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Conference at the British School at Athens, 15–17 May 2024

We are delighted to invite you to a three-day international conference entitled “New Directions in the Archaeology of Roman Greece: Connectivity, Interaction and Innovation,” which will take place at the British School at Athens (Greece) from Wednesday, May 15th to Friday, May 17th, 2024.

The main goal of this conference is to integrate the research on Greece during the Roman Empire and Greece’s position within the wider Roman Mediterranean into the current Roman archaeology scholarship while actively engaging with the conceptual agenda of interconnectivity, identities, and social inequalities. The conference aims to explore how new networks of connectivity and mobility impacted Greek communities amidst the economically, socially, and politically changing climate brought by the Roman Empire. 

Sixteen papers, presented across three days, will bring together different perspectives on the effects of connections, exchange, and innovation in the region in terms of commodity flow, demography, foodways, religious interaction, social dynamics, and cultural transformations. With a strong focus on cutting-edge approaches, the conference seeks to establish an interdisciplinary dialogue, challenge existing paradigms, and stimulate fresh perspectives on the complex interplay between global connections and local innovations in Roman Greece during this dynamic period.


Opening keynote lecture: Prof. Greg Woolf (UCLA) Only Disconnect. Resisting the Deep History of Roman Greece.

Closing keynote lecture: Prof. Miguel John Versluys (​​Leiden University) Only Connect. Roman Greece in its Afro-Eurasian Context.


For registration and the full programme, please visit the conference website:

Please note this is an in-person event that will be livestreamed. Registration is required for both in-person and online attendance.

Organising Committee: Sanja Vucetic (University of Sheffield), Vassilis Evangelidis (Athena Research Center), Dimitris Grigoropoulos (DAI Athen), and Giorgos Mouratidis (BSA).

Any queries may be directed to Sanja Vucetic (


When: 15 May @ 5:00 pm - 17 May @ 4:00 pm EEST
Where: British School at Athens, Upper House – Athens – 52 Souedias Street