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The International Symposium Reconstruction and the Historic City: Rome and Abroad - an interdisciplinary approach

[German version]

Universität München (LMU)

Hauptgebäude, Senatssaal, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München

17-19 October 2012

This symposium brings together experienced researchers from diverse disciplines to discuss methodologies for researching the city as a historical phenomenon and to reflect on the possibilities and limits of interdisciplinary collaboration. In this event, scholars from the Research Unit for Economic Geography at the Universität München (LMU) and the Chair for Classical Archaeology of the Universität München (LMU) collaborate for the first time. Separately, as archaeologists, historians, geographers and computer scientists, we have begun to collaborate in urban research, and have discovered that such collaboration will be greatly facilitated by a fundamental discussion of methods. We will explore trans-disciplinary applications of methods by focusing on reconstructions and visualizations of historic cities.

We have chosen as case study the ancient city of Rome, which has traditionally attracted a unique number of international research projects. Accordingly, the symposium will feature scholars who specialize in ancient Rome, and, through their direction of international co-operation projects in Rome, know the challenge of urban research in theory and practice. A second group of speakers comprises researchers at the Universität München (LMU), who either belong to the Research and Teaching Unit Economic Geography or to the Chair of Classical Archaeology, and who are interested to explore possible common projects. The chairs of these two fields desire to introduce their young scholars to new perspectives and skills that will allow them to pursue path-breaking research. Deliberately, students, Doktoranden, post docs and Habilitanden will be encouraged to participate.

The third group of invited speakers consists of specialists from a variety of other, related disciplines including Egyptology and architecture. Thus, the symposium assembles speakers and discussants not only from Germany, Italy, the United Kingdom and the USA, but also, deliberately and, perhaps for the first time in this variety and combination, gathers together scientists from architecture, archive studies, classical archaeology, Egyptology, geography, GIScience, heritage studies, history and history of architecture. The researchers come from different phases of their careers and are based at diverse research institutes.

The Symposium Committee:

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schmude, Prof. Dr. Stefan Ritter, Dr. Chrystina Häuber, Dr. Franz Xaver Schütz

Conveners of the Symposium:

Dr. Chrystina Häuber, Dr. Franz Xaver Schütz

Contact:

Dr. Chrystina Häuber

Email: chrystina.haeuber AT geographie.uni-muenchen.de

 

Conference Programme

All of the presentations will be given in the Senatssaal of the Universität München (LMU), Hauptgebäude, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München


Wednesday, 17. October 2012

14.00 Registration.

15.00 Introduction.

Official Welcome from the Prodekan Ludwig of the Fakultät für Geowissenschaften at the LMU.

Official Welcome from the Symposium Committee.

Introductory Lecture History

How do we know? Prof. T. P. Wiseman (Ancient History and Classics, University of Exeter, UK).

Prof. Wiseman will discuss reconstructions of ancient Rome from an historical perspective.

(45 minutes)

Introductory Lecture Archaeology

The perception of space in ancient Rome. Prof. Eugenio La Rocca (Classical Archaeology, Università di Roma "La Sapienza", Italy). Prof La Rocca will discuss reconstructions of ancient Rome from an archaeological perspective.

(45 minutes)

Introductory Lecture Geography

Disciplinary, interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research: imperatives and constraints. Prof. Dr. Jürgen Schmude (Geography, Director of the Department of Geography, Universität München (LMU)). Prof. Schmude will discuss the prospects for interdisciplinary collaboration.

(45 minutes).

18.00 End of Presentations.

19.00 Reception.

 

Thursday, 18. October 2012

I. Session: Visualization Today

8.15-9.00 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

Rome: the city of memories: Or, why and how reconstruct and visualize ancient and post-antique Rome using digital technologies? The "AIS ROMA", diachronic and phase maps of (ancient) Rome in the WWW. Dr. Chrystina Häuber (Classical Archaeology, Lehr- und Forschungseinheit für Wirtschaftsgeographie am Department für Geographie, Universität München (LMU)).

