Toni Ñaco del Hoyo

Universitat de Girona


Prof. Toni Ñaco del Hoyo (PhD 1996, UAB) is a Roman Historian. A former Fulbrighter (UC Berkeley, 2004), before joining ICREA in 2009 he held Catalan and Spanish funded postdoctoral positions at Oxford University for 3 years in 1998-2002. In 2004-9 he held a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship at UAB. Research awards as PI: H.F. Guggenheim Foundation (2007), RICIP (2010; 2012-3), Spanish R+D Grants (2011-3; 2015-8), Acción Complementaria (2011), ARCS (2012), Icrea Conference Award (2012), Margo Tytus Visiting Fellowship at Cincinnati (2014); 4-year grant of archaeological research (2018-21). Since 2011 he has been yearly Visiting Scholar at Classics (Oxford). He has sponsored 3 postdocs (2012-4; 2018-20). In 2015 he moved to Universitat de Girona, where he is the PI of a funded SGR Consolidated Group (2017-20) leading 22 researchers from Girona and Museu d'Arqueologia de Catalunya. He has successfully supervised 4 PhD dissertations and he is currently  supervising 5 further theses.

Research interests

Prof. Ñaco del Hoyo’s research and interests lie predominantly with the history and archaeology of the Roman Republic. Thanks to Spanish funding (2015-8) he has led a team on the Roman intervention in the West. Also, he has conducted research on Republican taxation (recently revisited), collateral damage, garrisoning strategies, asymmetrical warfare, military intelligence and logistics, crisis management, international relations and peacebuilding studies in the Classical World. Recently, he has co-edited a book on Rome’s military intervention in pre-Sertorian Hispania (Barcelona 2017). Likewise, late in 2017 he co-edited a volume on War, Warlords and Interstate relations in the Ancient Mediterranean (Leiden-Boston 2018), with a high profile line-up of multidisciplinary contributors. There have been positive reviews submitted to Classical Review (by H. Cornwell, Birmingham) and to Bryn Mawr Classical Review (by B. Turner, Portland State).

Selected publications

Ñaco del Hoyo T & López-Sánchez F (eds.) 2018, ‘War, Warlords and Interstate Relations in the Ancient Mediterranean, Brill Editions, Impact of Empire Series n.28, Leiden-Boston.

Ñaco del Hoyo A & López-Sánchez F 2018, ‘Introduction. ‘Multipolarity’ and ‘warlords’ prior to the Roman Empire’, in Ñaco del Hoyo A, López-Sánchez F (eds.), War, Warlords and Interstate Relations… (Leiden-Boston) 1-14.

Ñaco del Hoyo T & Principal J 2018, ‘Q. Sertorius, a ‘warlord’ in Hispania?’, in Ñaco del Hoyo T & López-Sánchez F (eds.), War, Warlords and Interstate Relations… (Leiden-Boston), 380-414.

– Duran M, López F, Mestres I, Ñaco del Hoyo T & Principal J 2018, ‘Evidencias numismáticas en un espacio logístico tardorrepublicano: el Camp de les LLoses (Tona, Barcelona, Cataluña)’, (a cura di) Pardini G, Parise N, Marani FI, Numismatica e Archeologia.Monete, stratigrafie e contesti. Dati a confronto. Workshop Internazionale di Numismatica (Roma, 28-30 settembre 2011), Roma, Edizioni Quasar, 475-486.

Ñaco del Hoyo T  & Arrayás Morales I, Busquets Artigas S et al. 2018, ‘Roma o Mitrídates. Las póleis griegas en su última encrucijada (89-63 a.C.): cuatro casos de estudio’, Faventia, 37, 2015, 35-55.

Selected research activities

PI of 2017SGR-1688, a funded Consolidated Research Group in Prehistory, Archaeological Heritage and Antiquity (2018-20).

– PI of 437-K117, a funded Project in Archaeological and Paleontological Research (2018-21).

– Responsible for a ‘Beatriu de Pinós’ Postdoc Researcher in Ancient History (Dr D. Gómez-Castro), Dec 2018 to Nov 2020.

– Lectures presented in Bochum, Girona and Oxford.

– 3 research stays as a Visiting Scholar (Classics, Oxford).

– Workshop organiser: Espacios de integración en el NE de la Hispania Citerior, Girona, Sep. 28, 2018; and (along J. Principal & M.Fernández-Götz): From battlefields to memory sites. Conflict archaeology through the ages, Barcelona, 30 Nov-Dec 1, 2018.

– Evaluation reports for research agencies, scholarly journals, academic publishers.