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Death Across the Ancient World - The Ancient Mediterranean
Sunday, March 24, 2024, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Many diverse ancient cultures shared the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and its inland lands. Explore how these cultures regarded death and its aftermath, how they cared for their dead loved ones, and how financial, religious, and geographical disparities influenced the methods used. ROM research associate Kate Cooper leads an in-depth exploration that highlights objects in ROM’s permanent galleries, inviting participants to examine similarities and differences, and the basic archaeological techniques that researchers in this part of the world use to better understand how these cultures planned for death.
Kate Cooper works on the art, archaeology, history, and culture of the ancient Mediterranean and particularly on the Archaic and Classical Greek world. She is ROM Research Associate in Greece and Rome where she researches various aspects of the collection, and Assistant Professor (PT) at University of Toronto Scarborough. She recently published an edited volume about Classical archaeology: New Approaches to Ancient Material Culture of the Greek and Roman World (Brill, 2021). Kate holds a BA in Classics (Oxford) an MA in Art History (Courtauld Institute, London), and a PhD in Classical Archaeology (King’s College London), and has worked as curator at the British Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, and at ROM. She is responsible for the overall co-ordination of the ROM Ancient Greek Coin Project.