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GRAFFITI: ANCIENT AND MODERN

Saturday 19 October: 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Alison Richard Building, S1, Sidgwick Site 7 West Road, CB3 9DP

Thousands of graffiti survive from the ancient cities of Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum that offer unique insights into the lives of their residents. This session will provide an introduction to this rich set of evidence. It will consider how practices of ancient graffiti-writing compare to graffiti-writing in the modern world, and what graffiti can tell us about themes including language use, literacy, and migration in the ancient city.
A talk by Dr Olivia Elder, Research Fellow at CRASSH.

Booking Information

No need to book.

Accessibility

Accessible toilet, Full access

Additional Information

Age: All ages, Talk, Arrive on time, free

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