The call for applications and registration is open for the international conference “Ager Mutabilis: Exploitation of the Territory During the Roman Period“, which will take place in Castell de Calonge, Calonge i Sant Antoni (Baix Empordà, Catalunya) on May 18-19th.
“The call for applications is aimed at researchers who work in the area of exploitation of the territory during the Roman period. Papers can be presented in person in any language and will last fifteen minutes.
In recent years, many studies on the rural world in the Roman period have focused on examining how the territory was exploited. This congress is designed to have an impact on this issue and provide a forum for discussion in which to share and discuss studies that have focused on this area in any part of the territory of the Roman world. It is divided into six sessions that reflect a comprehensive view of the territory and its exploitation. Each session will contain a framework presentation and papers.”
Deadline: 15th April
See full programme: https://giap.icac.cat/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/47609_SLAHAP_UdG-ENG_230213.pdf
Register here: https://forms.gle/T6RKNRjAmvnCxHMh9
Organised by: Universitat de Girona (UdG)
- Ager Mutabilis II. La explotación del territorio de Emporiae y Gerunda durante el bajo Imperio romano y la tardoantigüedad. PID2019-105759GB-100. Ministerio de Ciencia e Innovación.
- La vil·la romana del Collet Est (Calonge i Sant Antoni) i el seu fundus. Projectes quadriennals de recerca en matèria d’arqueologia i paleontologia. Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura.
- Ocupació del territori i explotació de l’espai rural a l’àrea del Pla de l’Estany – Garrotxa. Projectes quadriennals de recerca en matèria d’arqueologia i paleontologia. Generalitat de Catalunya. Departament de Cultura.
▪ Session 1. Changes in the geomorphology of the territory and its landscape
This session is aimed at the presentation of studies that explain the results of research on the geomorphological characterisation of a rural territory in the Roman period, especially in places where there are notable differences with the current environment.
▪ Session 2. Agricultural farming
This session is focused on the presentation of papers that explain the characteristics and methods of agricultural farming in a rural establish- ment in the Roman period. Which crops were grown? Which ones predominated? How was agricultural farming structured in this territory?
▪ Session 3. Forestry
This session is focused on the presentation of papers that explain how forests were exploited in the Roman period and which species were used by rural establishments.
▪ Session 4. Hunting and fishing
This session is focused on the presentation of papers that explain which animal species were obtained through hunting and fishing in the rural environment and their importance to the economy and diet in rural establishments in the Roman period.
▪ Session 5. Livestock farming
This session is focused on the presentation of papers that explain which animal species were present in a zone, how their resources were used and the livestock strategies in rural establishments.
▪ Session 6. The use of natural resources for crafts
This session is focused on the presentation of papers that show how in rural establishments resources from their territory were used as materials for producing products that were required for the functioning of the establishments.
▪ Visit to the Collet Roman villa