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CALL. 15.06.2016: People of the Ancient World - Cluj-Napoca (Romania)



LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Babeș-Bolyai University (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Romans 1 by 1 project - Centre for Roman Studies (University ofCluj-Napoca)



Population studies for the Ancient World have always been an appealing research field. From demographic reconstructions to onomastical researches and from networks analyses to prosopography and familial micro-history, ancient people are a constant and continuous source of inspiration.Today, more than ever, by employing digital methods and online resources, the study of ancient people is evolving greatly, in new and exciting directions.

As part of the project Romans 1by1, the Centre for Roman Studies of the University of Cluj-Napoca organizes a 3-days conference focused on the population(s) of the ancient world. Our aim is tobring together scholars interested in the research of ancient population from a variety of fields, dealing with the matter from different perspectives. We support any subject related to ancient population and encourage all approaches, inviting proposals for an inter-disciplinary conference. Although our focus will be on the Graeco-Roman world, our interest is not restricted to this area.

We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in:

1) Theories and methodologies of population research for the ancient world

2) Onomastics, naming practices and name interpretation

3) Network studies and groups’ reconstruction

4) Differences in the research of the elites and the non-elites. Work and labour in the ancient

5) Ancient population databases: present work, future directions

6) Social interaction between the local population and foreigners

Abstracts (max. 300 words) for 15-20 minutes presentations can be submitted at the conference address,, until 15th of June2016. Notification of acceptance will be given by1st of July 2016. We strongly encourage submissions from post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers.

The official language of the conference will be English, but in special cases we can also accept presentations in other languages.

For further information, please use the same e-mail or address to dr. Rada Varga (

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