22 April 2011

A long-overdue update

Many exciting things have been happening in the world of the DPHP, so I thought that I would (finally) update the blog. It has been a rather busy spring, to be fair, so I will perhaps draw on the hectic schedule as an excuse for the delay. At any rate, here are the important recent developments:

1. The TRAC 2010 Proceedings volume will be released within the next couple of weeks, so if you are interested in learning about the results of the DPHP's first phase (and would like to read a variety of other  papers, as well), it's available for pre-order from Amazon and directly from Oxbow.

2. The Privata Luxuria workshop was very successful: the range of interesting talks coupled with energetic discussion raised many thought-provoking topics relating to privacy in the Roman house. I certainly came away from it with new perspectives on a variety of issues, many directly related to my own work. Many thanks to Anna Anguissola for organizing the panel and to all of the contributors for their compelling papers. Incidentally, a proceedings volume is scheduled for publication by the end of the year as part of the Münchener Studies zur Alten Welt series through Utz Verlag. More details on this as they become available. 

3. Finally, I spent the last month conducting architectural studies at a variety of sites around the Mediterranean, from Delos to Glanum, and obtained some exciting results. This was the unofficial "third phase" of the DPHP, which will provide comparanda for the data obtained at Pompeii and Herculaneum. 

So, that's a basic summary of project-related goings-on at the moment. Now that primary fieldwork is complete, and the data has been fully processed, it's time for the writing of the dissertation to begin. I may have a couple of papers in the works, as well; again, I'll update the blog (hopefully more regularly) as the details of these become available.

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