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Multimodal Landscapes of Mediterranean Antiquity

25/04/2024, 10:00 - 27/04/2024, 12:00, Essen, College for Social Sciences and Humanities

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collage of portrait pictures and the neoclassical facade of the College building

Thursday 25 April, 10 am - 6 pm

Friday 26 April, 9 am - 6 pm

Saturday 27 April, 9 am - 12 pm

The workshop “Multimodal Landscapes of Mediterranean Antiquity” will catalogue and study existing and remembered imageries of ancient pasts in the city of Essen. Co-organised by Senior Fellow Marta García Morcillo (Durham University, UK) and her tandem partner Florian Freitag (University of Duisburg-Essen), this experimental project will unite researchers from different fields to investigate cultural artifacts and signs on site, including advertising, branding, photographs, and street art as well as permanent, ephemeral, and vanished architectural elements and recorded events that establish connections between ancient Mediterranean cultures and Essen’s modern cityscape (19th to 21st centuries). This pilot project will serve as a case study for an interactive digital resource that maps and visualises the multimodal landscapes of Mediterranean antiquity in the Ruhr metropoles as well as in other cities of the world.