Portrait Habit in Roman period Palmyra (Syria): The Palmyra Portrait Project (Kershaw Lecture in Archaeology)

Monday, September 17, 2018 from 05:30 pm

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WHEN
Monday, September 17, 2018 from 05:30 pm
WHERE
Art Building West at 141 North Riverside Drive
Room 116
Iowa City, Iowa, United States, 52246
COST
This is a free event!
CONTACT
Archaeological Institute for America Iowa Society
Description

Radina Raja, Aarhus University, Denmark

Portrait habit in Roman period Palmyra (Syria): The Palmyra Portrait Project

This lecture evolves around the work done within the framework of the Palmyra Portrait Project. The project which is initiated and headed by Rubina Raja was begun before the civil war in Syria broke out. Within the framework of the project the largest corpus of Roman period portraits, namely the funerary portraits from Palmyra have been collected. The lecture contextualizes these portraits within their urban setting in Palmyra, a rich oasis city in the Syrian Desert. Moreover the lecture addresses the issues which have arisen when working with material stemming from a region where war has broken out and cultural heritage is being looted on a large scale.

The AIA Iowa Society Lecture Program is supported by the support of the Office of the State Archaeologist, the University of Iowa Departments of Anthropology, Classics, Religion, Art and Art History, the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History, and the Iowa Academy of Science

 

 

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Cost & Tickets

This is a free event!
Organizer

Archaeological Institute for America Iowa Society

mark-l-anderson@uiowa.edu
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Art Building West

141 North Riverside Drive
Room 116
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
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