Saturday, February 22, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Aspects of Pompeii and its Afterlife
Rainey Auditorium, Penn Museum
10:00 -10:15 Welcome: C. Brian Rose, Curator-in-Charge, Mediterranean Section
Session I: New Research on Ancient Pompeii and Herculaneum
Chair: Lothar Haselberger (Penn)
10:15 - 10:45 Marcello Mogetta (Michigan), "The Early Development of Concrete at Rome and Pompeii"
10:45 - 11:15 Kathy Gleason (Cornell), "The Archaeology of Garden Frescoes: New Explorations of Vesuvian Viridian"
11:15 - 12:15 Luca Bondioli (Museo Nazionale, Rome), "The Recently Discovered Skeletons at Herculaneum"
12:15 - 12:30 Lynne Lancaster (Ohio University), discussant
12:30 - 2:00 Break
Session II: The Afterlife of Pompeii in Europe and America
Chair: Ann Kuttner (Penn)
2:00 - 2:30 Lothar Haselberger (Penn), "A King's Dream and the Battle of Greek vs. Roman: The 'Pompeianum' of Ludwig I in Aschaffenburg, 1853-60"
2:30 - 3:00 Marden Nichols (Walters Art Gallery), "Domestic Interiors, National Concerns: The "Pompeian Room" as a Metonym in the United States"
3:00 - 3:15 Break
3:15 - 3:45 Victoria Coates (Penn), "How New Technologies Have Been Used to
Recreate Pompeii in the Modern Imagination"
3:45 - 4:15 Karen Beckman (Penn), "Love in the Time of Archaeology: Twos, Threes, and Crowds in Roberto Rossellini's Voyage to Italy."
4:15 - 4:30 Ann Kuttner and Brian Rose (Penn), discussants
Sponsored by the Penn Museum and the Center for Ancient Studies
The free daylong symposium (does not include Penn Museum admission) is designed to complement the Franklin Institute's exhibition "One Day in Pompeii," open through April 27, 2014. (Special offer to PennCard holders: pay only $6 for admission to the Franklin Institute exhibition after 5PM on Thursday, Friday, or Saturday).
Photo: The excavation of the Temple of Isis in Pompeii. Courtesy Bridgeman Art Library