International Congress Performance Buildings in Roman Lusitania
24 — 25 Mar 202310h30 – 19h
Organization Museum of Lisbon – Roman Theatre
The international congress specifically dedicated to performance buildings in the Roman province of Lusitania seeks the updating of knowledge on this type of construction.
On the one hand, research has progressed thanks to new studies and archaeological interventions; on the other hand, the aim is to analyse such buildings, starting from the provincial territory in order to its characterisation with respect to this type of monumental public buildings, considering this geographic space as one, although today divided into two political units.
This congress, which brings together multiple researchers who have focused on the trilogy of these Roman public spaces - theatres, amphitheatres and circuses - also seeks to offer a comprehensive view not limited to Lusitania, but rather framed in the Roman Empire in which it is integrated.
Besides monographic works, the aim is to offer a wider vision of this type of buildings. This congress will discuss technical aspects, concerning construction methods and systems, and the costs associated with their construction. Also not forgotten is the current use or reuse of these spaces, an increasingly pressing issue due to the mass tourism that floods some of these types of archaeological sites but also as a legitimisation of the original function of these types of buildings and their respective dignification.
Until 31st January, everyone is invited to participate in the call for posters to be presented during the congress.
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