The 2022/23 Pritchett Lecture

Barbara Borg (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)

Lecture: Free at last? Freedmen tombs and the social fabric of Rome’s sub-élite

Monday, Nov. 7, 2022, 5pm

Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

Seminar: Peter and Paul on the via Appia: Early Christians in their Non-Christian Surroundings

Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022, 4pm

7205 Dwinelle

About the speaker:

Barbara Borg is Professor of Classical Archaeology at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa. She is a world-renowned expert in Roman archaeology, whose work focuses on the ideologies of Roman images; Roman Egypt; the provenance of marble used in Roman art; and Roman tombs.  The last subject is the focus of two monographs: Crisis and Ambition: Tombs and Burial Customs in Third-Century CE Rome (Oxford, 2013) and  Roman Tombs and the Art of Commemoration: Contextual Approaches to Funerary Customs in the Second Century CE (Cambridge, 2019)Prior to taking up her position in Pisa, Professor Borg was Professor of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. She has been a fellow at the Getty Research Institute and the British School at Rome.