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Fellows and Scholars 2019-2020

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The Swedish Institute's Fellowships

Archaeology:  Emelie Byström (January-June 2020), Uppsala University: Founding females: Tracing and placing nymphs in colonial and religious landscapes on Sicily, 734-264 BC; Anna Gustavsson (November 2019-Mars 2020), University of Gothenburg: Archaeology in the making. Swedish research in Italy 1870–1920.

Art History, Birte Bruchmüller(September 2019-February 2020), University of Gothenburg: A re-evaluation of Nordic symbolism and Art Nouveau.

Architecture, Cecilia Lundbäck and Veronica Skeppe (September 2019-February 2020): Multilayered Materialities.

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Architecture: Jan Hietala, KTH Royal Institute of Technology(September 2019-January 2020): Early 20-century classicism.

Fellowship "C.M. Lerici" Foundation

Philology: Astrid Nilsson (December 2019-May 2020), Lund University: Pipino's Marco Polo translation - preparing a critical edition.

Thursday October 17, 17.00

Research Seminar

Victoria Moses (University of Arizona): Meat and the Birth of Rome.


In the 9th-5th centuries BCE, Rome changed rapidly from a small settlement of huts into a fortified urban center. The physical reorganization of the city is inseparable from the social transformations that went along with it, including changes in social roles, economics, and religion. I investigate the emergence of urbanism in Rome and its environs through zooarchaeology, or the study of animal remains from archaeological sites, to demonstrate what early Romans ate and what they sacrificed during this time of transition and how meat relates to the foundation of Rome.


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