Sources to Study Antiquity: Between Texts and Material Culture

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The research group Antiguidade e a sua Recepção | Antiquity and its reception (CHAM – Centro de História d’Áquem e d’Além-Mar | Portuguese Center for Global History) is organizing a conference under the theme: Sources to study Antiquity: from texts to material culture. It will be a scientific meeting featuring the participation of several researchers and keynote speakers such as Helen Strudwick (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) and Nigel Strudwick (Memphis University).The conference will address Antiquity’s different chronologies, including Egypt, Mesopotamia andthe Hellenistc and Roman worlds. The aim is to cover a vast historical and cultural horizon, which will allow us to consider the different sources underlying the historical narrative – archaeological, iconographic and textual sources, among others - highlighting their specificities and complementarities.The construction of an image of the Orient and of Antiquity, which derived from the reading of classical authors, the Bible and travel reports through Asia, proved to be important in the construction of European identity and in the way we see the other. Thus, the conference also focuses on the Reception of Antiquity, on the way Antiquity was received, understood and integrated in other periods. The conference will be held at Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas da Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal) | Faculty of Social and Human Sciences – NOVA University of Lisbon (Portugal) – On May 9and 10, 2016.
Period11 May 2016
Event typeConference
LocationLisbon, Portugal
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • History of Antiquity
  • Textual Sources
  • Material Culture
  • International Conference
  • História da Antiguidade
  • Fontes textuais
  • Cultura Material
  • Conferência Internacional