Sixth E. Togo Salmon Conference in Roman Studies

"Roman Slavery & Roman Material Culture"

September 28-29, 2007, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Although there is a substantial body of scholarship on many conventional sources for Roman slavery, the role of the material culture of ancient Rome – its art, artifacts, and physical remains – has yet to be addressed coherently and methodically. Recent scholarship in Roman history and culture has set a new course in slavery studies that demonstrates how material culture can elucidate Roman attitudes toward the institution of slavery and towards slaves themselves in ways that significantly augment the textual accounts.

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Keith Bradley, University of Notre Dame; Natalie Kampen, Barnard College; Christian Laes, University of Antwerp

Speakers include: Christer Bruun, University of Toronto; Philip de Souza, University College Dublin; Peter Keegan, Macquarie University; Sandra Joshel, University of Washington; Noel Lenski, University of Colorado; Henrik Mouritsen, King's College, London

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