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.
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 Daciawas published recently in the volume.
The results of my research focusing on Roman religious communication and space sacralisation in Dacia was presented in April 2019 at the ICS Londonas part of the ending conference of the Sanctuary Project. The new project will be mentioned too.
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 Daciain 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.
My study presented in London in 2019 will be published soon in Csaba Szabó, Becoming Sacred: space sacralisation in the Danubian provinces during the Principate. In: Ilaria Bultrighini, Camilla Norman and Greg Woolf (eds), Sanctuaries and Religious Experience in the Ancient World, forthcoming.
A study entitled “Sacralised spaces of Mithras in Roman Dacia” was submitted and accepted at the Acta Archaeologica Academiae Scientiarum Hungaricae and will be published in 2021.
An international conference focusing on the archaeology of sanctuaries in the Danubian provinces will take place on 15-16th October 2021 organised by the Department of Religious Studies (as part of the OTKA postdoctoral project) and the ÖAW. Program here.