Proceedings of the Twenty-Sixth Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Sapienza University of Rome, 16th-19th March 2016
TRAC is an uncorporated voluntary association that has developed from and around the annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference series held since 1991. For the first time in its history, the 2016 TRAC conference was held in Rome in correspondence with the bi-annual Roman Archaeology Conference (RAC). The Sapienza, University of Rome, together with the BSR Institute, strongly supported the candidature of Rome for hosting TRAC in 2016. This immediately appeared as a challenging and unmistakable opportunity for taking debates in Roman Archaeology to the core of the study itself; not just for the proper 'location'of the conference, but for the chance of creating a real dialogue between Anglo-Saxon traditions and current research trends in Italian studies.
Sommario: - Łukasz Sokołowski, Portrait as a Medium? Interpreting Funerary Portrait Reliefs from Palmyra as a Means of Communication.
- Liana Brent, Disturbed, Damaged and Disarticulated: Grave Reuse in Roman Italy.
- Carla Brain, Venus in Pompeian Domestic Space: Decoration and Context.
- Polly Lohmann, Private Inscriptions in Public Places? The Ambiguous Nature of Graffiti from Pompeian Houses.
- Henry Clarke, Co–producing ‘Place’ and ‘Identity’ in the Upper Durius Valley.
- Damjan Donev, Were There Large Villages in the Balkan Provinces Under the High Empire?
- Kevin Ferrari, Studying Evolving Landscapes: Geomorphology as a Research Tool for Landscape Archaeology.
- Edoardo Vanni, Welcome-back Marx! Marxist Perspectives for Roman Archaeology at the End of the Post-Modern Era.
- Jesús García Sánchez, Method Matters. Some Comments on the Influence on Theory and Methodologies in Survey Based Research in Italy.
- Paul Pasieka, Crisis, Marxism and Reconstruction of Time.
- Antonella Pansini, The Domus of Apuleius at Ostia Antica: a Private Space in a Central Point of Public Life.