Monika Nilsson i Pompeji

The Swedish Pompeii Project started in 2000 as a fieldwork initiated from the Swedish Institute in Rome. The aim was to record and analyse a full Pompeian city-block, Insula V 1. Among the original ambitions was the wish to create a study that could encompass all major disciplines promoted by the statutes of the Institute: classical archaeology, philology, art history and arts of restoration.

Between 2004-2010 Stockholm University was co-administrator of the project as well as the main host for its research. Concurrently the study was enriched with two further branches, aiming at a wider contextualisation of the Pompeian evidence. Pompeii recycled is the title used to shelter research on Pompeian legacy in Sweden, whereas the City Gate Seminar has the ambition to discuss the validity of historical analogies as guidance for interpretation of everyday realities in Antiquity.