Cornell University

Towards an Archaeology of Identity

Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 4:30pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, G22
232 East Ave, Central Campus

Lisa Nevett (University of Michigan Professor of Classical Archaeology; Director of IPCAA) is a classical archaeologist whose particular interest is in using the material culture of the Greek and Roman worlds as a source for social history. To date, her research has focused on domestic architecture, and she has used the construction, decoration and articulation of space within houses to shed light on broader social questions. These include the development of the Greek city, relationships between men and women within Greek and Roman households, and patterns of interaction between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples at the fringes of the Greek and Roman worlds. Most recently she has become interested in how the civic and religious spaces of classical Greek cities can be used to explore social relationships and issues of identity.  She is co-director of the Olynthos Project, a multi-disciplinary archaeological field project focused on the Classical city of Olynthos in northern Greece, and she has been involved in other survey and excavation projects in Greece, Turkey, Libya and Britain.

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