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CRISIS! The identification, analysis, & commemoration of crises in the ancient world

A parallel initiative to note is the forthcoming master class & one-day conference on Crisis, and the memory of crisis,  hosted by the University of Groningen’s Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies in Culture, Religion and Society of the Graeco-Roman World. On  February 5th & … Continue reading

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Pompeii (2014)

This summer’s historical disaster movie of choice, Pompeii – enjoy it! At the very least, it should be a great discussion starter: Pompeii, ‘a place of corruption, a place of temptation?’ ‘No warning? No escape?’ Hmmm… The quick thoughts of the indefatigable Prof. Mary … Continue reading

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Telling the human story of Pompeii and Herculaneum

2013’s wonderful  Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition at the British Museum, detailing the ordinary lives of those in Herculaneum and Pompei, both destroyed in AD 79.

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Herculaneum: the unknown city

More last year’s Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum exhibition at the British Museum. Vanessa Baldwin, exhibition curator, on the forgotten city of Herculaneum.

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Emerging from chaos and crisis

The Phoenix Project aims to consider examples of regeneration and restoration from ancient history, it will reflect on how civilisations and cultures emerge from conflict and/or crisis and attempt to establish imaginative links between past and present insights. The fundamental … Continue reading

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