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“Talking Objects” The Emperor’s Amphora

Feb 6, 2014, 12:30pm-2:30pm

What can objects tell us about cultures, whether contemporary or historical? How do objects experienced haptically (in touch with the body) communicate differently than ideas, theories and objects simply remembered? Leslie Korrick of the Department of Visual Art and Art History will take on aspects of these questions in a workshop talk on Feb. 6.

In this presentation, Professor Korrick will share her recent activity on the archaeological site at Monte Testaccio in Rome. There, she worked with a team from the University of Barcelona uncovering 1800-year-old fragments of amphorae (ceramic jars) used to transport olive oil to the city from Southern Spain and North Africa for distribution to the Roman emperor’s military troops.


Location:Senior Common Room, 021 Winters College
Sponsor:Winters College
Posted by:Lindsey O.
Web Sitehttp://winters.yorku.ca/2014/01/talking-objects-the-emperors-amphora/
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