Thursday, 11 November 2010

AIA Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Preliminary schedule of sessions

A bunch of papers of particular interest to those of us working in the Bay of Naples (let me know if I've missed any):

SESSION 1A (Friday 7th January, 8.30 - 11.30)
Roman Villas

The Landscapes of the Villa of the Papyri
Mantha Zarmakoupi, Institute for Study of the Ancient World
Is there an Epicurean in this Villa? Calpurnius Piso Caesoninus as Epicurean statesman
Jeff Fish, Baylor University
The Garden of the Villa Arianna at Stabiae
Thomas N. Howe, Southwestern University
The Oplontis Project: New Evidence for the History and Setting of Villa A (Villa of Poppaea) at Torre Annunziata
Michael L. Thomas, The University of Texas at Austin, and John R. Clarke, The University of Texas at Austin

SESSION 2I (Friday 7th January, 12.30 - 2.30)
Poster Session
The Pompeii “Lakshmi”: Misidentification, Miscommunication and Misunderstanding in the Archaeology of Contact
Rick Jones, University of Leeds, UK

SESSION 3E: Colloquium (Friday 7th January, 2.45 - 5.15)
A Breath of Fresco Air: New Approaches to Roman Wall Painting
ORGANIZERS: Mont Allen, University of California, Berkeley, and Stephanie Pearson , University of California
The Spatial and Visual Context of Pompeian Wall Painting
Michael Anderson, San Francisco State University
Isis, Io, and Ovid’s Syrinx: Reading the Narrative Fresco Cycle from the Temple of Isis in Pompeii
Molly Swetnam-Burland, College of William and Mary
An Un-Augustan Understanding of the Third Style
Stephanie Pearson, University of California, Berkeley
Dining with the Mysteries: The Dionysiac Frieze from the Villa of the Mysteries in Context
Seth Estrin, University of California, Berkeley

SESSION 5B (Saturday 8th January, 12.30 - 2.30)
Bakeries in Pompeii: Analogy and Inference
Jared Benton, University of Virginia
The Rise and Reorganization of the Pompeian Salted-Fish Industry
Steven J.R. Ellis, University of Cincinnati
The Pompeii Quadriporticus Project: Methods and Results from the First Season
Eric E. Poehler, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Steven J.R. Ellis, University of Cincinnati.
Sub-Elite Marble Use and Reuse at Pompeii and Herculaneum: The Evidence from the Bars
Simon J. Barker, University of Oxford, J. Clayton Fant, University of Akron, and Benjamin Russell, British School at Rome
Streetside Epiphany for Non-Elites at Pompeii: The Mural of the Twelve Gods on the Via dell’Abbondanza
Jane K. Arney, University of Texas, Austin

SESSION 7A: Colloquium (Sunday 9th January, 8.30 - 11.30)
Villas of the Emperors between Spectacle and Production
Emperors on the Volcano
G. Ferdinando De Simone, Oxford University

The full schedule is here.

I would like to suggest that those of us attending the AIA Annual Meeting meet up for a beer one evening ... Any suggestions about a good time and day?

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