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Environment and Agriculture in Roman Egypt: The Case of the Fayyum

Classical Studies Lecture

featuring Dr. Brendan Haug

Date: Monday, November 18, 2013
Time: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Building: Jones Hall in Room 102
Location: uptown campus

Dr. Haug argues that Egypt's environment is vastly more complex than has previously been appreciated. Although the settlements of the Valley, the Delta, and the Fayyum alike all depended upon the Nile for their survival and prosperity, no two areas of the country experienced the river and its annual flood in the same way. Premodern Egyptian agricultural and irrigation practices must, therefore, be understood as dialectical relationships between human communities and their specific local ecologies. His talk will take the Fayyum region as its case study and will introduce an explicitly ecological and comparative-historical approach to agriculture and settlement patterns in the Roman period.

Brendan Haug received his PhD from UC Berkeley in 2012 with a dissertation titled "Environment, Irrigation, and Society in the Premodern Fayyum, Egypt (3rd century BCE-13th century CE). He is currently a papyrologist at the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University. In January he will take up a joint position as Assistant Professor of Classical Studies and Archivist of the Papyrology Collection at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Sponsored by: Classical Studies Department

Admission: Free
Attendance: Open to the public
Open to: Alumni, Faculty, Graduate students, Parents, Prospective undergrads, Staff, Undergraduates, Visitors

For more information contact Elizabeth Reyna via email to classics@tulane.edu or by phone at 504-865-5719

Additional information may be found at the event website at http://www.tulane.edu/~classics/events/HaugNov18-2013.html






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