New Discoveries Seminar

Lecture Handouts

Thursday, November 3 @ 16:00 (Drift 21, r. 1.05)

The matter of Antiquity. How things created the ancient world

Prof. Miguel John Versluys, Leiden University

Recommended readings:

  • Pitts, M. & M.J. Versluys. 2021. ‘Objectscapes. A manifesto for investigating the impacts of object flows on past societies’, Antiquity. A review of world archaeology 95:380, pp. 367-381. Objectscapes
  • Fernández-Götz, M., D. Maschek, & N. Roymans. 2020. ‘The dark side of the Empire: Roman expansionism between object agency and predatory regime’,  Antiquity. A review of world archaeology 94: 378:, pp. 1630-1639, together with the reactions by A. Gardner, A. Jiménez, M.J. Versluys and L. Khatchadourian (pp. 1640-1652) as well as the reply by the authors (pp. 1653-1656). The Dark Side