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The 31st Congress of RCRF was organized by the National Museum of Transylvanian History, with the collaboration of the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the “Babeș-Bolyai” University and the Institute of Archaeology and Art History of the Romanian Academy at Cluj-Napoca, in partnership with the National Museum of Unification and the University “1 Decembrie 1918” of Alba Iulia, the County Museum of History and Art of Zalău, the Town History Museum of Turda and Deva Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization. In this Congress the main theme was

Marketing of Roman pottery: economic relationships between local and imported products


Our 31st congress took place in Cluj-Napoca from 23rd to 30th of September 2018. It had been very well organized by our estimated colleague Viorica Rusu-Bolindeţ and her team, and we all enjoyed the great hospitality there.

Of course we not only listened to many lectures and had discussions in front of a long file of posters, but also enjoyed the opportunity to become familiar with the pottery of Roman Dacia with the help of a fine exhibition in the National Museum of Transylvanian History in Cluj and several pottery displays which had been arranged for us.

Furthermore we went out for several excursions. On Tuesday, the first full day trip lead us to the Roman Frontier: in Zalău we stayed in the County Museum of History and Art, where some lectures were held, and in the afternoon we visited the impressive fort of Porolissum, where we also enjoyed a meal and live music in the evening. On Thursday we spent the whole day in Alba Iulia with lectures and guided tours through the town which is really a magnificent site full of history from Roman to modern times.

The first of the two post-congress excursions lead to the well-known Colonia Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa and later on to Hunyadi Castle; the second to the fortress of legio V Macedonica in Potaissa and to Turda with its salt mines. Numerous pictures of all events can be found on our website!

On behalf of the RCRF and all attendants of the congress I again want to express our gratitude to Viorica and her team for the pleasant time and the nice program!

Pia Eschbaumer, secretary

Photo Gallery

We thank our colleagues from Cluj for their excellent Photo Gallery !

Day 1: September 23, 2018

Day 2: September 24, 2018

Day 3: September 25, 2018

Day 4: September 26, 2018

Day 5: September 27, 2018

Day 6: September 28, 2018

Post-Congress Excursion 1: September 29, 2018

Post-Congress Excursion 2: September 30, 2018

See also the photos on our Facebook page !


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First circular

31st Congress of the Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores

Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 23rd-30th September 2018

Marketing of Roman pottery: economic relationships between local and imported products

Dear Fautores, Friends and Colleagues,

it is our great honor to invite you to the 31st Congress of the Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores, held in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, from the 23rd to the 30th of September 2018.

The Conference will be organized by the National Museum of Transylvanian History, with the collaboration of the Faculty of History and Philosophy of the “Babeș-Bolyai” University and the Institute of Archaeology and Art History of the Romanian Academy at Cluj-Napoca, in partnership with the National Museum of Unification and the University “1 Decembrie 1918” of Alba Iulia, the County Museum of History and Art of Zalău, the Town History Museum of Turda and Deva Museum of Dacian and Roman Civilization.

The RCRF seek to promote research and communication on all types of Roman pottery, including lamps. During this Congress, we shall focus on the economic life of the Roman Empire reflected in the interaction of pottery imports and local developments.

Participation is open to all scholars, not only to members of the RCRF (max. 180 participants, with priority given to Fautores, in order of application).

Cluj-Napoca is the unofficial capital of Transylvania and an important hub of urban life, whose beginnings reach back to the Roman period, with development continuing throughout the Middle Ages and the modern era and ongoing during our times. Roman Napoca (municipium Aelium Hadrianum, and later colonia Aurelia) was the capital of the province of Dacia Porolissensis. Its mediaeval successor, Cluj (Kolozsvár in Hungarian / Klausenburg in German) received the municipal status of a royal free city in the 14th century, later becoming the political and economic center of the Principality of Transylvania during the 16th and 17th centuries. Currently, Cluj-Napoca is Transylvania’s most important city, and its historical and archaeological heritage, as well as its rich array of cultural and artistic events, attract masses of tourists each year.

Arrivals are expected on Sunday (23rd September) with a welcoming session in the late afternoon held at the National Museum of Transylvanian History, in the historical center of the city. The congress sessions will take place at the “Babeș-Bolyai” University.

The Congress will include one-day trips to Alba Iulia, with visits to the local Roman and mediaeval vestiges, the Vauban fortress of Alba Carolina and the local museum, as well as to Zalău, comprising visits to the History and Art Museum and the Roman archaeological park of Porolissum.
Several pottery displays/exhibitions of Roman finds from sites in Romania will also be organized.

