Graffiti: Ancient and Modern

19 October 2019, 15:00 - 16:00

Room S1, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

Thousands of graffiti survive from the ancient cities of Rome, Pompeii and Herculaneum that offer unique insights into the lives of their residents. This session will provide an introduction to this rich set of evidence. It will consider how practices of ancient graffiti-writing compare to graffiti-writing in the modern world, and what graffiti can tell us about themes including language use, literacy, and migration in the ancient city.
A talk by Dr Olivia Elder, Research Fellow at CRASSH.

This talk is part of the University of Cambridge Festival of Ideas 2019.

No need to book, be there on time.

Image copyright: Carole Raddato, Naples National Archaeological Museum, CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wiki Commons