Conference: Visualising the Late Antique City, London

Saturday 7th June 2014, Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly

fse_full-imageWe are pleased to announce the Visualisation of the Late Antique City conference 2014, which presents the results of the Leverhulme-funded research project by the University of Kent. The conference will explore all aspects of the urban experience in Mediterranean cities AD 300 – 600, including architecture, behaviour, costume, and material culture.

Admission is GBP 20 (GBP 10 for students and OAPs). All welcome.

Please contact Jo Stoner ( by the Saturday 25th May 2014 to reserve a place.



09.45-10.00 Ellen Swift – Visualising the late antique city.

Public Space

10.00-10.30 Luke Lavan – Streets in late antiquity: form and function.


10.30-11.00 Nikos Karydis – New approaches to the architectural reconstruction of churches.

11.00-11.30 Joe Williams – Object groups in ecclesiastical space.


11.30-12.00 Solinda Kamani – Architecture and decoration of modest houses.

12.00-12.30 Jo Stoner – Domestic material culture: function to cultural meaning.

12.30-12.45 Discussion


13.30-14.00 Aoife Fitzgerald – Architecture and decoration of colonnaded shops.

14.00-14.30 Joe Williams – Commercial object groups: production, storage and sale.

Guest Lecture

14.30-15.00 Tayfun Oner – Visualising Constantinople: recent work.


15.00-15.30 Faith Morgan – Manufacture, wear and repair of late antique garments, with a fashion show of historic costumes produced for the event.

From Research to Art

15.45-16.00 Ellen Swift – Artefact studies to everyday life: spoons and late antique dining habits

16.00-16.15 Will Foster – Drawing architecture, objects and dress.

Case Study

16.15-16.45 Luke Lavan – Late Roman Ostia: urban life in AD 387, as seen by St Augustine.

16.45-17.00 Discussion

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