Workshop: Law and Imperial Power

Lopez Garcia, A. (Järjestäjätoimikunnan puheenjohtaja), Diego Romero Vera (Järjestäjätoimikunnan puheenjohtaja), Tuori, K. (Puheenjohtaja), Mataix Ferrándiz, E. (Puhuja: esitelmän pitäjä), Anthony Álvarez Melero (Puhuja: esitelmän pitäjä)

Aktiviteetti: Tapahtumaan osallistumisen ja tapahtuman järjestämisen tyypitKonferensseihin, kursseille ja seminaareihin osallistuminen ja näiden järjestäminen


In the workshop the implantation of the imperial power in Hispania in the high Roman
Empire will be analysed. The systematic establishment of the Roman administration in
the Iberian Peninsula occurred especially thanks to the creation of numerous
municipalities by Caesar and Augustus. During that period, Hispania becomes a
relatively urbanized territory, which is especially emphasized in the Flavian era with the
municipal promotion of numerous stipendiariae communities. The extension of ius Latii
resulted in the gradual and widespread expansion of the Roman administrative system.
The Roman city becomes a legal and institutional construction, the core of social,
political, religious and economic life.
These new municipalities developed ambitious urban transformation programs,
seeking to equate civic monumentality and legal status. The city becomes the axis of the
legal, administrative, sacred and economic system and the main element of
dissemination of imperial ideology. On the commercial level, the establishment of an
important distribution network of agricultural products, mainly olive oil and wine,
makes Hispania one of the main producers of the empire. To articulate the territory, a
wide network of infrastructures was developed that allowed the terrestrial and
commercial communication inside the peninsula.
In this lectures, several current cases of historical, archaeological and epigraphic
study will be presented with several experts from the universities of Seville (Spain) and
Helsinki. This event is organized with the collaboration between the Project Law,
Governance and Space (SpaceLaw) funded by the European Research Council (ERC-COG
771874) and the University of Seville.
Aikajakso29 lokakuuta 2019
Tapahtuman tyyppiTyöpaja
SijaintiHelsinki, Suomi
Tunnustuksen arvoKansainvälinen