Working on the sources

In ancient history, innovative perspectives always arise from the constant interplay between a correct philological reading of the sources and the development of larger interpretative models. A close examination or re-examination of the sources is one of the key points of PATRIMONIVM and therefore a series of workshops on specific documents or methodological questions will be organized from October 2017 to March 2019. All updates on the dates and the programme of the workshops will be posted on this page.

International conferences

International conferences on the imperial patrimonium and the structuring factors of Roman economy will be hosted in Bordeaux in 2019 and 2020. We will update this page as soon as new details are available!


The patrimonium Caesaris: defining an object of study

1st workshop of the ERC project PATRIMONIVM

Campus of the Bordeaux Montaigne University

Friday, 20th October

Morning session – The ERC project PATRIMONIVM
Maison des Sciences de l’Homme d’Aquitaine, Salle 2
  • 10:00 – Reception
  • 10:30 – Alberto Dalla Rosa (Université Bordeaux Montaigne) : Presentation of the project
  • 11:30 – Nathalie Prévôt & Vincent Razanajao (Université Bordeaux Montaigne): Presentation of the Atlas Patrimonii
  • 12:00 – Discussion
  • 12:30 – Lunch
Afternoon session – Natural resources
Maison de l’Archéologie, Salle des directeurs
  • 14:15 – Introduction
  • 14:30 – Laurent Capdetrey (Université Bordeaux Montaigne): Le roi hellénistique, son royaume et la terre royale
  • 15:30 – Marco Maiuro (Università di Roma La Sapienza): Patrimonio, fisco e ratio privata da Augusto a Commodo
  • 16:30 – Discussion
Saturday 21st October
Morning session – Men and money
Maison de l’Archéologie, Salle des directeurs
  • 09:30 – Introduction
  • 09:45 – Jérôme France & Alberto Dalla Rosa (Université Bordeaux Montaigne): Esclaves et affranchis impériaux entre service au prince et activité « indépendante »
  • 10:45 – David Hollander (Iowa State University): The emperor as moneylender
  • 11:45 – Discussion
  • 12:45Conclusion of the workshop

With the participation of Koenraad Verboven (Ghent)

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The metalla and the Prince: patterns of acquisition and exploitation of imperial mines and quarries from Augustus to the 3rd century

2nd PATRIMONIVM thematical workshop

Bordeaux Montaigne University Maison de l’Archéologie, Salle Pierre Paris (ACH037)

Thursday 5th July 2018

  • 9:00 Introduction to the workshop
Morning – Mines in the Iberian Peninsula
  • 9:15 – Almundena Orejas (CCHS Madrid): Mining operations in the Iberian Peninsula under the Republic and the beginning of the Principate
  • 10:15 – Antonio Mateo Sanz (Universidad de Cantabria): Procurators and private contractors in the Vipasca tablets
  • 11:15 – Break
  • 11:30 – Discussion
  • 12:30 – Lunch
Afternoon – Imperial initiative and private participation
  • 14:00 – Peter Rothenhöfer (DAINST/LMU München): Imperial initiative and private participation : the evidence from lead ingots
  • 15:00 – Alberto Dalla Rosa (Université Bordeaux Montaigne): Imperial initiative and private participation: the evidence from notae lapicidinarum
  • 16:00 – Break
  • 16:15 – Discussion
  • 17:15 – End of the first day

Friday 6th July 2018

Morning – Ownership and control of the resources
  • 09:00 – Patrizio Pensabene (Sapienza Università di Roma): The diffusion of prestigious marbles and the question of imperial control
  • 10:00 – Milagros Navarro Caballero, Serena Vinci (Université Bordeaux Montaigne) & Angeles Magallón Botaya (IUCA Zaragoza): Municipal and private quarries: an overview of the sources from the Iberian Peninsula
  • 11:00 – Break
  • 11:15 – Discussion
  • 12:15 – Conclusion of the workshop

Discussant: Claude Domergue (Université de Toulouse Jean Jaurès)

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