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Emilia Mataix Ferrándiz, Doctor

  • PL 9 (Siltavuorenpenger 1A)



  • Yliopistonkatu 3, Porthania

    00100 Helsinki



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Curriculum vitae

I defended my PhD in Roman law in march, 2014 (university of Alicante and Facolta di giurisprudenza Palermo) concerning the criminal liability for shipwrecking. I have just finished my 2nd PhD in archaeology (June, 2018) concerning the epigraphy of merchandise at the Universities of Southampton and Lyon 2 la lumiere, related to the Portus limen project ( My research interest lies on Roman law and especially on its commercial and maritime focus. Moreover,  my work is also devoted to examining the ways in which the material of inscribed artefacts provides information regarding their use as objects of communication. I like to connect the materiality of epigraphy of merchandise against the background of Roman law, by shifting the focus from traditional linguistic analysis to the means by which inscribed texts were created, shaped, and used as commercial tools in the different regions of the Mediterranean. I was  awarded a postdoctoral fellowship at the Helsinki Collegium for advanced studies to develop a project entitled materialising and tracing roman commercial sea law (2nd cent BC-3rd cent AD). Since August 2020, I have been hired as collaborator for the Center of Excellence Eurostorie (University of Helsinki), concretely on the subproject 1 "Law and the uses of the past" (

Education/Academic qualification

Archaeology, PhD, University of Southampton

Award Date: 22 Oct 2018

Law, PhD, Universidad de Alicante

Award Date: 20 Mar 2014

Law, Universidad pontificia de Comillas (Icade) Madrid

Award Date: 30 Sep 2011

External positions

Visiting fellow, Univ Southampton, University of Southampton, Dept Archaeol

Oct 2018 → …

Lecturer Roman law, International University of Valencia

Jun 2015 → …

Qualified sollicitor, Ilustre colegio de abogados de Madrid

Sep 2010 → …

Fields of Science

  • 615 History and Archaeology
  • Roman archaeology
  • Classical archaeology
  • Epigraphy
  • 513 Law
  • History of law
  • Roman Law
  • Ancient law
  • european history of law

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Publications and projects within past five years.
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