Toni Ñaco del Hoyo

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 till 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), 3 Spanish R+D Grants, Icrea Conference Award (2012), 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 25 researchers. He has successfully supervised 4 PhD dissertations and he is currently  supervising 5 further theses. He is also sponsoring 1 PhD Research Assistant (IF-UdG, 2019-2022).

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, 2019-21) he leads a team on the Roman intervention in the West, alongside Dr J. Principal (Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya). They will organize an international conference on the North-Western Mediterranean (c. 150-70 BCE) in Girona in 2020. 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, in 2018 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.

Selected publications

Ñaco del Hoyo T 2019 ‘Rethinking stipendiarius as tax terminology of the Roman Republic. Political and military dimensions’ Museum Helveticum. Schweizerische Zeitschrift für klassische Altertumswissenschaft, 76.1 , 70-87.

Ñaco del Hoyo T 2019, ‘Invited Review of James Tan, Power and Public Finance at Rome, 264–49 BCE. 2017 Oxford University Press Oxford, 9780190639570, £ 64’, Historische Zeitschrift 308, Issue 2, 2019, 453–456,

Selected research activities

-PI (together with Dr Jordi Principal, Museu d’Arqueologia de Catalunya) of the funded project (Ministry of Science): PGC2018- 098991-B-I00: Spaces of integration in Republican Rome (II). NE of Hispania Citerior and its connectivity (133-72 BCE). 2019-21 + 1 PhD Research Assistantship (4 years).

-Responsible for a 3-year PhD Research Assistant IFUdG (funded by Universitat de Girona): Mr. Gerard R.Ventós (October 2019 – September 2022).

-Responsible for a 2-year Postdoctoral ‘Juan de la Cierva’ Fellowship (funded by Ministry of Science): FJC-2018-038166-I (fellowship granted, but candidate withdrawn for personal reasons before signing his job contract).

-Conference lectures presented at Naples (Università Federico II) and Mallorca (III Llibera Res Publica Forum of Roman Republican Historians).

-2 Seminars of ‘Group of Research of Mid-Republican Rome’ (GERRM) organized in Girona (12 and 20 September). Guest speakers: Dr. F.J. Vervaet (Melbourne) and J. Muñiz Coello (Huelva).

– 3 research stays as a Visiting Scholar (Classics, Oxford University) in February, May, November.

– Evaluation reports for Agencia Estatal de Investigación (research project grant applications), scholarly journals (Erebea, Onoba, Indice Histórico Español) and academic publishers (Routledge Editions, London-New York).