• ROMARCH: Call for Participants, Excavations at Roman Carsulae (Italy), 2017

    Excavating the Baths at Carsulae


    June 11 – July 22, 2017

    We are accepting applications from students and volunteers to participate in our eleventh season of the excavations of the baths at Roman Carsulae. The application deadline is Friday, March 31, 2017.

    Our goal for the 2017 season is to complete the excavation of the portion of the baths that lies beneath the protective roof in preparation for an intensive conservation plan that will ultimately encompass the entire bath complex.  We will also explore the area immediately to the east in order to determine the dimensions and function of two partially exposed rooms.

    The field program welcomes both students and volunteers. No experience is necessary, only an enthusiasm for archaeology and the ability to work hard in rigorous conditions.  Participants are instructed in excavation strategies, techniques and recording, the formulation of research questions and priorities, identification and handling of artifacts, drafting of site plans, and analytical rendering. Throughout the season, participants are given the opportunity to work with our conservators in the lab cleaning and consolidating small finds, or in the field helping to conserve the mosaics we have discovered over the course of the excavations.

    For further details such as cost, housing and the schedule, and to apply, please visit our website:  http://ww2.valdosta.edu/~jwhitehe/Carsulaeweb/Carsulae_home.htm.

    For questions, email us at ebarc.it@gmail.com.

    Thank you.

    Jane K. Whitehead, Director of the Excavations of the Baths at Roman Carsulae

    Professor Emerita, Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Valdosta State University

  • ROMARCH: New publication: Greek and Roman terracottas

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    A new book has just been published in France that deals with Greek and Roman
    terracottas. Its title:

    A. Muller/E. Lafli (eds.), Figurines de terre cuite en Méditerranée
    grecque et romaine. Vol 1: Production, diffusion, étude. École française
    d’Athènes, Bulletin de correspondance hellénique, supplément 54
    (Paris/Athens, École française d’Athènes 2016). Pp. 517; ISBN:

    Address for orders: École française d’Athènes, 6, Odos Didotou,
    Kolonaki, GR-10680 Athens.
    Tel.: +30.210.367 99 22.
    E-mail: marina.leclercq@efa.gr

    Vol. II of the same book was already out in 2015 (for its review: A.
    Queyrel Bottineau, Revue des études anciennes 118/2, 2016. 632-635).

    Hoping to welcoming you in Lydia Symposium in May 2017;
    best wishes from Turkey,

    Ergun LAFLI

  • Archaeological Field School – Vicus Martis Tudertium


    As the semester winds to a close, I wanted to let you know that we are currently accepting applications to our 2017 summer archaeological field school in Umbria at the site of the Vicus Martis Tudertium.

    Lots more info (including a link to the application page and some nice photos) available here:


    And here is the institutional page at Drew.

    Please share with any interested students.


    Thank you and happy end of term!

    John Muccigrosso

  • ROMARCH: Journal of Ancient History, CFP and TOC for 2016.4


    The Journal of Ancient History continues to invite submissions of articles. We are committed to a speedy process from submission to publication while maintaining high standards of peer-review.

    Please see our website for submission information:

    Papers published in 2016:

    JAH 4 (2016)

    Marc Van De Mieroop, “The Madness of King Rusa: the psychology of despair in eighth century Assyria”

    Kevin Clinton, “The Eleusinian Anaktoron of Demeter and Kore: dedicated to Inscriptiones Graecae on the occasion of its 200th Anniversary”

    Benedikt Eckhardt, “The Seleucid Administration of Judea, the High
    Priesthood and the Rise of the Hasmoneans”

    Andrew R. Krause, “Diaspora Synagogues, Leontopolis, and the Other Jewish Temples of Egypt in the Histories of Josephus”

    Daniel J. Crosby, “The Case for Another Son of P. Quinctilius Varus: a
    re-examination of the textual and scholarly traditions around Joseph. BJ 2.68 and AJ 17.288”

