Public Libraries in the Roman Empire

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation


We are pleased to announce that the "Imperial Architecture in the Ancient Mediterranean and Middle East" workshop will take place on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 April, 2019. In the workshop, scholars based in Egypt, Finland, Iraq, Oman, Poland, the UK, and the USA, will discuss a range of methodologies and theoretical understandings of Imperial identities through the medium of architecture.
The workshop is organised by Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires ( and the Centre of Excellence in Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions (, in collaboration with the ERC project Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition (SpaceLaw).

This workshop objective is to address the issues of variation within architecture, specifically Imperial architecture, examining in which ways variation and continuity are perceived and presented. Likewise, the workshop seeks to create a new methodological framework to study Imperial architecture, both polite and religious, and its relationship to community identity.

The workshop is free to attend, but please register your participation using the following link: (registration closes on Monday 22 April).
Period27 Apr 2019
Held atLaw, Governance and Space