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Sunday, September 23rd, Cluj-Napoca

Academic College, Mihail Kogălniceanu st., no. 5

17:00 Guest arrival and official registration
18:00-20:00 Get-together, welcome session


Monday, September 24th, Cluj-Napoca

“Jean Monnet” Hall of the Faculty of European Studies of Babeș-Bolyai University,

Em. De Martonne st.

8:00-9:00 Official registration of the participants.
9:00-10:00 Congress Opening Ceremony

Prof. univ. dr. Ioan Bolovan, Vicerector of the Babeș-Bolyai University

PhD Felix-Florin Marcu, Manager of the National Museum of the Transylvanian History, Cluj-Napoca

Professor dr. habil. Coriolan Horațiu Opreanu, Deputy Director of the Institute of Archaeology and Art History of the Romanian Academy, Cluj-Napoca

PhD Tatjana Cvjetićanin, President of the International Association Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores

10:00-10:40 Opening lecture

Professor univ. dr. Mihai Bărbulescu, Introduction

Luciana Nedelea

Roman pottery from Potaissa. The impact of fine ware on local production at the end of the 2nd century and the first half of the 3rd century AD at castra legionis V Macedonicae.

10:40-11:00 Coffee break
Nicolae Iorga” Amphitheatre, Faculty of History and Philosophy, main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University, Mihail Kogălniceau st., no. 1

Poster display main corridors

11:00-13:00 Lectures: Dacia
11:00-11:20 Mariana-Cristina Popescu

Making Roman pottery before Roman conquest. Pottery produced in the Geto-Dacian settlements after Roman models in the 1st century AD.

11:20-11:40 Cătălin Cristescu, Gabriel Andreica

Our pots, their capital. Roman cooking wares discovered at Sarmizegetusa Regia.

11:40-12:00 Lucian-Mircea Mureșan, Ioana Mureșan

Legal aspects concerning pottery production in provincial territory – a study of ancient sources.

12:00-12:20 Viorica Rusu-Bolindeț

The supply of terra sigillata in Roman Dacia: an overview of imports and local production.

12:20-12:40 Adela Bâltâc

Terra sigillata in the rural environment of Dacia.

12:40-13:00 Mircea Negru, Dan Batalu, Petre Badica

Kaolin ware discovered at Romula.

13:00-14:20 Lunch break
14:20-16:00 Lectures: Dacia and Lower Moesia
14:20-14:40 Ionuț Bocan, Mihaela-Cătălina Neagu

The local production of lamps in Alburnus Maior: workshops or local branches?

14:40-15:00 Gergana Kabakchieva

The fine pottery production in Moesia – between the influence of the West and East terra sigillata.

15:00-15:20 Constantin Băjenaru

Terra sigillata and red slip wares from vicus Ulmetum.

15:20-15:40 Florin-Ovidiu Botiș, Irina Achim

Eastern Sigillata at Histria. The distribution in the local contexts.

15:40-16:00 Ioan Carol Opriș

African Red Slip Wares coming to the province of Scythia. A gazetteer of sites and forms.

16:00-16:20 Coffee break
16:20-19:00 Lectures: Lower Moesia, Pannonia and Eastern Provinces
16:20-16:40 Andrei Opaiț, Alexandru Barnea, Bianca Elena Grigoraș, Ioana Potra

Supplying with wine, olive oil and fish products the Lower Danube frontier.

A case study: Dinogetia.

16:40-17:00 Alexander Harizanov

Rural ceramic workshops in Roman Thrace (second half of the 1st – end of

the 3rd c. AD).

17:00-17:20 Piroska Magyar-Hárshegyi, Dénes Gabler

Household of the Roman urban elite in Aquincum (Folyamőr str., Budapest). Imported and local pottery.

17:20-17:40 Denis Zhuravlev

Terra sigillata from Pantikapaion.

17:40-18:00 Lisa Peloschek

Provenance matters: foreign tableware in the necropolis of Rhodes Town, Greece

18:00-18:20 Ertekin M. Doksanalti

The Roman and Late Roman ceramic from the Heroon of Harbor street at Knidos

18:20-18:40 Mehmet Tekocak

Roman Red Slip Wares in Stratonikeia excavations (Caria-Turkey).

18:40-19:00 Alice Waldner

The economic life at Roman Ephesos. Pottery production, consumption, interaction and trade.

20:00 Reception offered by the Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeș-Bolyai University.


Tuesday, September 25th, Visit to Zalău and Porolissum
7:30 Departure from Cluj to Zalău from the main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University
9:00-9:20 Welcome speeches

Tiberiu Marc, President of Sălaj County

PhD Corina Bejenariu, Manager of the County Museum of History and Art of Zalău

9:20-10:40 Lectures: Eastern Provinces
9:20-9:40 Charikleia Diamanti, Yannos Kourayos, Anastasios Lamprakis

Late Roman pottery from the excavations of the Archaic sanctuary complex of Apollo in Despotiko Island, Cyclades – Preliminary results.