    Philip Kaplan, “The Ring of Polycrates: friendship and alliance in the
    east Mediterranean”

    Marleen K. Termeer, “Roman colonial coinages beyond the city-state: a view from the Samnite world”

    Lauren Kinnee, “The Trophy Tableau Monument in Rome: from Marius to Caecilia Metella”

    Anna McGrail, “Pupil Punishment: corporal discipline in Roman education”

    Gary D. Farney
    Editor, Journal of Ancient History
    Associate Professor, Department of History
    Rutgers University (Newark)
    Webpage: http://www.ncas.rutgers.edu/gary-d-farney
    JAH Website: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/jah
    Archaeological Field School Website: http://fieldschool.rutgers.edu


  • ROMARCH: Archaeologia Bulgaria vol. 20.3 (2016)

    pdf_website_archelogia_bulgarica_3_2016-thumbThe last issue of Archaeologia Bulgarica for 2016:

    Lyudmil Vagalinski, editor


    Archaeologia Bulgarica ХХ 2016 #3
    table of contents


    Todorov, B. / Mihaylova, V. / Gergova, D. / Kuleff, I.: The Results of
    XRF Analysis of the Early Hellenistic Gold Treasure from the Royal
    Necropolis of Dausdava/Helis (NE Bulgaria) …1

    Mustaţă, S. / Ferencz, I. V.: The Roman Bronze Vessels from the Dacian
    Fortress at Ardeu (Hunedoara County, Romania) …17

    Sharankov, N.: An Overlooked Inscription of Ala I Atectorigiana from

    Chobanov, T.: Some Metric Observations of the St. Sophia Church in

    Curta, F.: Shedding Light on a Murky Matter: Remarks on 6th to Early 7th
    Century Clay Lamps in the Balkans…51


  • ROMARCH: Oxford Conference, Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art

    Apollo and Daphne: Gandharan schist dish from the Met

    Problems of Chronology in Gandharan Art,

    23-24 March 2017

    This first Gandhara Connections international workshop, generously supported by the Bagri Foundation, will take place in Oxford.

    The Gandhara Connections project identifies chronology and dating as one of the key problems outstanding in the study of Gandharan art. Chronology is not only fundamental for establishing the nature of Gandharan art’s connections with the traditions of Greece and Rome, but also for any other systematic attempt to put it in context or explain its development.

    In recent decades there have been some huge strides in understanding the chronology of Gandharan art, including invaluable results from excavations in the Swat Valley and a growing consensus about the second-century date of the Kushan ruler Kanishka and the era that he founded. However, considerable obstacles remain as a result of various factors. For example, only a portion of the thousands of Gandharan sculptures that survive come from published archaeological excavations and looting remains a big problem. Many Gandharan Buddhist sites had long lives which resulted the fascinating but confusing re-use of architectural sculpture in antiquity. There is no clear or agreed understanding about how the styles of Gandharan art changed through time, and indeed a better knowledge of dating is required to improve that understanding. We have very few inscribed artefacts which would help us to establish fixed dates, and the interpretation even of the most valuable Kushan inscriptions is sometimes still subject to debate. Finally, there are open questions about how long the Gandharan tradition continued, and consequently what its relationship is with the post-Kushan art of Central Asia. Above all, perhaps, there is further scope for understanding the art-historical implications of asking such questions.

    By pooling the most recent knowledge and critical thinking across the disciplines of archaeology, art and architectural history, epigraphy, linguistic studies and numismatics, there is the potential to move the debate forward decisively. The aim of this first international workshop in the Gandhara Connections project is to facilitate such an exchange of ideas and information. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in an open access, online book and we aim to make a recording of the event itself available online.

    Further details will follow soon. The workshop will be free, but it is necessary to book in advance by contacting: carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

    Giles Richardson
    Administrative Assistant, Classical Art Research Centre
    University of Oxford