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The Specialized Roman City

1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-3200
1327 Circle Park Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-3200

(865) 974-6750

  • Date(s): February 5, 2019 to February 5, 2019
  • Event Time(s): 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM
  • Price: Free
  • Location: McClung Museum of Natural History & Culture

The East Tennessee Society of the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) and the McClung Museum present the Twelfth Harry C. Rutledge Memorial Lecture in Archaeology, given by Steven Ellis, University of Cincinnati. Ellis will give the talk, “The Specialized Roman City: The Rise and Fall of Urban Innovation.”

Lectures are held at 7:30 p.m. in the McClung Museum Auditorium and are open to the public and free of charge. A reception will follow each.

Steven Ellis (PhD Sydney, 2005) is a Roman archaeologist whose research activities and publications spring from his interests in ancient cities and urban life. He has conducted fieldwork principally throughout Italy and Greece, but with other field activities in Spain, Portugal, France, Morocco, and Algeria. Steven directs the University of Cincinnati’s excavations at Pompeii (the ‘Pompeii Archaeological Research Project: Porta Stabia‘); and co-directs (with Eric Poehler) the ‘Pompeii Quadriporticus Project‘ and (with Timothy Gregory) the ‘East Isthmia Archaeological Project’ in Greece.


The Specialized Roman City