Monday, April 30, 2012

Gabii Project at "Ricerca in Cittadella" Giornate di studio di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte dedicate a Roberto Coroneo

Chiara Pilo of the Gabii Project will present a paper at "Ricerca in Cittadella", Giornate di studio di Archeologia e Storia dell’Arte dedicate a Roberto Coroneo, in Cagliari, Sardinia, at the Cittadella dei Musei, Villa Pollini, held from 7 to 12 May 2012. Pilo's paper, "Una lucerna configurata da Gabii: valenze apotropaiche di un singolare strumento per l’illuminazione" focuses on an anthropomorphic lamp discovered at Gabii in 2009. Pilo's research continues to investigate both the nature of, and parallels for, this unusual Roman oil lamp; her paper is scheduled for 17:10 on Wednesday, May 9, 2012. The conference is hosted by the Universit√† degli Studi di Cagliari and its Dipartimento di Storia, Beni Culturali e Territorio. A .pdf of the program is linked here.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Gabii Project at ASMOSIA X

Jason Farr (Ph.D. candidate, IPCAA, University of Michigan), will present a paper on his ongoing research into the local tufo at Gabii - lapis Gabinus - and its exploitation by means of quarrying in the late republican and early imperial periods. Farr's dissertation research seeks not only to better understand this tufo type, but also to explore connections between the Gabine quarries and the construction industry in Rome and Latium. Farr's paper, "Lapis Gabinus: new evidence for quarrying at Gabii", will be presented in Rome at the ASMOSIA X (Association for the Study of Marble and Other Stones In Antiquity), conference. This international conference takes place in Rome, from 21 to 26 May 2012, and is hosted by the Universit√† di Roma 'La Sapienza'. Farr's talk is scheduled to for 09.00am on 23 May in the session entitled "THEMATIC SESSION III: Provenance identification II: (other stones)". The conference website is here.