The length of the lectures is restricted to 15 minutes. As the number of lectures is limited, we ask you to prepare a poster instead of a lecture whenever possible. There will be sufficient space and time for posters (in A0 format). Unaccompanied posters will not be accepted. Each participant should give no more than one lecture or poster. We ask you to offer papers in conformity with the theme of the congress, although papers on other topics may also be accepted. Participants are kindly encouraged to use PowerPoint presentations.

The congress languages will be English, Italian, French, German and Spanish.

The optional post-congress trip will include visits to the site of the legionary fortress in Potaissa, as well as to the local museum in Turda, furthermore to Colonia Ulpia Traiana Augusta Dacica Sarmizegetusa, the capital of Roman Dacia (on 29th September) and to the auxiliary forts at Gilău and Bologa, both part of the defensive system of Dacia Porolissensis (on Sunday, 30th September).
For those participating in the post-Congress tour departure will be on Sunday (30th September, late afternoon).

Cluj-Napoca can be easily reached by plane, train and/or bus. Hotel accommodation details will be provided on the Congress website (http://www.rcrfcluj2018.mnit.ro).

If you wish to participate, please complete the registration form that accompanies this announcement and send it via e-mail or air mail to the permanent contact address before 15 December 2017.

Financial support in the form of a small number of grants will be available from the RCRF in order to help those who would otherwise be prevented by financial hardship from attending the congress. Grants could cover congress fee, accommodation or travel costs.

The Congress fee is expected to be 220 Euros and includes: access to the opening ceremony and welcome reception, access to all the museums and the archaeological sites that will be visited during the Congress, access to the closing ceremony, access to all scholarly sessions and poster displays, access to exhibition and pottery displays, congress kit, coffee breaks, lunch or dinner once a day, excursions.
The fee does not include: travel expenses, accommodation, post-congress tour, receipt of the published Acta.

A second circular with further details will be forwarded in February 2018 only to those who are registered.

Please copy this circular and pass it on to any interested colleagues and students or display it.

Viorica Rusu-Bolindeț

General Information:

Key Dates:
Start Date: 23rd September 2018
End Date: 30th September 2018
Post Congress Tour Date: 29th - 30th September 2018
Provisional registration Deadline: 15th December 2017
Second circular: February 2018
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15th June 2018
Poster Submission Deadline: 15th July 2018
Manuscript Submission Deadline (for publication): 31st December 2018


Viorica Rusu-Bolindeț
31st RCRF Congress Cluj-Napoca 2018
National Museum of Transylvanian History
Constantin Daicoviciu street, No. 2

email address: http://rcrfcluj2018.mnit.ro/
official website: http://www.mnit.ro/31st-rcrf-international-congress-cluj-napoca-2018/


Second circular

(March 22, 2018)

Dear Fautores, Friends and Colleagues,

We wish to thank you for your collaboration and interest in the 31st Congress of the Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores, which will take place in Cluj-Napoca between September 23rd and September 28th 2018 (with two optional post congress excursions on Saturday, September 29th, and Sunday September 30th). We have received more than 180 preliminary registrations, with 85 lecture proposals and 58 posters. Registration is closed - so we will no longer accept further applications. The final list of lectures, as well as the provisional Congress programme, will be posted as soon as possible on the official site: https://rcrfcluj2018.mnit.ro.

For download:
Second Circular    Word file    PDF

1. Final registration submission
Please send us your final registration form accompanied by an abstract (both for posters and presentations) to the following e-mail address: rcrfcluj2018@mnit.ro, no later than May 31st 2018. Payments must also be made by the same date, May 31st.

For download:
Final registration form     Word file    PDF

2. Congress venue
The Congress will be hosted in the main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University by the Faculty of History and Philosophy, located in the city centre.