9:40-10:00 Apostolos Garyfallopoulos

Roman pottery from Pella.

10:00-10:20 Ayșe Fatma Erol, Deniz Tamer

Local and imported amphorae from Fatsa / Cingirt Kayasi Excavations from the Southern Black Sea Region dating from Hellenistic to Early Byzantine Period.

10:20-10:40 Krzysztof Domżalski

Late Roman and Early Byzantine fine pottery from Pompeiopolis in Paphlagonia: from the long distance trade to the local market.

10:40-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00 Guided tour of the County Museum of History and Art at Zalău, including a pottery display (several groups).
13:00-14:30 Lunch break
14:30-15:00 Departure from Zalău to Porolissum.
15:00-18:30 Guided tour of the ancient site at Porolissum.
18:30-20:00 Dinner offered by the County Museum of History and Art and by the Sălaj County Council.
21:00 Arrival in Cluj-Napoca.


Wednesday, September 26th, Cluj-Napoca

Nicolae Iorga” Amphitheatre, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeș-Bolyai University

9:00-10:40 Lectures: Eastern Provinces, Noricum and Lower Germany
9:00-9:20 Philip Bes

What is imported pottery at Horvat Kur (Galilee, Israel)?

9:20-9:40 Martin Auer

Pottery imports and their influence on regional productions in Aguntum, Noricum.

9:40-10:00 Roderick Geerts

Colour-coded for your convenience. Skeuomorphism in Roman pottery production in Germania Inferior.

10:00-10:20 Tineke Volkers

Terra sigillata finds from the elevated settlements (terps) in the northern part of the Netherlands.

10:20-10:40 Allard Mees

Social aspects in the usage of terra sigillata.

10:40-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00 Lectures: Britannia and Italy
11:00-11:20 Maria Duggan

Imported pottery and economic connections at Tintagel, Cornwall.

11:20-11:40 Carlo De Mitri

Import-export in the Ionian-Adriatic area in the Late Hellenistic Period: the evidence of pottery.

11:40-12:00 Simonetta Menchelli

Marketing Roman pottery along the Tyrrhenian coast: the case studies of Vada Volaterrana, Pisae and Luna.

12:00-12:20 Diana Dobreva

Sicilian amphorae in Aquileia: pattering Tyrrhenian ceramic exchange in northern Adriatic region (UD, Italy)

12:20-12:40 Girolamo Ferdinando De Simone

Integrating oversea imports with sub-regional economic clusters: a view from Campania.

12:40-13:00 Barbara Borgers

Local production and overseas trade: exposing economic relationships in the Pontine Region during the Roman period.

13:00-:14:30 Lunch break
14:30-17:00 Poster session
17:00-17:20 Coffee break
17:20-17:30 Departure to the National Museum of Transylvanian History, Constantin Daicoviciu st., no. 2.
17:30-19:30 Opening of the National Exhibition “The supply of ceramic goods in Dacia and Lower Moesia: imports and local developments” at the headquarters of the National Museum of Transylvanian History, with a pottery display from the main ceramic production centres of the provinces.
20:00 Reception offered by the National Museum of Transylvanian History.


Thursday, September 27th, Alba Iulia

The “1 Decembrie 1918” University and The National Museum of Unification

7:30 Departure from Cluj-Napoca to Alba Iulia from the main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University
9:30-10:00 Welcome speeches (A9 amphitheatre of the “1 Decembrie 1918” University)

Associate Professor dr. Cipriana Andreea Muntean, Vicerector of the “1 Decembrie 1918” University

Professor dr. Mihai Gligor, Head of the Doctoral School of the “1 Decembrie 1918” University

10:00-11:00 Lectures: Italy
10:00-10:20 Fulvio Coletti

Mensa Suburbana: nuovi dati sulle produzioni bollate in sigillata italica da uno scarico di epoca augusteo-tiberiana di Roma.

10:20-10:40 Francesca Diosono

Sigillata e ceramica a pareti sottili nel territorio di Metaponto: produzioni regionali e importazioni.

10:40-11:00 Edoardo Radaelli

Fine wares, African cooking ware and lamps from the Middle Imperial contexts of the ‘Terme di Elagabalo’ in Rome: deposition roles, productions, and origins

11:00-11:20 Coffee break
11:20-13:00 Lectures: Iberian Peninsula
11:20-11:40 Albert Ribera i Lacomba

Entre Italia e Hispania. La ceramica de barniz negro de Cales en el siglo II a. C

11:40-12:00 Begoña Serrano-Arnáez, Oscar Bonilla-Santander, Ángel Santos-Horneros

Contexts of the Roman Republican era in Bursau, an oppidum of the Hispania Citerior.

