Sunday, April 18, 2010

2010 Field Season approaching

Things just have a way of sneaking up on you when you aren't looking. The field season for Pompeii Food and Drink starts in exactly 9 weeks. Time seems to have flown past this year so far and I am sure I will be in Italy before I know it.

This year I aim to post some useful information and a number of activities and thought provoking discussion questions. I am hoping I can get some video shot whilst on site and while working to give you an idea of what life is like on a day to day basis in the long as I can get tech working over in Pompeii....anybody know where I can hire a cheap satellite vid phone?

With volcano's erupting in Europe I hope its not some sort of chain reaction. Our OHS meeting prior to commencing work will no doubt remind us of the realistic futility of evacuating all 2 million plus people from the Vesuvius neighbourhood, so if it goes up its off to the pub to wait it out.

I'll post some more detail to this years work as soon as I can although I know we will be working in the House of Julia Felix and the Garden of the Fugitives so these will provide excellent case studies.

My students start work on Cleopatra this term, with Pompeii and Sparta now behind us.

I hope you follow my work in Pompeii this season.