We develop resources to encourage the use of computational modelling in Roman economy studies:
- a playable explanation of why we should model,
- practical tutorials,
- links to open access Roman datasets,
- an open source model library implementing common Roman economics concepts that can be reused,
- an exhaustive bibliography of studies applying the approach,
- an edited volume full of great simulation studies,
- a board game to play through the Roman economy
- a range of case studies including Roman amphora reuse, trade in tableware and ceramic product preference,
- a highly detailed digital representation of Roman roads.
How you can help!
This project is a community effort! Everyone in Roman studies benefits from being able to access an up to date and elaborate archive of models, open datasets and bibliography.
Notice something is missing? You can update the bibliography yourself since it’s an open Zotero group: open access Zotero bibliography “Roman-simulations” . Or get in touch with Tom.
Project MINERVA is funded by a Danmarks Frie Forskningsfond (DFF) Sapere Aude research leadership grant (0163-00060B) awarded to Tom Brughmans.
Project SIMREC is funded through a two-year Marie-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship awarded to Tom Brughmans by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 programme (grant agreement 791948).
Project MERCURY is funded through a three-year early career Fellowship awarded to Tom Brughmans by the Leverhulme Trust (project number ECF-2016-197).