The Real Estate Market in the Roman World

  • Marta Garcia Morcillo (Keynote/plenary speaker)

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    The property market was a key economic sector in ancient Rome. Roman society was strongly shaped by patrimonial mentality and – as happens in modern societies – also largely influenced by political agendas, speculative enterprises and financial crises. The study of this multifaceted sector requires a deep understanding of cultural and normative frameworks, institutions and economic structures, but also cross-disciplinary approaches and comparative research of other pre-industrial and modern societies. The conference will be enriched by economic theory, discuss new evidence and perspectives, and bring together current research on a wide variety of business and managerial activities, motivations and social aspects that concerned both urban and rural, residential and commercial properties. Ultimately, the event aims to provide tools and ideas that inspire future research in ancient and comparative ‘real estate studies'.

    Organisers: Marta García Morcillo (University of Roehampton, London) and Cristina Rosillo-López (Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Sevilla, Spain), in collaboration with the Institute of Classical Studies.

    This conference has been generously funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science, Innovation and Universities, the Royal Economic Society, the Economic History Society, the Institute of Classical Studies, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (Sevilla) and the University of Roehampton (London).
    Period25 Mar 202027 Mar 2020
    Event typeConference
    LocationLondon, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • Real Estate Market
    • Ancient Economy
    • Roman Property
    • Roman Urbanism
    • Roman Society
    • Roman Housing