Tuesday 10 May | 18:00 BST
Did most people in the Roman empire live in small, contained worlds, hardly aware of how vast the imperial system was? Or was the empire intensely connected? Combining Latin epigraphy and underwater archaeology, forensic anthropology and the study of the trade in enslaved peoples, we are beginning to get some new and better answers to the questions of who moved, how often and for what purposes - and also who remained behind…
Hosted by Dr Mai Musié, Trustee of Classics for All, this topical talk will delve into the history of movement in the Roman empire.
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Professor Greg Woolf:
Greg Woolf FBA is Ronald J Mellor Professor of Ancient History at the University of California Los Angeles. He is also a former director of the Institute of Classical Studies in London and a Professor of Ancient History at St Andrews. He had degrees from Oxford and Cambridge and has taught at both universities and at the University of Leicester. His last books are The Life and Death of Ancient Cities, A Natural History and Rome, and An Empire's Story, the second edition of which has just been published. He has published widely on the history and archaeology of the Roman world.
Dr Mai Musié:
Mai Musié is an ancient historian, a Public Engagement and Heritage Officer at Swansea University, and co-founder of the Classics in Communities project based at University of Oxford. She has worked in higher education for the last ten years on access, outreach, and heritage projects including running the outreach programme for the Faculty of Classics, Oxford. Her research areas focus on race and ethnicity in the ancient world.
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