The first OXREP conference took place on Wednesday, September 27th, 2006 in the Headly Lecture Theatre (Ashmolian Museum). The conference focused on the general theme of quantifying approaches to the study of the Roman economy. Speakers and respondents included Robert Allen, Roger Bagnall, Alan Bowman, Lisa Fentress, Chris Howgego, William Harris, David Mattingly, Matthew Ponting, Dominic Rathbone, Chris Wickham and Andrew Wilson.
The second OXREP conference took place on September 10th, 2007 in the Ioannou School for Research in Classical and Byzantine Studies. The conference focused on the theme of Settlement, Urbanisation and Population. Speakers included Alan Bowman, Annalisa Marzano, David Mattingly, Neville Morley, Simon Price, Dominic Rathbone, J. Rowling, Andrew Wilson, and Robert Witcher. Proceedings of this conference will appear as Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy, volume 2, with Oxford University Press in 2011.
The third OXREP conference took place on Friday, 3rd October 2008. The focus of this conference was on the agricultural economy of the Empire, with special reference to issues concerning agricultural productivity. Speakers included Katherine Blouin, Alan Bowman, Helen Goodchild, Dennis Kehoe, Myrto Malouta, Annalisa Marzano and Andrew Wilson.
The fourth OXREP conference took place 1–3 October 2009 at the Ioannou Classics Centre and focused on trade, with sessions on institutions and government stimuli, trade within the empire, and trade across imperial boundaries. Speakers included Philip Kay, Alan Bowman, Boudewijn Sirks, Elio Lo Cascio, Jean-Jacques Aubert, Hannah Friedman, Salvatore Martino, Colin Adams, William Harris, Ivan Radman, Ben Russell, Emanuele Papi, Danièle Foy, Michael Fulford, Michel Bonifay, Paul Reynolds, Andrew Wilson, Dario Nappo, David Peacock, Barbara Davidde, Roberta Tomber, David Graf, Raffaela Pierobon Benoit, and David Mattingly.
The fifth conference of the Oxford Roman Economy Project dealt with mining, metal supply and coinage and took place on 1–2 October 2010, with sessions on regional evidence of mining from Spain, Britain, Dacia, the Balkans, Cyprus and Egypt, and on metal supply and coinage. Speakers included Almudena Orejas, Javier Sánchez-Palencia, David Mattingly, Béatrice Cauuet, Dragana MladenoviÄ?, Vasiliki Kassianidou, Katia Schörle, Hannah Friedman, Miko Flohr, Michael Crawford, Kevin Butcher, Matthew Ponting, Andrew Burnett, Chris Howgego and Volker Heuchart.
The sixth OXREP conference (Oxford, September 26-27, 2011) will focus on the economics of Roman Art. Confirmed speakers include Andrew Wilson, William Harris, Janet DeLaine, Rolf Schneider, Will Wootton, Domenico Esposito, Miko Flohr, Ben Russell, Susan Kane, Julie van Voorhis, Amanda Claridge, Simona Perna and Susan Walker. The conference will be held in the lecture theatre of the Stelios Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies. Attendance is free, but in order for us to plan numbers, please register with email@example.com. The conference programme is available on this website.
26–27 June 2014
The Old Library, All Souls College, Oxford.
Often discussed merely as the passive settings of various historical events, rivers are and were complex, ever-shifting features of the landscape which affected settlement in innumerable ways. This conference highlights new and diverse paths of research that broaden our understanding of how rivers influenced life within the Roman Empire.