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 job at UAB (2004-9). Research awards as PI: H.F. Guggenheim Foundation (2007), RICIP (2010; 2012-3), 5 Spanish R+D Grants, Icrea Conference Award (2012), Tytus Visiting Fellowship at U.Cincinnati (2014); grants for archaeological research (2018-21; 2022-5). He is currently Visiting Scholar at Classics (Oxford). He has sponsored 5 postdocs (2012-4; 2018-23) and 3 PhD assistants. In 2015 he moved to UdG, where he has coordinated and still does a funded SGR Consolidated Group (2017-21; 2022-4) leading 22 researchers. He has successfully supervised 4 PhD theses and he is currently supervising 3 further theses. Member of an editorial board: Colección Libera Res Publica (Zaragoza-Sevilla).

Research interests

Prof. Ñaco del Hoyo's research and interests lie predominantly with the history of Republican Rome. Alongside J. Principal (Barcelona) and M. Dobson (Exeter) he is recently edted an international volume on ‘Rome and the north-western Mediterranean integration and connectivity c. 150-70 BC’, for Oxbow Books (2022). 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

- Ñaco del Hoyo T, Principal J, Dobson M (eds.) 2022, 'ROME AND THE NORTH-WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN: INTEGRATION AND CONNECTIVITY', C. 150-70 BC, Oxbow Books Ltd., Oxford & Philadelphia.

- Ñaco del Hoyo T, Principal J & Dobson M 2022 "Introduction: the Agency of Integration and Connectivity in the North-Western Mediterranean", in Ñaco del Hoyo T, Principal J, Dobson M (eds.), ROME AND THE NORTH-WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN: INTEGRATION AND CONNECTIVITY, C. 150-70 BC, Oxbow Books Ltd., Oxford & Philadelphia, 2022, ix - xiv. 

- Principal J & Ñaco del Hoyo T 2022, "A message in a bottle crossing the north-western Mediterranean", in Ñaco del Hoyo T,  Principal J & Dobson M (eds.), ROME AND THE NORTH-WESTERN MEDITERRANEAN: INTEGRATION AND CONNECTIVITY, C. 150-70 BC, Oxbow Books Ltd., Oxford & Philadelphia, 2022, 259-269.

- Ñaco del Hoyo T 2022, 'SASKIA T. ROSELAAR, ITALY'S ECONOMIC REVOLUTION: INTEGRATION AND ECONOMY IN REPUBLICAN ITALY', Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019. Pp. viii 297, illus. isbn 9780198829447. The Journal of Roman Studies, 1-2.

Selected research activities

-PI of a R+D Project Grant, PID2021-124022NB-I00, Agencia Estatal de Investigación (AEI) ‘The north-western Mediterranean in Republican Rome (c. 150-70 BC): maritime and land connectivity’ (2022-2026, 4 years).

-PI of a 4-year Archaeological research grant D/749000104/4431/0000 -Republican Rome in Ausetania (ROMAUS). Culture Department, Catalonia.

-Organisation, paper, and chair: Sixth GERRM Seminar (Group of Studies in The Middle Roman Republic), Girona December, 16 (Online).   

-Review & evaluation: Routledge (London & NY), Erebea, Indice Histórico Español, Romana Res Publica (Paris), AEI (postdocs); Suppléments Francophones de la Revue Phoenix (Quebec, Canada); External PhD examiner (U. Newcastle).

-Conferences: Nijmegen (ND), St Andrews (UK), Newcastle (UK online); Orange (FR); Vitoria-Gasteiz, Paris (FR online).