The Archaeology of Roman Imperialism
Analysis of the material culture of the early Roman empire (1st and 2nd c. CE). Focus is on new archaeological perspectives, theories and anthropological insights. Imperialism, colonialism and novel perspectives on centres, peripheries and frontiers. Imperial conceptualizations of time and space. Imperial landscapes: colonies, cities (private and public buildings), the country side, roads and ports. Imperial memories: the past in the past, ancestor cult in the house and the tomb, imperial funerals. Experiencing empire, discrepant identities (gender, age, the Roman 'others').