Exhibiting Rome: Rulers over Land and Seas

John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities & Cultural Heritage
, Lecture Room

Dr. Katia Schörle will come present her latest work as a curator of an exhibit on the Roman Army in Arles, at the Musée Départemental Arles Antique. In France, no one had dared to put together an exhibit on that topic since the First World War. This exhibition, which runs until the end of April and has currently been viewed by more than 25,000 visitors, brings together a rich collection of 250 artworks and artifacts from the Louvre, the MAN in Saint Germain en Laye, and prestigious international loans from France, the UK, Switzerland and Italy. Dr. Schörle will discuss the timeliness of such an exhibit as well as its problematics.

Dr. Schörle is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Roman Archaeology at the Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World. Her work focuses on the archaeology of the Roman Empire both in Italy and its frontiers regions. She has excavated in Italy and North Africa and is currently working on several projects on land and underwater in the Balearic Islands and Roman Dalmatia.