Roman Archaeology Group

Perth, Western Australia

RAG Lecture: ‘The New Urban History of Pompeii’

The Roman Archaeology Group is pleased to announce the first of its public lectures for second semester 2019 will take place on Saturday, 28 September.


Our guest, Professor Ray Laurence (Macquarie), will be talking on the subject: The New Urban History of Pompeii.

2017 and 2018 saw the publication of a clutch of academic books that have provided completely new interpretations of the city based on long- term research projects. This talk will outline the implications of these new works for our understanding of the city in 2019 focussing on the development of the city’s fortifications, its streets, and what may be described as the retail revolution that created the shops found right across the city. Other matters will be touched on to show how our knowledge of the site, so familiar to us, is being reshaped by a new generation of researchers.

For details, please see the attached flyer.

Please note that the lecture will start at 2pm on Saturday, 28th September, in the Murdoch Lecture Theatre at UWA.

The lecture is free, but for those of you wishing to stay for afternoon tea, there is a small charge ($7 for RAG members, $12 for non-members).

For the purposes of catering, please send your RSVPs to Ann Boyer (contact details on the flyer.

RAG September 2019 poster

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