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Gober Family Uncommon Fare w/ Professor Margaret Andrews

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By Dean of Students Office

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Assistant Professor Margaret Andrews

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Wednesday, October 6, 2021 6:00pm to 8:00pm

20 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA

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This series is only for first-year students, with each event limited to 10 students so that you can participate in the discussion and ask the questions that are on your mind. Students who attend will have the opportunity to meet outstanding members of the Harvard community over dinner at the Faculty Club. 


Professor Andrews' research combines approaches from the fields of ancient history and archaeology. She is particularly interested in ancient urban environments and their diachronic occupation. Her current book project,The Subura: Urban Landscape and Ideology in Rome from ca. 850 BCE to ca. 850 CE, focuses on a neighborhood of ancient Rome known as the Subura. Notorious in ancient literary testimony for its squalid conditions and prostitution, the primarily residential and commercial district of the Subura has never received systematic study. covers the Subura's long history of urban development and occupation, combining archaeological material with ancient written sources to demonstrate how the zone became the locus for an ideological discourse on the ideal role of women in both the Roman and Christian mindsets and how the transformations in its built environment reflect these shifting notions.  Meg has carried out archaeological fieldwork in North Carolina, Athens, Rome, and other Italian locations.

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