Hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, this workshop, to be held on 5-6 June 2015, will bring together scholars working on the development of urban and rural settlement in Sicily from Prehistory to Late Antiquity.

Event description

This workshop includes experienced and early career researchers, who will present work-in-progress on this topic, and the workshop provides a unique opportunity for scholars from several major projects based in the USA, Italy, Germany, the UK, and the Netherlands to exchange ideas and information directly with one another.

Urban and Rural Change in Sicily

Recent work on Sicily has revitalised the study of Sicilian urbanism from prehistory down to late antiquity. This work has ignited debate about the development of urbanism in Sicily and its relationship to rural settlement across history and between cultures.

It has become clear that complex questions remain about how we combine analyses of urban centres with their rural hinterlands, and how the development of these two areas is interconnected.

The combination of data and analyses from diverse geographical areas and chronological periods remains central to our understanding of historical change in Sicily from prehistory to the late Roman period.

Workshop Programme

There will be six formal sessions, with two sessions on Friday 5 June starting from 2:30pm, and four sessions on Saturday 6 June starting from 9am.

Each speaker is allocated 50 minutes for paper delivery and ensuing discussion.

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