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Toni Ñaco del Hoyo

Toni Ñaco del Hoyo

Universitat de Girona


Prof. Toni Ñaco del Hoyo (PhD 1996, UAB) is a Roman Historian. Before joining ICREA in 2009 he held Catalan and Spanish funded postdoctoral positions at Oxford for 3 years till 2002, Fulbright Visiting Fellowship at UC Berkeley (2004), and a Ramón y Cajal Fellowship at UAB (2004-9). Research awards as PI: H.F. Guggenheim Foundation (2007), RICIP (2010; 2012-3), 4 Spanish R+D Grants, Icrea Conference Award (2012), Tytus Visiting Fellowship at U.Cincinnati (2014); 4-year grant of archaeological research (2018-21). From 2011 to 2021 he was yearly Visiting Scholar at Classics (Oxford). He has sponsored 5 postdocs (2012-4; 2018-23). In 2015 he moved to U. Girona, where he was the PI of a funded SGR Consolidated Group (2017-21) leading 25 researchers. He has successfully supervised 4 PhD theses and he is currently supervising 3 further theses. He is also sponsoring 3 PhD Research Assistants.

Research interests

Prof. Ñaco del Hoyo’s research and interests lie predominantly with the history and archaeology of Republican Rome. Alongside J. Principal (Barcelona) and M. Dobson (Exeter) he is currently editing an international volume on ‘Rome and the north-western Mediterranean integration and connectivity c. 150-70 BCE’, for Oxbow Books. Also, he has conducted research on Republican taxation, collateral damage, garrisoning strategies, asymmetrical warfare, military intelligence and logistics, crisis management, international relations, and peacebuilding studies in the Classical World. In 2018 he co-edited an international volume on ‘War, Warlords and Interstate relations in the Ancient Mediterranean’ (Leiden-Boston 2018). Also, he is currently co-editing a ‘Brill’s Companion to the Mercenaries of the Ancient Western Mediterranean’, alongside J. Armstrong (Auckland) and L. Rawlings (Cardiff).

Selected publications

T. Ñaco del Hoyo, ‘Hispania and its early Transalpine connections’,  in A. Díaz Fernández (ed.), Provinces and Provincial Command, from Early Times to Augustus, Colección ‘Libera Res Publica’, n. 4, Sevilla-Zaragoza, 2021, 107-125.

Toni Ñaco del Hoyo, Jordi Principal, ‘The ‘locust effect’: an African disaster and the north-western Mediterranean’, in D. Nappo, G. Merola (a cura di), Economia e frontera nel mondo romano, Edipuglia, Bari-Roma, 2021, 61-75.

Selected research activities

Co-organisation and Chair: Fifth GERRM Seminar (Group of Studies in The Middle Roman Republic), Girona May, 28 (Online). Guest speaker: Dr. Claudio Vacanti (U. Campania L. Vanvitelli).

-Conference organisation and paper: Online workshop: ‘Rome and the North Western Mediterranean: Integration and Connectivity c. 150-70 BCE’, UdG & MAC. May 21, 2021.

-Review activities: Journal of Roman Archaeology, Suppléments Revue Phoenix (Quebec, Canada), Colección Libera Res Publica (Zaragoza-Sevilla), member of editorial board.

-Conferences: Rome (IT) & Newcastle (UK),online; St. Andrew’s (UK) online; Bibracte (FR); Zaragoza.

ICREA Memoir 2021