The rural world in the Roman period: new journal and CfP conference

Dr. Lídia Colominas, Ramón y Cajal researcher at GIAP (ICAC-CERCA) is participating in the new Fundus project, led by the University of Girona and the Archaeological Museum of Banyoles. This project centers around the investigation of the rural world during the Roman period, following a line of research initiated years ago with the publication of the monographic series on same topic.

One of the primary innovations is the establishment of an international journal named Fundus: International Journal on the Rural World in the Roman Period, with its inaugural issue slated for release this year. Dr. Colominas is a member of the editorial board of the journal. It adopts a policy of online-first publication and undergoes peer-review. Researchers are encouraged to submit their original work for consideration. The link to the journal can be found here: Fundus. International Journal on the Rural World in the Roman Period (

Simultaneously, this June will witness the celebration of the XI Fundus Congress, scheduled to be held in Banyoles on June 13th and 14th. Dr. Colominas is a member of the scientific committee of the conference.

The meeting aims to be a gathering place to share and discuss the advancements that have occurred in the study of rural economies over the past decades, not only in the conceptual realm, through new approaches and focusing on fields of study that were previously secondary or not addressed directly, but also in the methodological sphere. Special attention will be given to contributions that deal with rural economic dynamics, economic strategies of establishments, operational chains and production processes, and the analysis of productive infrastructures, either through particular cases or comprehensive perspectives.

While participation in previous meetings was by invitation only, the organizers now aim to extend invitations to the entire scientific community. Please find below the call for papers (in Catalan) for this year’s edition (deadline 30 April 2024):

Dr. Lídia Colominas is a Ramón y Cajal fellow with the project Roman expansion and acculturations at both sides of the Mediterranean: searching for patterns, rates and singularities through archaeozoology. (RYC-2019-026732-I) funded by MCIU/AEI /10.13039/501100011033 and by “FSE invierte en tu futuro”.

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