Event | Festival

June 9, 2024, 1:15 pm - June 9, 2024, 2:00 pm

Day 4: Sunday 9th June 2024 – Celebration Day – Talk – The Roads to Rome: A History

Catherine Fletcher introduces her new book, The Roads to Rome: A History. Thought-provoking talks to take you on a journey through history and beyond.

Whitworth Hall, Council Chambers, Whitworth Building, University of Manchester, Oxford Rd, Manchester, M13 9PL

1.15pm – 2pm: Professor Catherine Fletcher, Historian Manchester Met

Catherine Fletcher introduces her new book, The Roads to Rome: A History. Based on original research and brimming with life and drama, this is the first book to explore two thousand years of history through one of the greatest imperial networks ever built.  

The story spans more than two thousand years, from the construction of the earliest Roman roads via stories of Byzantine noblewomen, medieval pilgrims, Renaissance antiquarians, Grand Tourists, Romantics… the list goes on, bringing us right up to the present day through histories of Fascism and the lighter side of post-war tourism.

FREE.

Let us know if you are coming. Book HERE.

This is a special preview talk on the book which is being launched on 13th June 2024. Pre-order your copy HERE.