People of the Ancient World
Babeș-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, 13 – 15 October 2016
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 (romans1by1.com), 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 to bring together scholars
interested in the research of ancient population from a 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 interdisciplinary
conference. Although our focus will be on the Graeco-Roman world, our
interest is not restricted to this area.
We are especially, but not exclusively, interested in:
1) Theories and methodologies of population research for the ancient world
2) Onomastics, naming practices and name interpretation
3) Network studies and groups’ reconstruction
4) Differences in the research of the elites and the non-elites. Work and labour in
the ancient world
5) Ancient population databases: present work, future directions
6) Social interaction between the local population and foreigners
Abstracts (max. 300 words) for 15-20 minutes presentations can be
submitted at the conference address, [log in to unmask], until 15th of June
2016. Notification of acceptance will be given by 1st of July 2016. We strongly
encourage submissions from post-graduate and post-doctoral researchers.
The official language of the conference will be English, but in special cases
we can also accept presentations in other languages.
For further information, please use the same e-mail address or address Rada Varga ([log in to unmask])