Sunday, May 20, 2012

Roman Economy Conference in Oxford

Structure and scale of Roman urban economies: the case of Pompeii' that will take place in Oxford on 29-30 June, co-organized by the Oxford Roman Economy Project and the Network on Structural Determinants of Economic Performance in the Roman World (Flandres).
The conference brings together Pompeii specialists and leading economic historians of the Roman world to explore what Pompeii's unique remains have to offer to the larger debates about structure and scale in the Roman economy. The topic will be approached from a variety of angles, with papers addressing issues of commerce, manufacturing, trade, transport, agriculture, finance and living standards. A wide array of evidence will be covered, including shops, workshops, the street network, villas, coins, wax-tablets, and archaeobotanical remains.