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Institute of Advanced Study

CRSN Workshop

Perspectives on Ancient Classical Architecture today

Friday 14th December 2007

A workshop, held under the auspices of the Classical Reception Studies Network at the Institute of Advanced Study, University of Durham.

Provisional timetable:

10.00-11.00       Registration and tours of Durham Cathedral

11.00-11.20       Coffee

11.20    Introduction and Welcome (Dr Edmund Thomas, University of Durham)

Session 1: Greek and Roman ruins in the twenty-first century: preservation, reconstruction, and appropriation.

11.30    Dr Vedia Izzet (University of Southampton), "The Life and Afterlife of the Portonaccio sanctuary, Veii"

12.00    Mantha Zarmakoupi (St. John's College, Oxford), "Analyzing and synthesizing ancient architecture in a virtual world"

12.30    Discussion

13.00    Lunch (provided)

Session 2: The use of ancient architecture for modern design.

14.00    Professor Helen Searing (London), "Classical architecture - lure and resistance: Perspectives of an ‘Ancient' Historian"

14.30    Peter Wilkens (Hamburg) and Professor Lambert Rosenbusch (Pulheim-Brauweiler), "Visualisierte Architekturtheorie: Baukunst in Geschichte und Gegenwart - Projekte zur Sichtbarmachung von Stilentwicklung in der Architekturtheorie"

15.00    Discussion

15.30-16.00       Tea and coffee

16.00    Hugh Petter (Partner, Robert Adam Architects), "Continuity and Change: The Evolving Classical Tradition"

16.30    Selina Mason (London 2012), title to be announced

17.00    Discussion

17.30-18.00       Round Table discussion

18.00-19.00       Drinks reception

A one-day workshop organised by Dr Edmund Thomas, Department of Classics and Ancient History