Sensory Experiences in Rome’s Northern Provinces: Conference Report

Sensory Studies in Antiquity

I’ve recently submitted my Open University MA dissertation, which focused on the sensory experience of urban Rome’s working poor. I can’t say too much about that at the minute as it’s currently being assessed (keep your fingers crossed for me). Sensory studies was one of the topics that really stood out for me on the MA when I first encountered it almost a year ago. So, obviously, I jumped at the chance to attend this conference to hear about how the senses are helping researchers understand the world of the Roman northern provinces. I’ve made a Twitter collection if you would like to see the online conversation from the day itself.

Both Thomas Derrick from the University of Leicester and Andrew Gardner from UCL focused on what sensory approaches, which have their roots in phenomenology, have to offer the Classical researcher. I’m a fan of any methodological approach that enables…

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