Trees and Forests in the Roman World (CIDRAL)
|Dates:||10 May 2023|
|Times:||10:30 - 16:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||School of Arts, Languages and Cultures|
|Speaker:||Rob Sands, David Wallace-Hare, Melanie Giles, Mary Beagon, Duncan Keenan-Jones, Alison Sharrock|
The peoples of the ancient Mediterranean world relied heavily on wood for many purposes, from engineering works to cooking to artistry. Trees had huge commercial value, as well as strong aesthetic and symbolic meanings for communities. Forests were places with potential both to be sylvan retreats and terrifying sites of danger both animal and military.
You are invited to a one-day workshop under the CIDRAL theme of Forests, to address issues to do with trees in the ancient Roman world. This will be an interdisciplinary workshop, with contributions ranging from archaeological study of woodlands to literary representations of trees and explorations of ancient attitudes towards forests. In bringing together existing academic and postgraduate researchers, the aim of the workshop is to feed back into individual ongoing research projects and publications, having benefitted from greater insight into the variety of attitudes and different stands of evidence, relating to woodland in the Roman world: literary, historical and archaeological.
Please register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/cidral-workshop-trees-and-forests-in-the-roman-world-tickets-619824741487
Travel and Contact Information
Samuel Alexander Building