Designating Place
Designating Place
Archaeological Perspectives on Built Environments in Ostia and Pompeii
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1. Introduction
Hans Kamermans & L. Bouke van der Meer
Part 1 Geophysical analysis
2. Behind the Block: results from a geophysical study of the unexcavated area in the southwest of Ostia (Mark A. Locicero & Till Sonnemann)
3. Exploring with GPR the frigidarium of the Byzantine baths in Ostia Antica after excavation, backfilling and floor re-tiling (Dominique Ngan-Tillard, Deyan Draganov, Martijn Warnaar, Jianhuan Liu, Joeri Brackenhoff, Jens van den Berg, Auke Veltmeijer & Hanna Stöger†)
4. Ultra-shallow shear-wave reflections locating near-surface buried structures in the unexcavated southern fringe of the ancient Ostia, Rome (Ranajit Ghose, Jianhuan Liu, Deyan Draganov, Dominique Ngan-Tillard, Martijn Warnaar, Joeri Brackenhoff, Jens van den Berg & Hanna Stöger†)
Part 2 Spatial analysis
5. Embellishing the Streets of Ostia (Janet DeLaine & Yoshiki Hori
6. Space Syntax a Ostia Antica: le Terme del Nuotatore, insula V, x, e il complesso delle Terme dei Sette Sapienti, insula III, x. Space Syntax Analysis in Ostia: the Baths of the Swimmer, insula V, x, and the complex of the Baths of the Seven Sages, insula III, x (Maura Medri, Valeria Di Cola & Giorgia Pasquali)
7. From the forum to the gate. Commercial investment and Ostia’s Cardo (Miko Flohr)
8. Revisiting old data with new techniques. A re-evaluation of insulae V, ii and IV, ii in Ostia through the eyes of Space Syntax (Alexander C.Q. Jansen)
9. The Social Construction of Roman Industrial Space: The Limits of Chaînes Opératoires and the Nature of Roman Baking (Jared T. Benton)
Part 3 Iconographic analysis
10. Realia, Rituals and Symbols of the Torlonia Relief (L. Bouke van der Meer)
11. Bodies and Buildings: Space, Decoration and Ritual in the Roman Domestic Bath (Kristian Reinfjord)
Part 4 Epigraphic analysis
12. Verba Volant, Scripta Manent. Reconstructing the Linguistic Landscape of Ostia Antica. (Fenno Noij)
13. CUIUS MEMORIA VIVIT. On the manifestation of collective memory in fifteen inscriptions from the Piazzale delle Corporazioni in Ostia. (Kaylee M. Branse)
Part 5 Hanna Stöger
14. A Hommage to Hanna Stöger (John Bintliff)
15. Publications by Hanna Stöger

Hans Kamermans, Bouke van der Meer (eds)

Designating Place

Archaeological Perspectives on Built Environments in Ostia and Pompeii

Spatial analysis on the basis of material culture has always been one of the major topics in archaeological research. Designating Place analyses the urban space of Roman Ostia and Pompeii in different ways, namely via geophysical analysis, spatial analysis, iconographic analysis and epigraphic analysis. This book honors the work of Hanna Stöger, the Leiden scholar who died in 2018. Hanna’s work in Ostia was not finished and this book contains contributions from people who inspired her, people she worked with, people she inspired and people who presented on sessions she organized. The book presents new data on Ostia obtained by techniques such as Space Syntax, high-resolution, shallow seismic reflection survey, the analysis of operational-sequences, linguistic landscape studies and collective memory studies, by scholars from the Netherlands, Canada, Germany, Italy, Japan, Norway, the UK, and the USA. As a bonus a selection of these papers form a hidden book on Roman bathing and water management.

Hans Kamermans

Martijn van Leusen is researcher and assistant professor at the Archeological Institute of the University of Groningen.|Hans Kamermans is Head of the Centre for IT Expertise and associate professor at the Faculty of Archaeology at Leiden University.|Philip Verhagen is researcher at VU University Amsterdam.

Bouke van der Meer

L. Bouke van der Meer is associate professor in Classical Archaeology at Leiden University. He has published books and articles on Etruscan archaeology and language. He also did research in Ostia Antica on the use of travertine and on the Domus Fulminata.