Virtual Tour

Volterra Virtual Tour – Wednesday 19 January

With Dr. Eireann Marshall

First settled in the Proto-Villanovan period in the Bronze Age, Volterra, originally known as Vlathri, was one of the 12 cities of the Etruscan league. It became wealthy in part through its production of alabaster works, particularly funerary urns. Conquered by Rome, it became a municipium in the 3rd century BC and quickly became subsumed in the Roman cultural sphere. Join us on this Virtual Tour where we explore the remains of the Etruscan acropolis as well as a city gate, decorated with a trio of Etruscan gods, as well as an imposing Roman theatre.

Virtual Tour

Our virtual tours cover a wide array of historical and art-history topics, ranging from antiquity to the early modern period. We explore a variety of historical topics, from the every day life in ancient and early modern cities to representations of power. Exploring both world famous sites and those unknown to most, these lectures will bring history and the history of art to life through tailor made HD filming, as well as perceptive lecturing and lively discussions.

The virtual tours last 60 minutes followed by another 30 minutes of Q&A with our lecturers who will be delighted to answer any of your questions live.

Your Lecturer

Dr Eireann Marshall

Dr Eireann Marshall is a Research Associate and Associate Lecturer with the Open University. She has published a number of articles on Ancient North Africa, and co-edited volumes on 'Death and Disease in the Ancient City' and ‘Women’s influence on Classical Civilisation’. Eireann has led many tours for specialist tour operators, to Italy and North Africa. In 2019 she was awarded Wanderlust Magazine's Top History & Culture Guide at its World Guide Awards.

Event Details

Date: 19 January 2022

Start time: 18:00 GMT

End time: 19:30 GMT

Venue: Zoom Lecture


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