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Vine-growing and Winemaking in the Roman World

Kind of Event
Virtual Event
Organised by
Dimitri Van Limbergen, Emlyn Dodd, and Maria Stella Busana

This three-day hybrid event brings together archaeologists and classicists worldwide to debate current developments in the field of Roman vine and wine studies. Almost 30 years after the seminal La production du vin et de l’huile en Méditerranée volume by Amouretti & Brun (1993), and some 15 years after its monumental four-part follow-up Archéologie du vin et de l’huile by Brun (2003-2005), the corpus of viticultural material has steadily grown in various parts of the Roman world, while the archaeological study of Roman wine has evolved into a highly dynamic and multidisciplinary field. The time is ripe then to draw up a new state of the field, to upgrade our knowledge on data and methods, and to discuss how to steer forward the study of Roman viniculture into new, pertinent and promising directions.

Alongside the main section of the conference – with over 50 specialists updating our views on these matters in East and West over six territorial sessions – the symposium also includes keynote lectures by Jean-Pierre Brun, Andrew Wilson and Patrick McGovern, a poster session for showcasing new and ongoing research, and an ancient wine tasting experience.

Poster presenters will be given the opportunity to rework their poster into a short paper of ca. 3.000 words, to be published in a second volume of the conference proceedings. More information on the publication process and author guidelines will be provided as soon as possible.

Those interested in submitting a poster proposal, are requested to send a short abstract (ca. 150 words) to – or by September 1st, 2021. Applicants will be notified shortly afterwards.