With the collaboration of the Municipality of Feltre – which has supported the realisation of three editions of an International Summer School about the ancient water – the Department of Cultural Heritage of the University of Padova and the Study Group on Ancient Hydraulics of the same University organises an International Conference on water in the Roman city, that will be held in Feltre on 3rd and 4th November 2017. The selected theme is crucial in this specific field of study and thus we have dealt with it numerous times in the past. Nevertheless, the quantities of data that continuously come to light during new studies and excavations make possible to outline a general frame of the knowledge about this topic. This main theme will be analysed from three different points of view which are: topographical, technological and socio-economical. In particular, four different sessions are scheduled for the conference:

  • Water management in urbanised contexts in relation with natural constraints;
  • Water and urbanisation: location choices, technological choices, diachronic evolution;
  • Water and its social impact within the Roman city:
  • Water and its relation with the economic life of the Roman city.

For each session posters and a maximum of seven oral presentations will be selected. Paper submission and the conference participation is free of charge and open to everyone. Scholars who intend to submit a paper for the conference, are requested to send an abstract (max 300 words) to the email address [email protected] by the 30th of July 2017, specifying in which session they are interested participating in and if the abstract refers to an oral communication or a poster. Here some important deadlines:

  • 30/07/2017: Deadline for submitting abstracts
  • 30/08/2017: Announcement of the selected abstracts
  • 3-4/11/2017: Conference
  • 30/03/2018: Deadline for sending papers for the conference proceedings

For any further information or requests, please contact us at [email protected].

The organising committee:

Paola Zanovello (Università degli Studi di Padova)

Italo Riera (Gruppo di Studio Idraulica Antica)

Eugenio Tamburrino (Università Ca’ Foscari – Venezia)