1 June 2012: Moving Romans conference

The Moving Romans project will present some of its findings during an informal conference in Leiden on Friday 1 June, 2012. In addition to lectures by the three members of the team, we are happy to welcome a number of guest speakers. They have been invited to put forward their own ideas and insights in the field to stimulate discussion. The programme can be found below, with links to abstracts or working papers for all presenters.

All are welcome to attend, and attendance is free. You are welcome to join us for drinks and dinner afterwards.

As places are limited, however, please register via e-mail before 11 May. In your e-mail please note whether or not you will be joining us for lunch (free) and/or dinner (25€) For further information please contact Mrs. M.J. Groen-Vallinga.

Location: Huizinga building, room 023B - Doelensteeg 16, 2311 VL, Leiden.
Chair:     Arjan Zuiderhoek (Ghent University)

09.30-10.00 Coffee & Tea 

10.00-10.45 Luuk de Ligt (LU)
Vernae, bought slaves and freedmen in the small towns of early-imperial Italy: the evidence from Herculaneum  (abstract)

10.45-11.30 Rens Tacoma (LU)
Number Games. Quantifying Immigrants in Rome (working paper)

11:30-12:15 Miriam Groen-Vallinga (LU)
Human capital: the value of work in the Roman city (abstract)

12.15-13.45 Lunch

13.45-14.15 Kristina Killgrove
(University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Etched in bone: uncovering information about immigrants to Rome (abstract)

14.15-15.00 Claire Holleran
(Liverpool University)
Finding work: the hiring of free labour in the city of Rome (abstract)

15.15-15.30 Coffee break

15.30-16:15 Miko Flohr
(Oxford University)
Archaeology and the Pompeian Labour market (abstract)

16:15-17.00 Saskia Hin
(Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung)
Migrant lives in the classical world: A demographic perspective (abstract)

17.00 Drinks at De Koets

18.30 (optional) Dinner (25€)

Last Modified: 15-05-2012