AAMW731 - TOPICS IN ROMAN ART/ARCH

Topic varies. Fall 2016: In this seminar we will examine Roman architecture as a nexus of multiple technologies and look at how these intersections can provide insights into the broader cultural context. We start by looking at how the study of Roman architecture has been treated in the past and then move on to examining the development of the history of technology as a discipline in an effort to understand why architecture has played such a minor role in conversations about Roman technology. Then we look at new approaches to building technology focusing particularly on post-colonial interpretations of practices in the Roman provinces. Student projects will focus on individual industries involved in construction such as timber, marble, fired brick/tiles, mudbrick/rammed earth, glass, metals, etc. so that together we build an overview of the technologies involved in the building industry in the Roman empire and of how and why they differed from region to region.
Section 401 - SEM - TOPICS IN ROMAN ART/ARCH: Roman Architecture, Technology, and Society
T 0130PM-0430PM
LANCASTER, LYNNE
FURNESS BUILDING DSR