About this lecture
On February 15, at the American University of Rome, Richard Hodges, President of AUR, Stefano De Caro, Director General of ICCROM and Roberto Nardi presented the book The Archaeology of Mediterranean Placemaking: Butrint and the Global Heritage Industry. The book is written by one of the most recognized international scholars and excavators. He chose the site of Butrint, Albania as a place where one has experienced in recent decades almost all the problems that face modern day archaeology. Hodges worked there, as Scientific Director of the Butrint Foundation, from 1993 until 2012. This book is a summary and expansion of what Hodges has published over the years at various places.
Professor Hodges considers how the Butrint Foundation protected and enhanced Butrint’s spirit of place for future generations. The book is entirely devoted to specific values that represent the Butrint archaeological site.
“The book is written by one of the most recognized international scholars and excavators … While the book may serve as an excellent introduction and guide to the site, the real theme is: Placemaking in the Mediterranean and the challenges that face modern archaeology … Hodges, who has a reputation as a great communicator, describes his experiences. His lively, sensitive, yet very honest descriptions make this a book hard to put down.” – Ancient History Bulletin
Speaker(s): Richard Hodges, Roberto Nardi, Stefano De Caro
Date: February 15th, 2017
Organizing Institution(s): the American University of Rome