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The Impact of the Ancient City

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Project "ImpAncCit" data sheet

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 2˙483˙075 €
 EC max contribution 2˙483˙075 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2015-AdG
 Funding Scheme ERC-ADG
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-10-01   to  2021-09-30


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 Project objective

The aim of the project is to re-examine the impact of urbanism in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean on subsequent urban history, both locally, in the impact of individual cities that survive into modern times on their development, and globally in the impact of ideas of ancient urbanism derived both from writings and the visible remains of ancient cities on urban formation and development, both within and beyond the Mediterranean area. What leaves this field wide open for investigation is the collapse of an older thesis that saw orthogonal planning as the most distinctive and significant contribution of antiquity to subsequent urban development. The explicitly colonialist underpinnings of that thesis, which saw the Roman empire as a model for modern imperialism, and which rejected the urbanism of the Islamic world as the antithesis to its form of 'civilization', have rendered it unsustainable. This project aims to rethink the issue fundamentally. There is evident discontinuity between the cities of antiquity and their medieval and modern successors, variously represented as a catastrophic collapse or a creative transformation: resilience theory provides a framework within which to see both catastrophe and continuity as parts of a cycle of adaptive response to ecological change. The project aims to investigate patterns of response and adaption across time in areas of the Mediterranean with contrasting subsequent histories, most obviously across the divide between Christian Europe and the Islamic world, by taking a series of detailed case histories in Italy, the western and eastern Mediterranean, and asking a set of questions about how changing urban form responds to changing social needs. It will also re-examine the role of Greek and Roman writing in the history of thought about and representation of urbanism in the European and Islamic traditions. Finally it will use Rome and Constantinople/Istanbul as major case studies of the role of social memory in urban continuity.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 Sam Ottewill-Soulsby, Javier Martínez Jiménez
Cities and Citizenship after Rome: Introduction
published pages: 1-3, ISSN: 0950-3110, DOI: 10.1080/09503110.2019.1682856
Al-Masāq 32/1 2020-03-05
2020 Thomas R. Langley
Local and Universal Citizenship in Works of the Cappadocian Fathers
published pages: 34-53, ISSN: 0950-3110, DOI: 10.1080/09503110.2019.1682855
Al-Masāq 32/1 2020-03-05
2020 Robert Flierman, Els Rose
Banished from the Company of the Good. Christians and Aliens in Fifth-Century Rome
published pages: 64-86, ISSN: 0950-3110, DOI: 10.1080/09503110.2019.1682864
Al-Masāq 32/1 2020-03-05
2017 Martínez Jiménez, J. and P. González Gutiérrez
\'Knowledge and specialised trades in the late Antique West: Medicine vs Engineering\'
published pages: , ISSN: 1754-517X, DOI: 10.18573/issn.1754-517x
Journal for Late Antique Religion and Culture 2020-01-20
2018 Martínez Jiménez, J.
The impact of the eldritch city: Classical and alien urbanism in H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos
published pages: , ISSN: 0306-4964, DOI: 10.17863/cam.18343
Foundation: The International Review Of Science Fiction 2020-01-20
2019 Javier Martínez Jiménez
Urban Identity and Citizenship in the West between the Fifth and Seventh Centuries
published pages: 1-22, ISSN: 0950-3110, DOI: 10.1080/09503110.2019.1675026
Al-Masāq 2020-01-20

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