The streets of Pompeii.

Sept. 11: 'Slaves in Ancient Pompeii'

Petersen to inaugurate art history Graduate Student Lecture Series

TEXT SIZE

9:42 a.m., Sept. 6, 2013--Lauren Hackworth Petersen, associate professor, will inaugurate the University of Delaware Department of Art History’s Graduate Student Lecture Series with a presentation at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 11, in 116 Gore Hall.

Petersen will speak on “Slaves in the Streets of Pompeii: Through the Thicks and Thins of Urban Movement.” The lecture is free and open to the public. Registration is encouraged and can be completed at this website.

Events Stories

Aug. 21: Ocean Currents Lecture

UD's James Corbett will discuss changes in global shipping and environmental impacts in the final Ocean Currents Lecture to be held at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 21, in Lewes.

Aug. 24: Fall Activities Night

The University Student Centers will host Fall Activities Night from 6:30-9 p.m., Sunday, Aug. 24, in both Perkins Student Center and Trabant University Center.

Petersen’s talk will draw from literature, law and material evidence to reconstruct what can be known about the movements and activities of Roman slaves in the ancient city of Pompeii. Her research is part of a forthcoming book project undertaken with Sandra Joshel, professor of history at the University of Washington.

Petersen said they grounded their research in “numerous visits to Pompeii — in the scorching sun of summer, in the rain and howling wind of winter, and often amidst throngs of tourists — walking and re-imagining what we believe to have been the movements of slaves as they left the slaveholder’s home to carry out the day’s work.” 

Petersen has been a professor at UD since 2000. She specializes in ancient Roman art and architecture and has also done extensive research in Greek and Etruscan art and assisted with the excavations at the Etruscan/Roman habitation site at Cetamura del Chianti, Italy. She received her doctorate from the University of Texas, Austin.

The Department of Art History’s 2013-14 Graduate Student Lecture Series is organized by Liz Simmons and Karli Wurzelbacher (co-chairs), Sarah Leonard, Vanessa Reubendale, Jeff Richmond-Moll, Hannah Segrave and Rachel Zimmerman. The faculty adviser for the lecture series is Camara Holloway.

The full list of lectures can be found at this department web page.

icon-fb icon-tw icon-yt icon-fs
ADVERTISEMENT

News Media Contact

University of Delaware
Office of Communications & Marketing
302-831-NEWS
ud-ocm@udel.edu

UDaily is produced by the
Office of Communications & Marketing

The Academy Building
105 East Main Street
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716 | USA
Phone: (302) 831-2792
email: ud-ocm@udel.edu
www.udel.edu/ocm
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716
ud-ocm@udel.edu • (302) 831-2792 • ©2012
University of Delaware • Newark, DE 19716 • USA • Phone: (302) 831-2792 • © 2013
Comments|Contact Us|Legal Notices