The workshop is organised by Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires (www.helsinki.fi/anee) and the Centre of Excellence in Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions (www.cstt.fi), in collaboration with the ERC project Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition (SpaceLaw).
This workshop objective is to address the issues of variation within architecture, specifically Imperial architecture, examining in which ways variation and continuity are perceived and presented. Likewise, the workshop seeks to create a new methodological framework to study Imperial architecture, both polite and religious, and its relationship to community identity.
The workshop is free to attend, but please register your participation using the following link: https://elomake.helsinki.fi/lomakkeet/96830/lomake.html (registration closes on Monday 22 April).
Monday 29 April (Vuorikatu 3, 5 th floor, Room 531)
9.00–9.30 Opening address
9.30–10.15 Naima Benkari (Sultan Qaboos University): On the Formation and Influences of Islamic Architecture: the Case of Oman in Al Ya’ariba Period (1624–1742)
10.45–11.30 Marek Z. Barański (Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk): Imperial Architecture and Its Reimplementation: A Case Study of Al Zubarah and Qatar
11.30–12.15 Nawala Al-Mutawalli (University of Baghdad): Iraqi Excavation at Umma, Shara Temple and the Administrative Building
12.15–14.00 Lunch break
14.00–14.45 David Kertai (ISAW New York University / Hebrew University of Jerusalem): Architecture and Kingship during the Reign of Sargon II (722–705 BCE)
14.45–15.30 Marta Lorenzon (University of Helsinki): From architectural analysis to architectural theory: the case study of Syro-Levantine urban planning and ontology of public spaces
16.00–16.45 Nora Shawki (American University at Cairo): Political Power Through the Patronage of Cults
16.45–17.30 Antonio Lopez Garcia (University of Helsinki): Public Libraries in the Roman Empire: An Analysis of the Architectural Typology
Tuesday 30 April (Vuorikatu 3, 5 th floor, Room 531)
9.00–9.45 Samuli Simelius (University of Helsinki): Imperial architecture and private space in the Roman Empire
9.45–10.30 Louise Revell (University of Southampton): Power, politics and imperialism: the forum in Rome’s western provinces
11.00–11.45 Rick Bonnie (University of Helsinki): Religious Architecture in Ruins? Standing Synagogue Remains in Early Islamic Galilee
11.45–13.00 Closing discussion