3. Programme
    a. Lectures
The lecture proposals are currently undergoing selection by the Organising Committee. Since the number of proposals exceeds the limits of our schedule, some of the participants will kindly be asked to prepare a poster instead of an oral presentation. It must be emphasized that poster presentations are not a second-class option and that the request to present a poster rather than to give a lecture does not in any way demean the proposed topic. Rather, as always, priority will be given to those proposals most closely adhering to the main theme of the Congress and to those not suitable for presentation in poster form, as well as to those presented by members of the RCRF.
The tight schedule also means that lectures must never be longer than 15 minutes, allowing 5 minutes for questions and discussions. It is helpful to make a practice run beforehand and to cut if necessary. Participants are encouraged to use PowerPoint presentations in support of their lectures. Please make sure that all the drawings and illustrations used in your presentation are visible (profile drawings should be filled and ceramic illustrations enlarged) and relevant for the discussed topic. Do not overload your slides – very many images crammed into a single slide will not be legible in the lecture room.
If possible, all the text and captions on your PowerPoint presentation should be in English, especially if you are planning to speak in another language.
The Congress languages will be English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.

   b. Posters
The posters accepted for presentation will be on display during the Congress in the main corridor of the Faculty of History and Philosophy, in the central building of the Babeș-Bolyai University, with a poster session taking place on September 26th. All posters must be designed in a portrait layout (vertical position), A0 size (84.1 cm × 118.8 cm). Useful information regarding the printing of posters in Cluj-Napoca prior to the Congress will soon be posted on the website, should you consider this possibility.

   c. Provisional programme
The provisional programme, with all the accepted presentations, will be posted on the Congress website (https://rcrfcluj2018.mnit.ro) as soon as possible. Please carefully check your name and lecture or poster title. Should you notice any errors, immediately contact the organisers at the Congress e-mail address: rcrfcluj2018@mnit.ro.

4. Abstracts
The deadline for lecture and poster abstracts is May 31st 2018. Abstracts should be sent in Word format (.doc or .docx), must not exceed 300 words and should also include the following information: title and authors’ details (names and contact addresses/e-mails). A summary of all the lectures and posters will be included in the abstract booklet given to all participants on arrival.

5. Publication in the Acta
Papers submitted for publication in the RCRF Acta, whether derived from posters or lectures, will undergo peer review, as always. The deadline for submission is December 30th, 2018. The guidelines are available on the RCRF website (http://www.fautores.org/pdf/RCRF-Acta_guidelines_2016.pdf). Please note that a copy of the Acta is not included in the Congress fee and members of the RCRF receive it as a benefit of their membership. Anyone else can order a copy from Habelt.

6. Accommodation
Participants should bear in mind that the Congress fee does not include the cost of accommodation. We will soon post on the website a number of hotels which will offer a discount for the Congress participants. Furthermore, there are many accommodation options in Cluj-Napoca that you can easily find and book on-line through the well-known booking sites. If you plan on joining us on the post-congress tours, you should book your accommodation in Cluj-Napoca for Saturday and Sunday as well. We will return to Cluj-Napoca from the trip to Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa on the evening of the same day. The excursion to Potaissa/Turda will be over on Sunday, in the late afternoon or evening, when we will also return to Cluj-Napoca.

7. Excursions
Two one-day trips will be organised during the Congress. We will first visit the County Museum of History and Art at Zalău and the archaeological site at Porolissum on September 25th. The second excursion will take place on September 27th, when we will go to Alba-Iulia to visit the National Museum of Unification and take the tour of the three fortifications of the Alba Carolina citadel. The lecture session of that day will be hosted by the “1 Decembrie 1918” University from Alba Iulia. The buses will depart in the morning from the University and will return to Cluj-Napoca in the late afternoon or evening.

8. Post-Congress tour
The post-Congress tour will include two optional excursions taking place on September 29th and September 30th.
The first will take us to Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa, where we will enjoy guided tours of the archaeological remains and of the local museum. A pottery display will also be organised. In the afternoon, we will visit the Hunyadi Castle at Hunedoara. This excursion requires an additional fee of 55 euros, which will include the travel cost, the coffee break and the lunch at Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa and the guided tours of the two attractions. Participants must arrange for their accommodation in Cluj-Napoca.
On the second excursion we will go to Potaissa/Turda, where we will visit the fortress of the legio V Macedonica, The History Museum of Turda (including a pottery display), as well as the Turda Salt Mine – a unique Transylvanian monument. The additional fee of this excursion is 25 euros, covering the cost of transportation, the brunch at the History Museum and the guided tours of the three attractions. We will return to Cluj-Napoca in the late afternoon.

9. Congress fee
The Congress fee is 220 euros. This includes the Congress programme and abstract booklet, coffee breaks and lunches during the Congress, the festive dinner, as well as the trips to the County Museum of History and Art at Zalău, to the archaeological park at Porolissum and to Alba Iulia, with the visits to the National Museum of Unification and the tour of the three fortifications of the Alba Carolina citadel. The Congress fee does not include the costs of accommodation, the travel expenses or the post-Congress excursions.
Those who accompany the participants must pay the same fees as the participants.

