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Based on True Events: Making Environmental History with Papyri

Katherine Blouin, Professor in Roman History, University of Toronto
Wednesday, March 9, 2016
4:00 AM-6:00 PM
2175 Classics Library Angell Hall Map
To what extent can historians use documentary papyri from Egypt as a source material for the study of the region’s environmental history? Drawing from the work behind and the conclusions of the speaker’s latest monograph, Triangular Landscapes : Environment, Society and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule (2014, OUP), this talk will reflect on this question, highlighting the value and pitfalls of such an approach, as well as its potential for multidisciplinary and diachronic studies.
Building: Angell Hall
Event Type: Lecture / Discussion
Tags: Classical Studies