Rutgers University Hosts CIC Graduate Student Conference on Ancient Adornment

Oct 07, 2014

The Department of Classics at Rutgers University will be hosting Ancient Adornment, the first Committee on Institutional Cooperation graduate student conference on the ancient world. The one-day conference will be held on Thursday 23 October in Brower Commons (145 College Avenue) on Rutgers’ New Brunswick Campus.

This interdisciplinary conference on personal adornment in the ancient Mediterranean world offers an opportunity for graduate students in a wide spectrum of disciplines from participating CIC universities to exchange ideas and explore topics of broad interest—in this case, the modalities and significance of antique personal adornment. The graduate students of Rutgers Classics are organizing the conference, led by David Wright and Scott Barnard.

Noted experimental archaeologist Janet Stephens will deliver the keynote presentation to close the conference on the evening (5 PM) of Thursday 23 October 2014. Stephens has published her pioneering work on ancient hairdressing techniques in the Journal of Roman Archaeology and Journal of Experimental Archaeology, and has seen her studies featured by the Wall Street Journal, NPR and the BBC.

For more information and the full schedule, please visit the conference web site.