Archaeology and Architecture: New Methodologies for XXL Structures of Ancient Rome

An International Conference curated by Fabrizio Sommaini at DAI Rom, 2–4 November 2022

Objects of the conference are modern methodologies and techniques for studying Ancient Roman Architecture, with specific consideration of XXL structures. In the last years as never before, the technological development determined an enormous improvement in the analysis of ancient architectural sites. For the first time, one researcher can control the entire workflow, even in surveying big buildings, huge archaeological sites, or very articulated architectures.

The conference “ARCHAEOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE: NEW METHODOLOGIES FOR XXL STRUCTURES OF ANCIENT ROME” will gather a group of international and interdisciplinary young researchers to share their own ongoing projects. The case studies will offer the opportunity to discuss theoretical approaches, methodologies, techniques, and future developments of the complex system of Roman architecture.

The conference was organized by Fabrizio Sommaini, doctoral student at DFG Research Training Group 1913 “Cultural and Technological Significance of Historic Buildings”, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg and HU Berlin, with Klaus Rheidt and Janet DeLaine. Conference sessions will be chaired by Evelyne Bukowiecki, Heinz Beste, Maura Medri. The event will take place at the German Archaeological Institute Rome and is funded by Fritz Thyssen Stiftung.

The programme and information for registration can be found here.


Fabrizio Sommaini
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