Past Event

Roman Seaside Villas: between Leisure and Production

May 15, 2019
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Columbia Global Centers | Beijing, No. 26, 1F Core Plaza, 1 Shanyuan Street, Zhongguancun, Haidian District, Beijing

On May 15, Columbia Global Centers | Beijing invites you to a public lecture on Roman seaside villas: between leisure and production.

Professor Annalisa Marzano from University of Reading will share her study on the debate on the slave-based villa system and the crisis of Italian villas in the imperial period.



Annalisa Marzano is Professor of Ancient History in the Department of Classics at the University of Reading in the UK. She is an elected Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Society of Antiquaries of London and Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, as well as being a Trustee of the Herculaneum Society. Prof. Marzano studied Classics and Archaeology at the University of Florence in Italy (laurea cum laude), where she also received a post-master diploma in Conservation of Cultural Heritage. She was awarded a PhD in Classical Studies from Columbia University in New York.

Professor Marzano's research interests lie in the sphere of Roman social and economic history and Roman Archeology and she has published widely on a variety of topics related to the Roman world. She is the author of two monographs, Roman Villas in Central Italy: A Social and Economic History (Brill 2007) and Harvesting the Sea. The Exploitation of Marine Resources in the Roman Mediterranean (OUPress 2013) and the co-editor (with G.P.R. Métraux) of The Roman Villa in the Mediterranean Basin: Late Republic to Late Antiquity (CUPress 2018). Over the years she has also been involved in a number of archaeological projects around the Mediterranean and has excavated in Italy, Libya, and Egypt. Since 2018 she is co-directing the Casa della Regina Carolina Project at Pompeii, which is surveying the elite dwelling located at insula VIII 3.14 (only partly excavated in the 19th century) and excavating the garden area.


Jinyu LIU, Professor of Classical Studies at DePauw University and Distinguished Guest Professor at Shanghai Normal University


  • The event will be in English.

  • Due to limited seats, registration will be verified through the QR code confirmation. Please present your QR code at the entrance. 

  • Registration begins 30 minutes prior to the program. Please plan to arrive no earlier than the registration time and no later than 20 minutes after the end of registration period.

  • If you are unable to attend the event, please inform us in advance. 

  • If you have any questions, please email [email protected]