BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//Middle East Studies Program - ECPv4.8.2//NONSGML v1.0//EN CALSCALE:GREGORIAN METHOD:PUBLISH X-WR-CALNAME:Middle East Studies Program X-ORIGINAL-URL: X-WR-CALDESC:Events for Middle East Studies Program BEGIN:VEVENT DTSTART;TZID=America/Chicago:20191105T170000 DTEND;TZID=America/Chicago:20191105T190000 DTSTAMP:20191022T035601 CREATED:20191021T142503Z LAST-MODIFIED:20191021T142503Z SUMMARY:Traveling Statuettes and Traveling Aristocrats? Networks of Acquisition in the Statuary Collection at the Late Antique Villa at Séviac (France) DESCRIPTION:Lecture by Lea Sterling \nTuesday\, November 5\, 2019\n5:00 PM\nConrad A. Elvehjem Building\, Room L14 \nThe luxury décor of the Late Roman villa of Séviac (France) includes mosaics and statuary\, including heirlooms\, locally-made elements\, and imported items. Though most surviving fragments of statuary are physically small\, they provide evidence for up to ten marble statues and statuettes\, some of which originated in the East Mediterranean. Moreover\, an exceptional portrait wearing an Eastern-style toga suggests a connection to the imperial court or administration. The statuary collection at Séviac provides an opportunity to examine aristocratic networks of acquisition in Southern Gaul around A.D. 400\, a period when easy connectivity within the Mediterranean world was declining. Personal travel and networks probably account for the imported items at Séviac. \nDr. Stirling is Professor of Classics at the University of Manitoba and held the Canada Research Chair in Roman Archaeology 2002-2012. One stream of her research investigates the role of Roman and late Roman statuary in society. She is the author of the Learned Collector: Mythological Statuettes and Classical Taste in Late Antique Gaul (Ann Arbor 2005) and has published statuary from France\, Greece\, and Tunisia. Another long-term interest is the archaeology of North Africa\, and for many years she co-directed excavations at the Roman site of Leptiminus (Lamta\, Tunisia). She is the editor (with David Stone) of Mortuary Landscapes of Tunisia (Toronto 2007). \nThere will also be a workshop\, more information can be found here. \n URL: LOCATION:Madison\, WI\, United States CATEGORIES:MES Lecture Series,Sponsored by MESP ORGANIZER;CN="Middle%20East%20Studies%20Program" END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR