Anthropology of Roman Housing

Le volume de synthèse issu du colloque Anthropology of Roman Housing, qui s’est tenu à l’Ecole Française de Rome en 2018 a été publié aux éditions Brepols

Alexandra Dardenay et Nicolas Laubry (éd.), Anthropology of Roman Housing, Turnhout, 2020.

Éditeur : Brepols
Collection : Antiquité et sciences humaines, vol. 5
324p., 47 b/w + 10 col. ill. pages
ISBN : 978-2-503-58860-5

Combining concepts from historical anthropology with archaeological, iconographical and textual methods, this volume aims to reinvigorate the social history of the Roman living space
At a time when we reflect intensively on the issue of social cohesion, on the influence of architecture in lifestyles, and on relationships between neighbourhoods within large modern cities, this book aims to approach the study of “inhabiting modes” in Roman urban dwellings. Drawing on concepts common to historical anthropology and incorporating evidence from multiple lines of research (archaeological, iconographic, textual, and others), this volume aims to contribute to the invigoration of a social history of ancient housing through new research projects, publications, and digital tools from both individual and collaborative efforts. This field of study is currently undergoing a period of disciplinary revitalization and this volume is an opportunity to present the most recent work and to conduct a dialogue in an interdisciplinary perspective.

Alexandra Dardenay is Maître de Conférences at the University of Toulouse and member of the Institut Universitaire de France. Nicolas Laubry is Director of Studies for Antiquity at the Ecole Française de Rome.

Table of Contents

A. Dardenay & N. Laubry, Toward an anthropological approach to the Roman living space

S. Zanella, L’archéologie des espaces domestiques à Pompéi : un point sur la question

A. Coralini, Lucrum facere? Strategie d’uso degli spazi domestici nell’ultima Pompei

James N. Andrews, Rooms with a view: status, spatial hierarchy, and seasonality in the upper floors of houses at Herculaneum

A. Anguissola, Tra domus e villa. Spazio e società nelle abitazioni lungo le mura di Pompei

A. Bouet, With all mod cons? Latrines in domestic settings

M. Mauger, Sanctuaires et marges de l’habitat : perception et délimitation de l’espace domestique

R. Berg, Locating the use and storage of female toiletry items in Pompeian Houses

P. Lohmann, Where are the women? Approaching domestic space through graffiti

M. Zarmakoupi, Between public and private: the Italian houses of late Hellenistic / Roman Delos

J. Bermejo Tirado, House form and household structure: the social analysis of urban domestic architecture in Roman Celtiberia

N. Baills-Barré & M. Tirel, Des morts chez les vivants ? Les enfants en bas âge inhumés dans les espaces domestiques de Gaule romaine

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