Principal Investigator

Alberto Dalla Rosa

Asia Minor

Alberto Dalla Rosa studied Classics and Ancient History at the Scuola Normale Superiore and at the University of Pisa (Italy). He holds a joint PhD degree from the Universities of Pisa and Cologne (Germany). During his postdoctoral career he moved across the continent, benefitting from scholarships in Cologne (Krupp foundation), Milan (State University of Milan), and in Paris (Marie Curie IEF Fellowship). He is lecturer in Ancient History at the Bordeaux Montaigne University since September 2016.

His research revolves around the definition and the exercice of the powers of the Roman emperor, seen from institutional, symbolic and economic points of view. Religious aspects, such as the study of augural law, are also one of his main interests. Other lines of research include Roman historiography and the reception of classical culture among Medieval authors.

Research associates

Yanne Broux


Yanne is a papyrologist fascinated by the quirks of Graeco-Roman Egypt. While working on the project ‘Creating Identities in Graeco-Roman Egypt’ (KU Leuven, 2008-2012), she not only immersed herself in ancient onomastics (there's a lot in a name, dear Shakespeare), but also, as a true academic hipster, in Digital Humanities. A great part of the preparatory work for her research consisted of the expansion of the onomastic and prosopographical sections of the Trismegistos database ( Her postdoctoral project 'Defining the elite in Roman Egypt' (2013-2016) focused on local power networks in Roman Egypt, combining traditional onomastic-prosopographical research with spaghetti monsters (sometimes also referred to as 'network analysis'). To promote the application of these noodly contraptions and to help those that are new to network analysis on their way, Yanne also started up a blog, Six Degrees of Spaghetti Monsters (now to be found at, in which she explains the basics of network theory and how to work with the different software available. She joined the PATRIMONIVM team in november 2017 and is responsible for the collection and contextualization of the sources from Egypt relating to landownership.

Davide Faoro


Davide Faoro studied Ancient History at the University of Bologna. He holds a PhD degree from the Universitiy of Udine (Italy). He obtained several Scholarships from the DAAD, DAI and Krupp Foundation in Germany. During his postdoctoral career, he was research fellow at the University of Udine, Trento and Bologna. His academic interests concern the Roman provincial administration. During the past years, his research has been mainly focusing on the Alps during the Augustan and Julio-Claudian age.

Slavtcho Kirov

Balkan & Danubian provinces

Slavtcho Kirov completed his studies at the Bordeaux Montaigne University. He obtained a French Government Scholarship and received a joint PhD degree from the Bordeaux University and the New Bulgarian University at Sofia in 2011. During the past years, he was a lecturer in Ancient History at the University of the French West Indies and Guiana, and a collaborator in several epigraphical projects. He takes also part in the archaeological investigations in Deultum since 2013.

His academic interests concern the Roman provincial history and society of the Balkan Peninsula. His publications point to various topics in connection with the ancient Thrace and Thracians and their relationship with the Romans, as well as integration and local elites.

Vincent Razanajao

Digital Infrastructure

Vincent Razanajao is an Egyptologist whose research interests center around the history and geography of Lower-Egypt, with a special focus on religious features and toponymy. Involved in several Digital Humanities projects for the last decade, he has been given the charge to design and develop the digital platform for Project Patrimonium. From 2012 to 2015, he was the Editor of the Topographical Bibliography and Keeper of the Griffith Institute Archive (University of Oxford), specifically in charge of moving the hundred-year-old Topographical Bibliography of ancient Egyptian texts to the digital world ( He has also been involved in the Karnak Cachette Project for which he developed Xefee, the XML Editor for ancient Egyptian Epigraphy (, and more recently in project Thot, a University of Liège based project that aims at developing semantic web resources for documenting ancient Egyptian inscribed documents (

Diego Romero

Iberian peninsula

Diego Romero received his bachelor's degree in History from the University of Seville. He continued his training at the University of Córdoba where he acquired a Master Degree in Archeology and Historical Heritage. In 2012, he obtained a University Teaching Fellowship for the realization of a PhD degree, which was defended in 2016. He is since then an honorary collaborator and has been recruited as a postdoc. While he had the opportunity to benefit from research stays at the University of Florence, at the German Archaeological Institute of Rome, and at the Institute of Archaeology of the University of Coimbra, he is also a member of the National Research Project at the University of Navarra “From mvnicipia latina to oppida labentia” (HAR2016-74854-P).

His research has been mainly focusing on the urban evolution of the Roman cities in Iberia during Antonine Age and on the dynamism of these cities from the study of Epigraphical Sources. Other centers of interest are the study of the Epigraphic habit and the funerary associations in ancient saltus Tugiensis (Jaén), as well as the analysis of the empty spaces or vacant areas located in the interior of the Hispano-roman cities.

To be announced

  • Fellow 3 - Africa, Numidia, Mauretania
  • Fellow 6 - Syria, Idaea, Mesopotamia
  • Fellow 7 - Gaul, Germany, Britain
  • Fellow 9 - Macedonia, Achaia, Crete, Cyrene