Dr Ralph Häussler MA, PhD

Senior Lecturer in Classics

Lampeter

Tel: 01570424721
E-mail: r.haeussler@uwtsd.ac.uk

Ralph Haeusler

 Senior Lecturer in Classics

My major research interests include:

  • Identity, ethnicity and ethnogenesis 
    in the Roman empire

  • Socio-cultural change between Iron Age and Principate

  • Religions in the Roman empire
    - religious change, translatability, individualisation; sacred landscapes
    - especially in North Italy, Gallia Narbonensis, Eastern Gaul and Britain 

  • Agency and Individualisation

  • Impact of imperialism

  • on local / indigenous societies

  • Diversity of flaminicae and archiereiai in the Roman empire

Selected Publications

Monographs & conference proceedings

2013.  Becoming Roman? Diverging Identities and Experiences in Ancient Northwest Italy (University College London Institute of Archaeology Publications) Left Coast Press Inc., California. ().

2012. G.F. Chiai, R. Haeussler and C. Kunst (edd.), Interpretatio. Religiöse Kommuni­kation zwischen Globalisierung und Partikularisierung (proceedings of the conference at Osnabrück University, 9th-11th september 2010). Roma: Mediterraneo Antico.

2008. R. Haeussler (ed.), Romanisation et épigraphie. Études interdisciplinaires sur l’acculturation et l’iden­tité dans l’Empire romain, Montagnac (Éditions Monique Mergoil, Archéologie et His­toire Romaine, 17). (cf. www.editions-monique-mergoil.fr).

Articles in international journals and conference proceedings

2013. “Religion and individualisation in Southern Gaul”, in: W. Spickermann (ed.), Keltische Götternamen als individuelle Option? Celtic Theonyms as Individual Option? Akten des 11. internationalen Workshops „Fontes Epigraphici Religionum Celticarum Antiquarum“ vom 19.-21. Mai 2011 an der Universität Erfurt. Osnabrück (Osnabrücker Reihe zu Altertum und Antike Rezeption, vo. 19), pp. 185-211.

2012. “Interpretatio indigena. Re-inventing local cults in a global world”, Mediterraneo Antico 15 (1-2), 143-174.

2012. “Hero Cults in Britain and Gaul between Iron Age and Principate”, in: P. Anreiter, E. Bánffy, L. Bartosiewicz, W. Meid and C. Metzner-Nebelsick (edd.),Archaeological, Cultural and Linguistic Heritage. Festschrift for Erzsébet Jerem in Honour of her 70th Birthday, Budapest: Archaeo­lingua, pp. 249-264.

2011. “Grassroot democracy: das athenische Experiment”, Potestas 4, 2011, 21-53.

2011. “Beyond ‘polis religion’ and sacerdotes publici in Southern Gaul”, in: Federico Santangelo et James Richardson (edd.), Priests and State in the Roman World. Stuttgart: Steiner (Potsdamer Altertums­wissen­schaft­liche Beiträge, 33), S. 391-428.

2010. “From tomb to temple. On the role of hero cults in local religions in Gaul and Britain in Iron Age and Roman period”, in: J. Arenas Esteban (ed.), Celtic Religion across Space and Time. Molina de Aragón, Toledo, pp. 201-226.