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The main subject of the 13th Colloquium on Roman Provincial Art „International Colloquium Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani / Roman stone sculpture”:

Cult and votive monuments in the Roman provinces: Sculpture techniques, sources of stone material, craftsmanship and decoration– Iconography and symbolism.


The objectives of the 13th Colloquium, considering the usual topics of this manifestation, focus on the following aspects:

  • Investigation of the sources of stone material, the techniques and artists used for making the cult and votive monuments, the chosen iconography and the reconstruction of their original display. A special attention is wished to be granted to the original appearance of the monuments, known to have been (partially) polychrome, and to the question on the relation between the kinds of stone used and the chosen techniques.
  • Creation of a body of reflection on the iconography and symbolism with special focus on the cult and votive monuments in the Roman provinces.
  • Investigation of the fate and afterlife of the cult and votive monuments in the provinces of the Roman Empire during the Roman time and the Late Antiquity.
  • Presentation of the newest archaeological finds and scientific results in a brief and informative way.

Providing for specialists:

  • Direct knowledge of the main and other subjects to be dealt with and their discussion points;
  • A high-level educational framework for students in the process of specialization;
  • The opportunity to exchange research experiences and to plan future scientific projects.

The organizers will publish the proceedings of the 13th Colloquium on Roman Provincial Art in the series IMΛGINES – Studies on ancient arts and iconography, which will serve as a reference for the most prestigious international universities and research centers.

Organizing the Colloquium on Roman Provincial Art in Romania will offer the opportunity to bring into focus the rich archaeological heritage and scientific work of the archaeological museums in Bucharest, Alba Iulia, Deva, ConstanĂˆ›a and their branches and ancient sites.

This manifestation will give an impetus to the development of studies on Roman Art in Romania and the neighboring countries in the Lower Danube region.
Further it will improve acceptance and understanding of archaeological heritage and Roman Art in the local and regional social context.