Barbara Reeves, Department of Classics, Queen’s University
In the early second century CE the Roman Empire annexed the Nabataean Kingdom and transformed it into their new Province of Arabia. Immediately thereafter the Romans built a major fort on the desert trade routes next to the Nabataean town of Hawara (modern Humamya). This lecture will present archaeological evidence for the nature of the evolving relations between soldiers and civilians at this site over the next four centuries.
Barbara Reeves is an Associate Professor in Classics and Cultural Studies at Queen’s University. Her research focuses on the Roman and Nabataean Near East and particularly on the relations between soldiers and civilians. She has been excavating in Jordan since 1995 and has directed archaeological projects at Humayma and Wadi Ramm.
In person at Carleton University (Paterson 303) and online with Zoom.
Zoom link: https://carleton-ca.zoom.us/j/95800258329