Results and news

  • Previously I have published a comprehensive bibliography of Roman religion in Dacia and the history of Roman religious studies in Romania.
  • At the 24th International Limeskongress (1-9th September 2018) I have presented the results of my PhD studies and together with several colleagues from the 11th Session we have organized a non-official round table focusing on the current problems of the Roman religious communication in the Danubian provinces.
  • A review of Tóth István’s paradigmatic work on Pannonian religion and a short history of religious studies focusing on Pannonia was published in JRA 31,2018.
  • The first monograph focusing on sanctuaries of Roman Dacia was published in December 2018 (Szabó Cs.,  Sanctuaries in Roman Dacia. Materiality and religious experience, Archaeopress, Oxford, 2018)
  • The new volume of the Acta Antiqua (58, 2018) is focsing on new archaeological evidences of the cult of Mithras in the Danubian provinces. A CIMRM Supplement of Dacia was published recently in the volume.
  • I presented my project and the results of my PhD studies at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Affiliation from Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvári Akadémiai Bizottság) at 8th March, 2019.
  • The results of my research focusing on Roman religious communication and space sacralisation in Dacia was presented in April 2019 at the ICS London as part of the ending conference of the Sanctuary Project. The new project will be mentioned too.
  • My book focusing on space sacralisation in Dacia was presented at the University of Szeged on 26th April, 2019.
  • I presented a paper on space sacralisation as a strategy of Roman religious communication in the Danubian provinces at an international conference organized by the CRS CEU and the University of Szeged on 13th June 2019.
  • A short overview on the historiography of Roman religious studies on the Danubian provinces was submitted for the anniversary volume of the Belgrade Institute of Archaeology and will be published in the end of 2019.
  • Considering the popularisation of science and scholarly work as one of my priorities in Romania and beyond, I have published a  booklet for the greater public, presenting for the first time the Roman gods of Dacia in a form of an illustrated dictionary. A Hungarian version of the book is in preparation.
  • In the period of 13th August – 13th September 2019 I will have a short research stay in Rome  at the Accademia di Romania and several other libraries, focusing on space sacralisation and sanctuaries in Raetia (financed by the OTKA PD postdoctoral research grant and the Hasso Plattner individual research scholarship by ULBS)
  • On 25th October 2019. I have presented a paper about the role of food and feasts in Roman religious communication in the Danubian provinces at the international conference on Histories of Food in Central-East Europe in Sibiu.
  • On 7th November 2019 I presented a paper on continuities and reinventing religious traditions in the Danubian provinces at the international conference organized by UAIC and LAD in Iasi, Romania.
  • A review of my book on Sanctuaries in Roman Dacia was published in ARYS nr. 17, 2019. Another important review of the same book was published in Bryn Mawr. A Romanian review was published recently and a short overview of my work was mentioned also in the prestigious JRS. A second Romanian review was published in Cercetari Arhelogice. A Croatian review appeared in 2019 and a Polish review was published in 2020.
  • A short study on Roman religion in urban context during the Principate was recently published in the Festschrift volume of prof. Zsolt Visy.
  • The Fritz Thyssen Stiftung generously financed our international conference on sanctuaries in the Danubian provinces which will be held in 2021 (probably May – to be announced)
  • A study focusing on the role of nature in religious communication in Dacia was published in a volume edited by R. Haeussler and  G. F. Chiai.
  • An article focusing on the digital databases on Roman Dacia was published in the volume 7/2, 2020 of the Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology.
  • A programatic study focusing on the methodological approach on mapping Roman religion will be published in autumn 2020 in the European Journal of Science and Theology, vol. 16, nr. 5. 2020.

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