen, Denmark, 26-27 February 2014.

Tracey Long, "What constitutes a Portrait in the Ancient World?" Lecture series: Palmyra Portræt Projektets Foredragsrække, Aarhus, Denmark, 4 February 2014.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrenische Porträts im Kontext: 'Portrait Habit' an der Pheripherie des Imperium Romanum", Jena, Germany, 25 January 2014.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrenische Porträts im Kontext: 'Portrait Habit' an der Peripherie des Imperium Romanum", Winckelmann Institute, Maximilian's University, Munich, Germany, 13 January 2014.

2013

Annette H. Sørensen, "Palmyrene Tomb Paintings - Contexts and interpretations", conference: The World of Palmyra, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters & Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 16-18, 2013.   

Signe Krag, "Females in group portraiture in Palmyra: A case study of content and meaning", conference: The World of Palmyra, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters & Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 16-18, 2013.  

Rubina Raja & Jean-Baptiste Yon, "Inscriptions from the necropoleis of Palmyra in the diaries of H. Ingholt", conference: The World of Palmyra, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters & Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 16-18 2013.   

Rubina Raja & Andreas Kropp, "The Palmyra Portrait Project: aims and visions", conference: The World of Palmyra, The Royal Academy of Sciences and Letters & Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, December 16-18 2013.

Annette H. Sørensen, "Vægmalerier fra grave i Palmyra", Lecture series: Palmyra Portræt Projektets foredragsrække, Aarhus, 19 November 2013.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrene Portraits in Context. Portrait Habit in the periphery of the Roman Empire", conference: New Research in Classical Archaeology, the German Archaeological institute Rome, Italy, September 26, 2013.

Signe Krag, "The Secrets of Funerary Buildings in Roman Palmyra", seminar: Secrecy Seminar, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, September 6, 2013.

Rubina Raja & Andreas Kropp, "Palmyra Portrait Project", conference: CIAC XVIII Congreso Internacional Arqueología Clásica, Mérida, Spain, 16 May 2013.

Annette H. Sørensen, "Wall paintings in Palmyrene tombs", conference: CIAC XVIII Congreso Internacional Arqueología Clásica, Mérida, Spain, 16 May 2013.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrenske portrætter i kontekst: portrætvane i den romerske verdens periferi", Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 1 March 2013.

Signe Krag, "Kvinder i Grav og By", University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 22 February 2013.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrenische Porträts im Kontext: Portrait Habit an der Pheripherie des Imperium Romanum", Jena, Germany, 25 January 2013.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra Portræt Projektet", meeting: Carlbergfondets årsmøde, Aarhus, Denmark, 10 January 2013.

2012

Rubina Raja, "Palmyra Portræt Projektet: Portrætter mellem tradition og innovation", seminar: traditionsseminar, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark, 16 November 2012.

Rubina Raja, "Feasting with the dead: Lived religion in Palmyra", conference: Ends and Beginnings, EASR, Stockholm, Sweden, 23-26 August 2012.

Rubina Raja, "Palmyrene Funerary Portraiture: Individualisation or collectivity", seminar: Locating the Individual in Roman Funerary Culture: Patronage, Consumption and Agency, Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark & Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, Denmark, 10-11 May 2012. 

2011

Rubina Raja, "Banqueting with the dead and divinised: Banqueting tesserae from Palmyra", Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark, 11 November 2011.

Rubina Raja, "Exclusive clubs? Private religious associations in Palmyra", conference: Private Associations and the Public Sphere, Royal Academy of Letters and Sciences, Copenhagen, Denmark, 9-11 November 2011.

Rubina Raja, "Out of the desert? Cult topography in Palmyra", conference: Verlegung und Übernahme von Kultorte, Westfälische Wilhelmsuniversität Münster, Münster, Germany, 5-6 November 2011.

Rubina Raja, "Exclusive clubs? Private religious associations in the Roman Near East between the public and the private sphere. Examples from Palmyra", AEK, Kommission für Alte Geschichte und Epigraphik, Munich, Germany, 4 February 2011.