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People of the Ancient World - 13-14-15/10/2016, Cluj-Napoca (Romania)


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 froma 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.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 13-14-15/10/2016


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


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


INFO: romans1by1@gmail.com radavarga@gmail.com


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Thursday, 13th October2016


09:00-09:30 Registration

09:30-10:00 Welcome


Chair: Annamária-Izabella Pázsint


10:00-10:30 Branka Migotti(The Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts), The population of the Aquae Balissae (Pannonia Superior)

10:30-11:00 Irina Nemeti (National Museum of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca), Sorin Nemeti (Babeș-Bolyai University), The population of Potaissa

11:00-11:30 Imola Boda(Babeș-Bolyai University), Călin Timoc (National Museum of Banat, Timișoara), Victor Bunoiu (Timiș County Department of Culture), Population dynamics at the spas of Roman Dacia. Case study: the Romans from Băile Herculane


11:30-12:00 Coffee break


12:00-12:30 Rada Varga (Babeș-Bolyai University), Encoding the Roman professions. A tentative approach

12:30-13:00 Markus Zimmermann(Universität Bayreuth), How to identify Italian merchants by inscriptions? The case of the Barbii

13:00-13:30 Iulia Dumitrache (University of Iași), Occupational titles in Roman textile trade

13:30-14:00 Lucrețiu Mihăilescu-Bîrliba(University of Iași), The professions of private slaves in Moesia Inferior. The epigraphic evidence


14:00-15:00 lunch – hotel Victoria


Chair: Lucrețiu Mihăilescu-Bîrliba


15:00-15:30 Monica Gui (Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca), Dávid Petruț (Mureș County Museum), The military population of Roman Dacia. An iconographic perspective

15:30-16:00 George Cupcea (Babeș-Bolyai University), Centurions: military or social elite?

16:00-16:30 Dan Dana(Centre national de la recherché scientifique, Paris), Radu Zagreanu (Museum of Bistrita), Equites singulares Augusti originaires de la province de Dacie: épigraphie, onomastique, iconographie


16:30-17:00 Coffee break


17:00-17:30 Joaquín Ruiz de Arbulo(Catalan Institute of Archaeology), Who lived in the Roman cities? urbanistic approaches to population studies. The cases of Tarraco, Barcino and Segobriga (Hispania Citerior) in the second century A.D.

17:30-18:00 Diana Gorostidi (Catalan Institute of Archaeology), A pedestal as a symbol: origo and municipal representation in Tarraco based on the holding of the provincial flaminate.

18:00-18:30 M. Cristina de la Escosura Balbás (Complutense University of Madrid), People of Carthago Nova (Hispania Citerior). Juridic status and onomastics.


Friday, 14Th October 2016


Chair: George Cupcea


09:30-10:00 Angela Lumezeanu (Babeș-Bolyai University), Romans 1 by 1. A model of population database for the Roman world

10:00-10:30 Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies, London), People, Places, Times, Events, Texts and Objects: How prosopography fits into the linked ancient world data ecosystem

10:30-11:00 Luis Figueira, Miguel Vieira (King’s College), Digitising the Prosopography of the Roman Republic


11:00-11:30 Coffee break


11:30-12:00 Chiara Strazzulla(Cardiff University), Tracking the Etruscans: Onomastic studies on Etruscan families in the late Roman Republic

12:00-12:30 Thea Sommerschield (University of Oxford), A long way from home: The pertinence of pilgrimage to ancient Greek religion

12:30-13:00 Dan Deac (Babeș-Bolyai University), Some notes on the population of Dacia Porolissensis

13:00-13:30 Radu Ardevan (Babeș-Bolyai University), Roman provincial families: how far can epigraphy go?


13:30-14:30 Lunch – hotel Victoria


Chair: Sorin Nemeti


14:30-15:00 Elizabeth C. Robinson (University of Dallas), Prosopography of the leading families of Larinum, circa 100 BCE to 250 CE

15:00-15:30 Annamária-Izabella Pázsint (Babeș-Bolyai University), The kindred dimension of the Black Sea associations, between fictive and real meaning (3rd C BC-3rd C AD)

15:30-16:00 Paola Mior, Stefano Magnani(Udine University), Palmyrene communities in the Roman Empire: identity strategies and processes of integration


16:00-16:30 Coffee break


16:30-17:00 Beatrice Pestarino (University College London), Social interactions in ancient Cyprus

17:00-17:30 Matteo F.Olivieri (University of Milano), The Thracian Chersonese in the VI century B.C.: generational changes in territorial identity, élite, and tyranny

17:30-18:00 Milica Tapavički-ilić, Jelena Anđelković Grašar (Archaeological Institute, Belgrade), Some examples of late iron age tradition from the Roman graves of Viminacium


19:00 Conference dinner – Restaurant Napoca 15


Saturday, 15th October 2016


Chair: Florian Matei-Popescu


09:00-09:30 Benedict Lowe(University of St. Andrews), Strabo’s Turdetania

09:30-10:00 Noemí Moncunill Martí(Paris Sorbonne University), Indigenous naming practices in the western Mediterranean: the Iberian case

10:00-10:30 Naomi Carless Unwin(Center for Hellenic Studies, Harvard University), Onomastic trends in Karia and the question of ‘Karian’ cultural identity

10:30-11:00 Tibor Grüll(University of Pécs), Origo as an identity factor in Roman epigraphy


11:30-12:00 Coffee break


12:00-12:30 Nico Dogaer (KU Leuven), The latinization of Greek names in Roman Egypt

12:30-13:00 Eugenia Beu-Dachin (National Museum of Transylvania, Cluj-Napoca),Greek interferences in the written sources from Alburnus Maior. Language usage and social interaction

13:00-13:30 Brigitta Péterváry-Szanyi(Gróf Esterházy Károly Musem, Pápa), Roman and Celtic interactions in Pannonia in the light of the linguistic evidence

13:30-14:00 Anamarija Kurilić(University of Zadar), Development of collective anthroponymic element in antiquity


14:00-15:00 Lunch – Hotel Victoria


Chair: Iulia Dumitrache


15:00-15:30 Ioan Piso(Babeș-Bolyai University), Dieux et colons de l’Asie Mineure en Dacie

15:30-16:00 Agnieszka Tomas (University of Warsaw), The canabarii from Lower Moesia

16:00-16:30 Florian Matei-Popescu (Vasile Pârvan Institute, Bucharest), The Dacians in Lower Moesia

16:30-17:00 Dan Knox (Central European University), Measuring the trade of letters: A network analysis of the Epistulae of Ennodius of Pavia


18:00 Informal drinks

Conference venue: hotel Victoria, cluj-napoca (bd. 21 decembrie 1989, no. 54-56)

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