Stanford University's Trimble to present AIA Lecture Sept. 13
calendar icon04 Sep 2018
Lincoln, Neb.—Jennifer Trimble, associate professor of classics at Stanford University, will present a lecture titled “Seeing Roman Slaves” on Thursday, Sept. 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Richards Hall Rm. 15. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The lecture is part of a series for the Lincoln-Omaha Chapter of the Archaeological Institute of America and co-sponsored by the Convocations Committee and the Research Council at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Trimble works on the visual and material culture of the Roman Empire, with interests in portraits and replication, the visual culture of Roman slavery, comparative urbanism, and ancient mapping.
Her book titled “Women and Visual Replication in Roman Imperial Art and Culture” (Cambridge University Press, 2011), explores the role of visual sameness in constructing public identity and articulating empire and place.
Trimble was co-director of the IRC-Oxford-Stanford excavations in the Roman Forum (now being prepared for publication), focused on the interactions of commercial, religious and monumental space. She also co-directed Stanford's Digital Forma Urbis Romae Project, a collaboration between computer scientists and archaeologists to help reassemble a fragmentary ancient map of the city of Rome.
She is traveling to Nebraska to present her current research preparing a new monograph titled “Seeing Roman Slaves,” which focuses on the intersections of Roman visual cultural and Roman slavery.