During the last three months I have had the privilege of hosting a number of distinguished speakers in the Department of Classics at the University of Leeds for a seminar series dedicated to current and future scholarship in Pompeii and the Vesuvian region. I wish to thank Professor Peter Kruschwitz, Dr. Rick Jones, Dr. Richard Hobbs, Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, and Dr. Anne-Marie Leander for giving their time and sharing their work with those of us in attendance, and for agreeing to share their papers more widely through this blog.
Prof. Peter Kruschwitz ‘Aufidius was here. (Really? Where exactly?)’
Dr. Rick Jones ‘Future oriented archaeology in Pompeii’
Dr. Richard Hobbs ‘Coins and Mediterranean connections in early Pompeii’
Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill ‘Herculaneum: Can we save the sites?’
Dr. Anne-Marie Leander ‘Focus on innovation in the study of insula V. 1 Pompeii’
Dr. Virginia L. Campbell ‘Sex degrees of separation’
I gave the final paper in the research seminar series Pompeii: The Present and Future of Vesuvian Research with a paper entitled ‘Sex degrees of Separation.’
I hold a Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship for my project ‘Social Network Analysis in Pompeii.’ My work on the tombs of Pompeii led to an interest in the epigraphic evidence from Pompeii and how this can be examined to explore the connectedness of the community. This paper is the first presentation of this work.
Recorded on the 30th of April 2014 at the University of Leeds.