Christopher Smith, Director, British School in Rome
Professor Smith’s lecture on the Etruscans will cover new theories on the mysterious Etruscans who retain their fascination for modern audiences – the combination of stunning artwork, and the alleged ‘mystery’ of their language and origins are enticing. In this lecture, recent work in Etruria will be discussed which begins to change the ways we think about the Etruscans – and to make them at the same time somewhat less mysterious, but perhaps even more interesting.
Christopher Smith was educated at Oxford University, and is Professor of Ancient History at the University of St Andrews. He is currently Director of the British School at Rome, a leading research centre for archaeology, art history, history and the fine arts, which has also been a centre for Canadian scholarship. His work embraces the archaeology of early Rome, and the traditions about the early city, and he is also the editor of a major new edition of the fragmentary Roman historians.
Organized by the Greek and Roman Studies, Department at Carleton University, in partnership with CIMS and the Archaeological Institute of America.