Toni Ñaco del Hoyo

Universitat de Girona


Prof. Toni Ñaco del Hoyo (PhD 1996, Barcelona) is an Ancient Historian of the Classical World. A former Fulbrighter (UC Berkeley, 2004), before joining ICREA in 2009 he held Catalan and Spanish funded postdoctoral positions at Wolfson College Oxford (1998-2002), where he remains a member, as well as a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship at UAB (2004-9). Research awards as PI: H.F. Guggenheim Foundation (2007), RICIP (2010; 2012-3), Spanish Government R+D Grants (2011-3; 2015-8), Acción Complementaria (2011), ARCS (2012), Icrea Conference Award (2012), Margo Tytus Visiting Fellowship at Cincinnati (summer 2014). Since 2012 he has been yearly Visiting Scholar at the Classics Faculty (Oxford). He has supervised 4 already finished PhD dissertations. In September 2015 he moved to Universitat de Girona, where he is currently a member of the Executive Commission of the Doctorate Programme in Humanities.

Research interests

As an ancient historian, Prof. Ñaco del Hoyo mostly deals with the Hellenistic and Roman Republican periods. Thanks to Spanish funding (currently prorogued for 2018), he is leading a team on the history and the archaeology of the Roman intervention in the West (NE Hispania) from the financial and military logistic standpoints. Also, he has conducted research on collateral damage, garrisoning strategies, asymmetrical warfare, military intelligence, crisis management, international relations and peacebuilding studies in the Classical World, and last but not least he has recently revisited his old work on Roman Republican taxation. He has most recently co-edited a book on Rome's military intervention in pre-Sertorian Hispania (Barcelona 2017). Likewise, in December 2017 a co-edited volume on War, Warlords and Interstate relations in the Ancient Mediterranean was published by Brill Ed. (Leiden-Boston), with a high profile line-up of multidisciplinary contributors.

Selected publications

- Principal J, Ñaco del Hoyo T, Duran M & Mestres I (eds.) 2017, Roma en la Península Ibérica presertoriana. Escenarios de implantación militar provincial, Colección Instrumenta, Barcelona. 256 pp.).

- Ñaco del Hoyo T 2017, ‘'‘Conectividad’, integración militar y ‘estrés bélico’ en el N.E. de Hispania Citerior (c.125-100 a.C.).’, in Principal J, Ñaco del Hoyo T. et al. (eds.), Roma en la Península Ibérica presertoriana.... Barcelona. pp. 17-38.

- Principal J, Ñaco del Hoyo T, Mestres I, Duran M 2017, ‘Presentación’, in Principal J, Ñaco del Hoyo T, et al. (eds.), Roma en la Península Ibérica presertoriana....Barcelona. pp. 9-11.

Selected research activities

-1 PhD Thesis examined as a co-supervisor: Dr Pau Valdés, 'La logística del ejército romano durante la República Media' (UB, 28th July), cum laude, and 2 Master Dissertations examined as supervisor: Mr Gerard R. Ventós and Mr Ferran Sisa (UdG, 12th September).

-Conference papers and lectures presented in New York, Barcelona, Ghent, UdG, Bochum, Cambridge (UK).

-3 research stays as a Visiting Scholar (Classics, Oxford Univ.), several weeks each.

-Organisation of II Colloquium Libera Res Publica. Forum of Spanish Historians of the Roman Republic (Girona, 21-2 Sep 2017).

-Member of the International Network 'Structural Determinants of Economic Performance in the Roman World' (Ghent - Brussels, 2017-2021).

-Member of Editorial Board: 'EMPÚRIES. Revista de prehistòria, arqueologia i etnologia' (Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya).