pompeii and herculaneum

Join Dr. Estelle Lazer who will be presenting 5 hours of elective professional learning on Pompeii and Herculaneum. Drawing on three decades of work and research at Pompeii, Estelle will cover the events, sources, interpretations and issues around reconstruction, conservation and tourism following the Stage 6 Ancient History core. As one of Australia’s most respected historians and educators, Estelle has led over a thousand NSW students and their teachers through Pompeii and Herculaneum. 

$360 (+GST)

In this course you will learn

 

  • The geography and natural features of Campania.
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  • The eruption of AD 79 and its impact on Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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  • Pompeii and Herculaneum over time: discoveries, excavations and representations.
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  • Investigating and interpreting sources for Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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  • A wealth of sources – what do they tell us?
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  • Economic and political life in Pompeii and Herculaneum.
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  • The social structure, everyday life and religion.
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  • Reconstructing and conserving the past.
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  • How new research and technologies have challenged our interpretations.
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  • Issues in conserving and reconstructing the past.
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  • Ethical issues and tourism.
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  • Plus the latest in Estelle’s research.

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About Dr. Estelle

Dr Estelle Lazer hails from the University of Sydney and she is one of the most highly respected and loved figures in the Ancient History teaching community. She has spent over three decades working with bones at Pompeii, but equally – and most importantly – she loves sharing her passion about Ancient History with teachers and students who are very much still living and breathing. Dr. Estelle is a co-director of the Pompeii Cast Project and spends her time commuting between Australia and Italy where she can be found digging up bones, leading tours and presenting her research to teachers.