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What: Research + Pizza: John Clark discusses his research on the excavation of Oplontis, a town near Pompeii. This event is free and open to the public.

When: Noon, Tuesday, October 1.

Where: Perry-Castañeda Library, UFCU Student Learning Commons (PCL 2.500), The University of Texas at Austin.

 Background: Annie Laurie Howard Regents Professor in Fine Arts John Clarke talks about his research in the shadow of Vesuvius, excavating historic Roman ruins near Pompeii.

Clarke is co-director of the Oplontis Project, working, since 2005, to complete the study, excavation and publication of two Roman villas (“A” and “B”) buried by the volcano in its massive AD 79 eruption. One of the villas — “Villa A,” also known as “Villa Poppaea” — is believed to have belonged to Poppaea Sabina, the wife of the Emperor Nero.

Clarke’s teaching, research, and publications focus on ancient Roman art, art-historical methodology and contemporary art. He has published seven books, along with nearly 80 essays, articles and reviews, and is currently a Trustee of the American Academy in Rome.

Free Pizza (while it lasts) generously provided by program supporter Austin’s Pizza.

Research + Pizza a lunchtime lecture series featuring research presentations by faculty from across the university.  

Article published on September 10, 2013 - 7:36am

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