19 September 2019 Start
20 September 2019 End
UK All Souls College, University of Oxford, Oxford OX1 4AL

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Frontier Economies in the Roman Empire

19-20 September 2019

The Oxford Roman Economy Project will host the conference ‘Frontier Economies in the Roman Empire’ at All Souls College, University of Oxford on 19-20 September 2019. All are welcome and there is no conference fee, but to help us estimate numbers for tea and coffee we ask you to register attendance by emailing [email protected].

Speakers and titles are listed below, and the full programme with abstracts can be found here

Thursday, 19 September

9:15-9:30       A. Wilson (Oxford): Welcome and introduction
9:30-10:15      T. Franconi (Brown): The economic lives of Roman frontiers: old models and new data.
10:15-11:00     P. Erdkamp (Brussels): The role of the state in the market integration in the West.

11:00-11:30     Coffee

11:30-12:15     A. Hirt (Liverpool): Mining and ‘frontiers’: extractive operations in Roman Spain.
12:15-13:00     A. Dalla Rosa (Bordeaux): Imperial land, forests, and workshops in the Danubian region: acquisition, distribution, and economic roles.

13:00-14:00     Lunch

14:00-14:45     I. Haynes (Newcastle): Characterising and quantifying frontier economies: some methodological considerations.
14:45-15:30     D. Breeze (Edinburgh): Civilians and traders on Hadrian’s Wall.
15:30-14:15     L. Lodwick (Oxford): The economic organisation of cereal production in Britannia: new evidence from crop stable-isotope analysis and grain-drying ovens.

16:15-16:45     Tea

16:45-17:30     M. Brüggler (LVR-Xanten): Agriculture in the Lower Rhine plain: production for a sustainable frontier?
17:30-18:15     B. Hellings (Yale): Big data: monetizing the Roman frontier.

Friday, 20 September

9:30-10:15      O. Láng (Budapest): Stop-Shop: trading activity in the Aquincum civil town.
10:15-11:00     I. Oltean and C. Ciongradi (Exeter and Cluj-Napoca): A matter of finances: the archaeological evidence from the praetorium
procuriensis at Sarmizegetusa Ulpia (Dacia).

11:00-11:30     Coffee

11:30-12:15     S. James (Leicester): Parasite, benefactor, or…? Impact of the imperial garrison on the civic economy of Dura-Europos, Syria, c. AD 165-256.
12:15-13:00     R. Palermo (Groningen): An imperial steppe: space, demography, and economy in Roman period Eastern Syria and Mesopotamia.

13:00-14:00     Lunch

14:00-14:45     D. Mattingly (Leicester): What lay beyond: the economic relations of the African frontiers and the Sahara.
14:45-15:30     M. Gibbs (Winnipeg): The economy of the southern Roman Egyptian frontier: Talmis and Kertassi during the Roman period.

15:30-16:00     Tea

16:00-16:45     J.-P. Brun (Paris): The Eastern Desert of Egypt as a resource and as a link with the Indian Ocean during the Graeco-Roman period.
16:45-17:30     D. Nappo (Naples): India, the missing province.
17:30-18:15     E. Fentress (Rome): Final discussion.