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Memory and movement in the Roman Fora from Antiquity to Metro C.

Russell, A. (2014) 'Memory and movement in the Roman Fora from Antiquity to Metro C.', Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians., 73 (4). pp. 478-506.


Movement, particularly repeated or ritualized movement, can play an important role in the practices of cultural memory. Using Jan Assmann’s concept of cultural and communicative memory to explore the creation and reproduction of cultural memory through movement, Memory and Movement in the Roman Fora from Antiquity to Metro C illuminates the enduring influence of ancient street networks on the modern cityscape. The Forum Romanum and the neighboring Imperial Fora were places of memory in antiquity and are major tourist sites today, but they had different relationships to urban movement networks in the past. Amy Russell argues that the pattern of long-term continuity and recent change in each area’s relationship to the wider city and its movement patterns are direct consequences of the way cultural heritage has been consumed and cultural memory constructed through movement.

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Publisher statement:Published as Memory and Movement in the Roman Fora from Antiquity to Metro C., Amy Russell, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians, Vol. 73, No. 4 (December 2014), pp. 478-506. © 2014 Society of Architectural Historians. Copying and permissions notice: Authorization to copy this content beyond fair use (as specified in Sections 107 and 108 of the U. S. Copyright Law) for internal or personal use, or the internal or personal use of specific clients, is granted by the Regents of the University of California/on behalf of the Society of Architectural Historians for libraries and other users, provided that they are registered with and pay the specified fee via Rightslink® on [JSTOR (] or directly with the Copyright Clearance Center,
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