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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Dr Amira Bennison is collaborating with Principal Investigator Professor Andrew Wallace-Hadrill and Dr Elizabeth Key Fowden on this five-year European Research Council-funded project.

The project re-examines the impact of the ancient, Greco-Roman city on subsequent urban history in Europe and the Islamic world, investigating both the urban fabric and urban ideals. Bringing together researchers trained in historical, archaeological and literary analysis, the project spans the entire Mediterranean region from antiquity to the present day. The research team will investigate case histories in the western and eastern Mediterranean, and pose a set of questions about how urban forms responded to changing social needs.

For more information, please see the Department of Classics website.

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Department of Classics