10. Payment
Payments must be made by bank transfer to the National Museum of Transylvanian History from Cluj-Napoca:

AMOUNT: Congress fee (220 Euro)
   Post-congres tour at Sarmizegetusa (55 Euro)
   Post-congress tour at Potaissa/Turda (25 euro)
Muzeul Național de Istorie a Transilvaniei
Str. Constatin Daicoviciu nr. 2
400020 -  Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Bank: Banca Transilvania
Dead-line for bank transfer: May 31st, 2018.

Taxa de participare (1034 RON)
   Excursia la Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa (259 RON)
   Excursia la Potaissa/Turda (118 RON)
BENEFICIAR: Muzeul Național de Istorie a Transilvaniei
COD FISCAL: 4722 536
IBAN: RO17TREZ 2162 0G37 5000 XXXX
Destinație: Congresul RCRF
Data limită pentru transfer: 31 mai 2018.

We ask all the participants to send us via e-mail a copy of the bank transfer, as we will cancel any registration for which we did not receive the copy by the due date. In case you realise earlier that you will not be able to make it to the Congress please let us know. Please note that if you wish to cancel your registration after the fee has been paid, your fee may be refunded at the discretion of the Organising Committee until the end of July. Payments will be made according to the daily updated currency exchange rates.

11. Visa
If you need an official confirmation of registration for a visa application, please contact us.
If you should have any questions regarding the registration guidelines, do not hesitate to contact us at the following address: rcrfcluj2018@mnit.ro.
Also, check the Congress site (https://rcrfcluj2018.mnit.ro) for updates and further information.

We look forward to seeing you in Cluj-Napoca,
The Organising Committee,

National Organizing Committee,
Viorica Rusu-Bolindeț, coordinator
Felix-Florin Marcu
George Cupcea
Liliana Suciu-Mateescu
Ovidiu Ghitta
Coriolan Horațiu Opreanu
Corina Bejinariu
Mariana Andone-Rotaru
Liliana Țolaș
Gabriel-Tiberiu Rustoiu
Mihai Gligor

Local Organizing Committee,
Cristian-Aurel Roman
Monica Gui
Silvia Mustață
Florin-Ovidiu Botiș
Dávid Petruț
Dan Deac
Radu Ion Ota
George Valentin Bounegru
Gică Băieștean
Iulia-Alexandra Iliescu
Luciana Nedelea
Ioana Mureșan
Paul Chiorean



Dear Fautores, dear Colleagues and Friends,

we are pleased to announce you that we negotiated special discounts at six hotels in Cluj-Napoca. Please check the pdf under the ‘Special rates’ link for each hotel, where you will find useful information on the special prices offered to congress participants and other necessary data for booking:

The exclusive booking of the hotel rooms is available until the 1st of August 2018. After this date you can still benefit from the discount as participants to the RCRF Congress from Cluj, but only within the limits of the available rooms that the hotels have.
For reservations, please use the identification booking code RCRFCongresCluj2018.

Final Program


Sunday, September 23rd, Cluj-Napoca

Academic College, Mihail Kogălniceanu st., no. 5


Guest arrival and official registration


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.


Official registration of the participants.


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


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.


Coffee break


Lectures: Dacia


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


Cătălin Cristescu, Gabriel Andreica
Our pots, their capital. Roman cooking wares discovered at Sarmizegetusa Regia.


Lucian-Mircea Mureșan, Ioana Mureșan
Legal aspects concerning pottery production in provincial territory – a study of ancient sources.


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


Adela Bâltâc
Terra sigillata in the rural environment of Dacia.


Mircea Negru, Dan Batalu, Petre Badica
Kaolin ware discovered at Romula.


Lunch break


Lectures: Dacia and Lower Moesia


Ionuț Bocan, Mihaela-Cătălina Neagu
The local production of lamps in Alburnus Maior: workshops or local branches?


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


Constantin Băjenaru
Terra sigillata and red slip wares from vicus Ulmetum.


Florin-Ovidiu Botiș, Irina Achim
Eastern Sigillata at Histria. The distribution in the local contexts.


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


Coffee break


Lectures: Lower Moesia, Pannonia and Eastern Provinces


Andrei Opaiț, Alexandru Barnea, Bianca Elena Grigoraș
Supplying with wine, olive oil and fish products the Lower Danube frontier.
A case study: Dinogetia.


Alexander Harizanov
Rural ceramic workshops in Roman Thrace (second half of the 1st – end of the 3rd c. AD).


