On Wednesday, May 16th (3:30 pm) the Roman Economy Project will organize the first of a series of Work-in-Progress Sessions aimed at Oxford-based researchers and graduate students working on themes related to the Roman Economy in the widest sense of the word. Particularly, the work-in-progress sessions aim to bring together ancient historians and archaeologists working on themes related to the Roman economy.
These sessions provide an opportunity to present and test, in a small scale environment, newly developing ideas, and to discuss current developments in the field in a more or less informal atmosphere. Presentations will be short (max. 15 minutes) and followed by discussion.
For the first session, confirmed speakers are Jack Hanson, Greg Votruba and Frits Heinrich.
3.30 Opening and introduction - Miko Flohr
3.45 – 4.15 New evidence for the urban population of the Roman world -
Jack Hanson, Wolfson College
4.15 – 4.45 An economic history of the ancient Mediterranean according to anchor
Greg Votruba, Wolfson College
4.15 – 5.15 Quantifying the Agricultural Economy of Roman Karanis -
Frits Heinrich, Brasenose College
5.15 – 5.45 Work in progress: issues and discussion