PROGRAM

Antiquity Recovered:

The Legacy of Pompeii and Herculaneum

University of Pennsylvania,
4-5 October 2002

Opening Session

Friday, 4 October
Amado Recital Hall, Irvine Auditorium
University of Pennsylvania
2:30-4:00 p.m.

SEEING [POMPEIIAN] RED: VILLA OF THE MYSTERIES

Chair: Patricia Simons, University of Michigan

“The Villa of the Mysteries by Maria Barosso: 
Archaeology, Art, and Politics in Italy in the 1920s”
Elaine K. Gazda, University of Michigan

“Villa of Riddles: A Century of Fascination”
Bettina Bergmann, Mount Holyoke College

“Red Light District: Reception of the Bacchic Frieze in the Villa of the Mysteries”
Ann Kuttner, University of Pennsylvania

5:00 p.m.

INTRODUCTORY LECTURE

Chair: David B. Brownlee, University of Pennsylvania
“Roma Redux: Neoclassicism, Antiquity, and the 
Aesthetic Problematics of the European Enlightenment”
Christopher M.S. Johns, University of Virginia

Reception to follow

Symposium

Saturday, October 5th
Rainey Auditorium
University of Pennsylvania
Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology


9:15 a.m.

INTRODUCTION AND OPENING REMARKS

Victoria C. Gardner Coates and Jon L. Seydl
9:30-11:00 a.m.

ARCHAEOLOGY

Chair: Betsey A. Robinson, Harvard University

“Ancient Gems from the Bay of Naples in the Sommerville Collection”
Dietrich Berges, Archaologisches Institut der Universität Hamburg

“Hearing Voices: The Herculanean Papyri and Classical Scholarship”
James I. Porter, University of Michigan

“Two Centuries of Vestals: Changing Perceptions of Archaeology at Pompeii”
Rick Jones, University of Bradford/Anglo-American Project in Pompeii

“Le Pitture d'Erolano and the Servizio Ercolanese in the service and disservice of Herculanean Archaeology”
Tina Najbjerg, Independent Scholar, Palo Alto, California

11:30a.m -1:00 p.m

ENCOUNTERS

Chair: Jon L. Seydl, J. Paul Getty Museum

“Picnic at Pompeii: Hyperbole and Digression in the Warm South”
Chloe Chard, Independent Scholar, London

“Archaeological Espionage and the Urgency to Publish Images of the Early Discoveries of Herculaneum and the Bay of Naples”
Alden Gordon, Trinity College, Hartford

“Natural Wonders, Ancient Ruins: Early Modern Encounters with Nature and Antiquity in the Bay of Naples”
Sean Cocco, University of Washington

1:00-2:30 p.m.

Lunch Break

2:30-5:00 p.m.

RECEPTION

Chair Brian T. Allen, Clark Art Institute

“Ceramic Reflections of Pompeii and Herculaneum”
Nancy H. Ramage, Ithaca College

“Victorian Stoicism and Pompeii: On Edward Poynter’s 
Faithful unto Death
Lee Behlman, Kansas State University

“From the Bowery to Coney Island: Re-Branding Pompeii as American Mass Culture, 1834-1908”
Nick Yablon, University of Chicago

“From Herculaneum to Malibu: The Reception of the Getty Museum Villa”
Peter J. Holliday, California State University, Long Beach

5:00 p.m.

CLOSING REMARKS

Victoria C. Gardner Coates and Jon L. Seydl
5:15 p.m.

Reception in the Arthur Ross Gallery

Tour of exhibition:

Antiquity Recovered: Pompeii and Herculaneum in Philadelphia Collections



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