The Production of Memory Lane in North Africa

ancient north africa histories cities and landscapes

Oxford Ancient History Faculty Seminar Hilary Term 2023

Tuesdays 4pm at the Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles

Ancient North Africa: Histories, Cities, and Landscapes

Week 2 (24 January) Olivier Hekster (Radboud University)

The Production of Memory Lane in North Africa

This lecture will explore how material and intellectual landmarks ‘created’ Roman North Africa. Buildings, statuary, coins and inscriptions that people encountered in the landscape of Roman North Africa could be reflections of Roman officialdom or of local reactions to Roman involvement in the region – and sometimes even both at the same time. How did such monuments and other landmarks help to create (and occasionally hinder) a quintessentially ‘Roman North-African’ lived space in several centuries of Roman rule?


Jo Quinn (, Niccolò Mugnai, Monica Hellström, Tim Smith