There is a series of Pompeii - and Herculaneum - themed seminars in the Department of Classics at the University of Reading (UK) in February and March.
4 February 2009, Wednesday, 4 p.m. Professor Michael Fulford (Reading): “Pompeii: Recent Excavations in the House of Amarantus”.
11 February 2009, Wednesday, 4 p.m. Professor Henrik Mouritsen (King’s College London): “Writing and space in the Roman house”.
25 February 2009, Wednesday, 4 p.m. Virginia L. Campbell (Reading):“Words, Words, Words: A Look at Pompeian Funerary Inscriptions” and Dave Newsome (Birmingham): “Pompeii’s imperial forum: Rome’s logica chiusa”.
4 March 2009, Wednesday, 4 p.m. Professor Robert Fowler (Bristol): “Herculaneum: Challenges and Prospects for Future Development”.
For further information, see the department website, http://www.rdg.ac.uk/classics/