CAS Annual Symposium

Against Gravity: Building Practices in the Pre-Industrial World

20-22 March 2015, The Penn Museum, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Following on the success of “Masons at Work” (held in spring 2012, and published as, the symposium will gather specialists to examine building practices in the pre-industrial world, with an emphasis on Greek, Roman, Byzantine, medieval, and pre-modern Islamic architecture. Building practices will be considered in a variety of ways: examining regional and local trends, considering specific architectonic forms, practices of construction, cultural interaction, and wider considerations of the built landscape and change over the longue durée.

Free and open to the public

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Organized by: Prof. Lothar Haselberger, Prof. Renata Holod, and Prof. Robert Ousterhout

This program is made possible by The Center for Ancient Studies, University of Pennsylvania, The Department of the History of Art, University of Pennsylvania, and a grant from the Mellon Cross-Cultural Conference Grant Program.