Update 2014

9-5-2013 Sperlonga (7)It has been over a year since our group convened and each of us has been very busy in the meantime to improve the scholarly position of Ancient Latium.

A poster and article outlining the goals of our workshop appeared:
Poster: Paesaggio e memoria nel Lazio antico – Resoconto di un Workshop internazionale
Article: Paesaggio e memoria nel Lazio antico – Resoconto di un Workshop internazionale

Each of our individual work can be followed here:

Remembering Rome’s foundation outside the city: Lavinium and Alba Longaas Augustan ‘Erinnerungsräume’?
Raphael Hunsucker (Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen)

La fondazione delle città latine: mito e identità
Clara di Fazio (Università
di Roma “La Sapienza”)

Local and Roman memories of Tusculum and Praeneste between self-assertion
and rapprochement
Eva Hagen (DAI Rom/Universität Freiburg)

Tibur’s urban landscape in the IInd and Ist c. B. C.: asserting the identityof a Latin city
Elisabeth Buchet (Paris IV Sorbonne)

The reconstructed memory of the leges agrariae in Ancient Latium:the landscape as a subject of ideological elaboratio
Nicolas Meunier (Université catholique de Louvain)

Landscape archaeological approaches to Roman settlement patterns insouthern coastal Lazio
Michael Teichmann (DAI Rom/Universität Kiel)

Being a Latin colony in Latium
Marleen Termeer (Rijksuniversiteit

Cults and memory of the sacred landscape of Cora (Cori)
Karolina Kaderka (École pratique des hautes études, Paris)

Cult and places in Latium vetus. The significance of anatomical votive offerings
Velia Boecker (DAI Berlin, Zentrale/Freie Universität Berlin)

From the rex Nemorensis to the dictator Latinus: Memorial practices around the sanctuary of Diana at lake Nemi
Rianne Hermans (Universiteit van Amsterdam)

The cults of Virtues in Latium Vetus. The case of Rome and Praeneste
Daniele Miano (Scuola Normale di Pisa/University of Manchester/Collège de France, Paris)

Of huts and houses. The domestic landscape of Latium Vetus in the 7th and 6th  c. BC
Greta Günther (Universität Innsbruck)

People and the state. The development of Crustumerium between 800 and 450BC.
Jorn Seubers (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)


Between 4 and 13 May 2013, an international group of young scholars convened in Rome for the workshop ‘Landscape and Memory in Ancient Latium’, a joint initiative of the German Archaeological Institute (Rome Department) and the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. This workshop proved to be a fruitful environment for academic exchange between PhD students and post-doc researchers from various academic traditions and disciplines. From these experiences grew the idea to start an academic network for the study of Latium.

11-5-2013 Segni - groupThe Latium Network aims to be a platform where young, international researchers can exchange ideas and approaches for the study of ancient Latium. By combining literary, historical and archaeological approaches, we hope to ask questions and create narratives of Latium which go beyond disciplinary boundaries and individual archaeological sites. In addition, we aim to present ongoing research in Latium in our respective home countries, in order to give Latium a more articulate place in the academic discourse on Rome and (pre-)Roman Italy.

Participants access to Clouddrive: here!