12:00-13:30 Lunch break
13:30-18:00 Visit to the National Museum of Unification, with pottery display; visit to the Principia Museum of the 13th Gemina legion, the “Three fortifications tour”, the interior of the Vauban citadel (Alba Carolina), visit to the Roman Catholic and Orthodox Cathedrals and to the “Museikon” Museum.
18:00-19:30 Dinner
19:30 Departure to Cluj-Napoca


Friday, September 28th Cluj-Napoca

Nicolae Iorga” Amphitheatre, Faculty of History and Philosophy, main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University, Mihail Kogălniceanu st., no 1

9:00-10:40 Lectures: Italy and Iberian Peninsula
9:00-9:20 Paola Puppo

Pro itu et pro reditu: the pottery offered in the sanctuaries along the mountain passes.

9:20-9:40 Sónia Bombico, Cristina Nervi

Tra rotte, relitti e porti: il ruolo delle isole del Mediterraneo Occidentale nel commercio di prodotti da salagione lusitani nella Tarda Antichità.

9:40-10:00 Maria Conceição Lopes, Rui Roberto de Almeida, Inês Vaz Pinto

Regional and imported pottery in early Roman assemblages of the Colony of Pax Iulia (Lusitania, Portugal).

10:00-10:20 Adolfo Fernández Fernández, Pedro Carvalho, José Cristóvao, Patricia Dias, Ricardo Costeira

Importación y artesanato local en el interior de la provincial Lusitania (s. I – V d. C.). El ejemplo de Idanha-a-Velha (Portugal).

10:20-10:40 Jeronima Riutort Riera

Late Roman cooking wares in North-West Mediterranean: from African import to local production.

10:40-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:00 Lectures: Iberian Peninsula, Egypt and North Africa
11:00-11:20 Cristina Mondin, Mohamed Kenawi, Maria Lucia Patanè

Kom Wasit (Egitto): dall’epoca ellenistica al tardo romano.

11:20-11:40 Laura Rembart, Lisa Peloschek, Denise Katzjäger

Trade and production in Upper Egypt. The ceramic production center in the Aswan Region and its distribution.

11:40-12:00 Mariola Hepa

Material from the Roman town of Syene (modern Aswan in Upper Egypt). The integration of the town into the trading networks of the Roman Empire.

12:00-12:20 Mongi Nasr

Les dépotoirs de céramiques de Thelepte (Tunisie): productions locales et produits importés.

12:20-12:40 Darío Bernal-Casasola, Jose Juan Díaz, Macarena Bustamante Álvarez, Jose Ángel Expósito, Javier Verdugo, Maria de los Ángeles Pascual, Macarena Lara, Jose Manuel Vargas, Ángeles Castellanos, Manuel Parodi, Jose Alberto Retamosa, Jose Luis Portillo, Mustapha Ghottes, Tarek Moujoud

Imported and Mauretanian amphorae from Tamuda (northern Morocco): an exceptional Sertorian context from the Eastern Quarter (2016).

13:00-15:00 Lunch break
15:00-16:00 Lectures: Interdisciplinary researches and Eastern Provinces
15:00-15:20 Malgorzata Daszkiewicz, Marcin Baranowski

Possibilities of using Reflectance Transformation Imaging for studying ceramic technology and alteration processes affecting pottery

15:20-15:40 Gerwulf Schneider, Malgorzata Daszkiewicz

Chemical analyses of Hellenistic to Roman table wares in the Eastern Roman provinces: results and open questions.

15:40-16:00 Mantha Zarmakoupi, Magda Athanasoula

The Delos Underwater Survey Project (2014-2016): The Fourni shipwreck.

16:00-17:00 Coffee break
17:00-17:30 Closing conference (Aula Magna hall of the Babeș-Bolyai University).
17:30-18:30 General meeting of the RCRF members (Aula Magna hall of the Babeș-Bolyai University).
19:00 Festive Congress closing dinner


Post-congress excursions, September 29th-30th 2018


Saturday, September 29th, Visit to Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa and to the Hunyadi Castle, Hunedoara
7:30 Departure from Cluj-Napoca to Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa from the main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University.
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-13:30 Visit of the archaeological site at Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa and the site Museum, with a pottery display.
13:30-15:00 Lunch (Sarmis Guesthouse, Sarmizegetusa).
15:00-16:00 Departure to Hunyadi Castle, Hunedoara
16:00-18:30 Guided tour of the Hunyadi Castle.
18:30 Departure to Cluj-Napoca


Sunday, September 30th, Visit to Potaissa/ Turda


8:00 Departure from Cluj-Napoca to Turda from the main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University.
9:00-10:30 Visit to the fortress of the 5th Macedonica legion at Potaissa / Turda.
11:00-11:30 Coffee break at the Turda History Museum.
11:30-13:00 Visit of the Turda History Museum, with thematic posters and a pottery display.
13:00-14:00 Brunch at the Museum.
14:00-16:00 Visit of Turda Salt Mine (several groups).
16:00 Departure to Cluj-Napoca.