Etruscan by definition
- The British Museum
- The British Museum Friends
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In December 2006 the British Museum staged a one-day international conference entitled ‘Etruscan by Definition’ consisting of papers on the theme of the cultural, regional and personal identity of the Etruscans. The conference was held in honour of one of the world’s leading Etruscologists, Dr. Sybille Haynes, MBE, as a tribute in her 80th year.
The contributions to the conference, covering an interesting variety of aspects of Etruscan civilization, will be published as a British Museum Research Paper at the end of 2007. They will also include a paper by Dr. Phil Perkins of the Open University which was given as the Annual Eva Lorant Memorial on the evening of the conference.
The conference aimed to define how the Etruscans saw themselves, to look at characteristically Etruscan artefacts and compare the products of different Etruscan centres. It considered the influence of the Etruscans on other cultures and vice versa , while examining Etruscan social and religious concepts and practices.
This project is now complete.
Judith Swaddling and Philip Perkins, eds, Etruscan by Definition: The Cultural, Regional and Personal Identity of the Etruscans, Papers in honour of Sybille Haynes, MBE, British Museum Research Publication 173