Piroska Magyar-Hárshegyi, Dénes Gabler
Household of the Roman urban elite in Aquincum (Folyamőr str., Budapest). Imported and local pottery.


Denis Zhuravlev
Terra sigillata from Pantikapaion.


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


Ertekin M. Doksanalti
The Roman and Late Roman ceramic from the Heroon of Harbor street at Knidos


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


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


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



Tuesday, September 25th, Visit to Zalău and Porolissum


Departure from Cluj to Zalău from the main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University


Welcome speeches
Tiberiu Marc, President of Sălaj County
PhD Corina Bejenariu, Manager of the County Museum of History and Art of Zalău


Lectures: Eastern Provinces


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.


Apostolos Garyfallopoulos
Roman pottery from Pella.


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.


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


Coffee break


Guided tour of the County Museum of History and Art at Zalău, including a pottery display (several groups).


Lunch break


Departure from Zalău to Porolissum.


Guided tour of the ancient site at Porolissum.


Dinner offered by the County Museum of History and Art and by the Sălaj County Council.


Arrival in Cluj-Napoca.



Wednesday, September 26th, Cluj-Napoca,
Nicolae Iorga” Amphitheatre, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Babeș-Bolyai University


Lectures: Eastern Provinces, Noricum and Lower Germany


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


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


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


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


Allard Mees
Social aspects in the usage of terra sigillata.


Coffee break


Lectures: Britannia and Italy


Maria Duggan
Imported pottery and economic connections at Tintagel, Cornwall.


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


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


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


Girolamo Ferdinando De Simone
Integrating oversea imports with sub-regional economic clusters: a view from Campania.


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


Lunch break


Poster session


Coffee break


Departure to the National Museum of Transylvanian History, Constantin Daicoviciu str., no. 2.


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.


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


Departure from Cluj-Napoca to Alba Iulia from the main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University


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


Lectures: Italy


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


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


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


Coffee break


Lectures: Iberian Peninsula


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


Begoña Serrano-Arnáez, Oscar Bonilla-Santander, Ángel Santos-Horneros
Contexts of the Roman Republican era in Bursau, an oppidum of the Hispania Citerior.


Lunch break


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.




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


Lectures: Italy and Iberian Peninsula


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


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.


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).


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).


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


Coffee break


Lectures: Iberian Peninsula, Egypt and North Africa


Cristina Mondin, Mohamed Kenawi, Maria Lucia Patanè
Kom Wasit (Egitto): dall’epoca ellenistica al tardo romano.


Laura Rembart, Lisa Peloschek, Denise Katzjäger
Trade and production in Upper Egypt. The ceramic production center in the Aswan Region and its distribution.


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.


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


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).


Lunch break


Lectures: Interdisciplinary researches and Eastern Provinces


Malgorzata Daszkiewicz, Marcin Baranowski
Possibilities of using Reflectance Transformation Imaging for studying ceramic technology and alteration processes affecting pottery


Gerwulf Schneider, Malgorzata Daszkiewicz
Chemical analyses of Hellenistic to Roman table wares in the Eastern Roman provinces: results and open questions.


Mantha Zarmakoupi, Magda Athanasoula
The Delos Underwater Survey Project (2014-2016): The Fourni shipwreck.


Coffee break


Closing conference (Aula Magna hall of the Babeș-Bolyai University).


General meeting of the RCRF members (Aula Magna hall of the Babeș-Bolyai University).


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


Departure from Cluj-Napoca to Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa from the main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University.


Coffee break


Visit of the archaeological site at Ulpia Traiana Sarmizegetusa and the site Museum, with a pottery display.


Lunch (Sarmis Guesthouse, Sarmizegetusa).


Departure to Hunyadi Castle, Hunedoara


Guided tour of the Hunyadi Castle.


Departure to Cluj-Napoca



Sunday, September 30th, Visit to Potaissa/ Turda


Departure from Cluj-Napoca to Turda from the main building of the Babeș-Bolyai University.


Visit to the fortress of the 5th Macedonica legion at Potaissa / Turda.


Coffee break at the Turda History Museum.


Visit of the Turda History Museum, with thematic posters and a pottery display.


Brunch at the Museum.


Visit of Turda Salt Mine (several groups).


Departure to Cluj-Napoca.

Final Lists of Lectures and Posters

Lectures: for download click here: as PDF

Posters: for download click here: as MS Word, as PDF

List of the Poster display order: as PDF