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H 195
Vesuvius and Pompeii: Geology, Archaeology and Antiquity from the Enlightenment to the Present
9 units (3-0-6)  | first term
This course examines Vesuvius and Pompeii and the relations between them from the earliest Pompeian discoveries to the present debate about the fate of the buried city, and the plans to cope with an impending Vesuvian eruption. It analyses the changing debates about the volcano-and its place in earth sciences-the development of archaeological techniques and their discoveries, the relationship between a tourist economy and the region, and the public debates about how to deal with disasters and conservation in a rapidly changing political environment. Not offered 2018-19.