Call for Papers: adventus Adriani 118 – 2018. Rome, 4-7 July 2018

The lnternational Conference adventus Adriani 118 – 2018 celebrating the 1900s Hadrian’s arrival in Rome in its imperial role and the beginning of the construction of Villa Adriana, opens to the history of architecture as a synthesis of several expertise and moves from a specific necessity: several new archeological data, carried out by digs in the last decade, did not provoked a corresponding update of theories in the historical and archirectural context.

The conference is an important opportunity for comparison and synthesis, to produce an updated balance of the revolutionary contribution offered by the Emperor and his skilled interpreters to export and disseminate new formal and constructive models, as well as the ingenious evolution of technologies. The results of the paramount contribution offered to architecture by the Emperor, true magister and first client Urbi et Orbi, are spread throughout the imperial territory and represent a favourite subject for reflection. Therefore, the central theme of the Conference is the architectural innovation of Hadrian’s Empire. Wide space is also reserved to problems inherent the origins and several manifestations of such architectural experiments, traceable in works built inside the Roman oecumene and osmotically filtered in the operational practice and architectural theorization of the early modern age.

The full call for papers with the conference themes and thematic tracks is available here.

Deaclline for abstracts subnlission: 30 January 2018.

Info: adventus.hadriani@gmail.com

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