9.00-9.45 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

De Roma Instaurata (1446) - Nuova Forma Urbis Romae (2011): ricostruzione in quattro dimensioni di un paesaggio urbano complesso. Il Caso di Roma, metodologia ed esempi. Dott.ssa Susanna Le Pera (Classical Archaeology, Responsabile of the project "Nuova Forma Urbis Romae", Roma Capitale, Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali, Roma, Italy).

 

9.45-10.30 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

Descriptio Urbis - Un webgis per ricostruire i paesaggi urbani di Roma. Dott. Paolo Buonora (Archive Studies, Archivio di Stato di Roma, Italy), Dott.ssa Susanna Le Pera (Classical Archaeology, Roma Capitale, Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali, Italy), Prof. arch. Paolo Micalizzi (Architectural History, Roma Tre Università degli Studi, Italy) and Dott. Luca Sasso D'Elia (Classical Archaeology, Roma Capitale, Sovraintendenza ai Beni Culturali, Italy).

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

11.00-11.45 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

Why work with geographers in reconstructions and visualizations of ancient Rome? Dr. Franz Xaver Schütz (Geography, Hochschule München, Fakultät für Geoinformation).

II. Session: Case Studies: Reconstructions of Single Buildings

11.45-12.30 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

Reconstructing the Temple of Apollo on the Palatine Hill in Rome. Prof. Amanda Claridge (Classical Archaeology, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK).

12.30-13.15 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

Zur Rekonstruktion einer Decke aus der sog. Casa di Augusto auf dem Palatin in Rom. Dr. Johannes Lipps (Classical Archaeology, Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Universität München (LMU)).

13.15-15.15 Lunch participants are encouraged to take their meal at the Mensa of the Universität München (LMU).

III. Session: Historical Visualizations

15.15-16.00 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

Changing interests: The city as topic in Roman Art. Prof. Dr. Stefan Ritter (Classical Archaeology, Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Universität München (LMU)).

16.00-16.45 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

Reconstructions of Early Rome. Prof. Christopher J. Smith (Ancient History, Director of the British School at Rome, Italy).

16.45-17.15 Coffee Break

17.15-18.00 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

The Life and Death of Ancient Roman Cemeteries. Prof. John Bodel (Ancient History, Brown University, USA).

20.30 Symposium Dinner.


Friday, 19. October 2012

IV. Session: Reconstructions of City Districts

9.00-9.45 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

Le domus dell' aristocrazia romana repubblicana sul Palatino . Prof. Filippo Coarelli (Classical Archaeology,Università degli Studi di Perugia, Italy).

9.45-10.30 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

La necropoli lungo la via Triumphalis: storia dei rinvenimenti, della tutela e della ricostruzione di un tratto del paesaggio suburbano di Roma. Prof. Francesco Buranelli (Archaeology, Segretario della Pontificia Commissione per i Beni Culturali della Chiesa, Città del Vaticano).

10.30-11.00 Coffee Break

V. Session: Communication Processes

11.00-11.45 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

The Environment & Society Portal: Connecting environmental events geographically, chronologically and conceptually. Dr. Wilko von Hardenberg (History, Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society, Universität München (LMU)).

11.45-12.30 Presentation (20 minutes) and Discussion (25 minutes)

Reconstruction and Narrative: Re-imagining Auckland's Heritage in Walking Tour Guides. Prof. Dr. Gordon Winder (Economic Geography, Department of Geography, Universität München (LMU)).

Final Words from the Symposium Committee.

12.30 Parting Snack.

 

Discussants

The Classical Archaeologist Prof. Dr. Rolf Michael Schneider (Institut für Klassische Archäologie, Universität München (LMU)).

The Geographer Prof. Dr. Gordon Winder (Department für Geographie, Universität München (LMU)).

The Ancient Historian Prof. Richard Gordon (Universität Erfurt).


modified: 13-X-2012

 

 

 


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