If the archaeological study of memory in the ancient Mediterranean has spread like a forest fire, it was scholar Susan Alcock who lit the match. Fifteen years after the publication of her book, “Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscape, Monuments and Memories,” the moment is ripe for an assessment of the field. In this colloquium, several scholars who use archaeology to trace patterns in commemoration and forgetfulness, including Alcock herself, compare and analyze their case studies from civilizations around the Mediterranean Sea. Room 108, Rhode Island Hall, 60 George Street.
Comparing Landscapes, Monuments and Memories Across the Mediterranean
When: Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 10:00am