Directors: Alan Bowman, Andrew Wilson


Conference, Monday 10 September, 2007

Stelios Ioannou School for Research in Classical and Byzantine Studies
66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU

The Oxford Roman Economy Project is organising a conference to take place inOxford on 10 September 2007. The focus of this conference is going to be on thedemography of the Empire, with special reference to issues concerningurbanisation and population trends in specific provinces. It is intended thatthere will be a combination of approaches, some historical, based oninformation gleaned from documents, and some archaeological, based mainly onthe results of field surveys. The aim will be to examine what those datasuggest about settlement patterns and sizes within different provinces, and toexplore the extent to which a comparative view of the better documented areasof the Empire is possible.


9:30-9:45 Introduction A. Bowman, A. Wilson

9:45-11:15 Survey method and data
R. Witcher ‘Landscape Archaeology andthe Demography of Roman Italy’
D.Mattingly tbc
Chair: tbc

11:15-11:45 ~Coffee~

11:45-1:15 Urbanisation
N. Morley 'Cities, demography anddevelopment in the Roman Empire'
A. Wilson / A. Marzano ‘City sizes andurbanisation in the Roman Empire’
Chair: E. Lo Cascio

1:15-2:15 ~Lunch~

2:15-3:45 Egypt
J. Rowland tbc
A. Bowman / M. Malouta / A. Sofroniew'Urbanisation, toponymy and archaeology in Graeco-Roman Egypt'
Chair: J. Rowlandson

3:45-4:15 ~Tea~

4:15-5:45 Eastern Mediterranean
N. Pollard tbc
S. Price 'Estimating ancient Greekpopulations: the evidence of field survey'.
Chair: M. van de Mieroop

6.00 ~Wine reception~

The colloquium is an open event, free of charge, although numbers are
restricted to about 80. If you would like to attend, please register as soon
as possible by email to alan.bowman AT and copy to
myrto.malouta AT