Wine and Institutions in the Ancient World

07-12-2023 to 08-12-2023
Ghent, Campus Boekentoren – Blandijnberg 2 and online
Dimitri Van Limbergen

Wine and Institutions in the Ancient World


Dimitri Van Limbergen (Ghent University), Paulina Komar (University of Warsaw)


For physical attendance: attendance is free, but for practical reasons we ask to register using the following link:


The full program and book of abstracts can be found here.

Follow online

While the conference is in the first place a physical gathering, some of the talks are virtual and the event can also be followed online via Teams. Those interested in online attendance can register on the dedicated Eventbrite page:  Registered participants will receive the team links for both days on December 6.

Keynote lecturers

Jon Seligman, The wine presses and kilns of Yavne – technology, quantification and the terroir of Gaza and Ashqelon (Jon Seligman, with Elie Haddad and Liat Nadav-Ziv)

Book presentation ‘Vine-growing and winemaking in the Roman world’

On Thursday December 7 at 17:00, Dimitri Van Limbergen will present the book ‘Vine-growing and winemaking in the Roman World’, forthcoming at Peeters Publishers within the book series of the Academia Belgica in December 2023.


The conference will take place in Ghent at the Campus Boekentoren – Blandijnberg 2, room 2.21 (Thursday) and 2.24 (Friday).


The conference is generously funded by the Faculty Research Fund of Ghent University (Faculty of Arts and Philosophy), the Ghent Institute for Classical Studies (GICS) and the University of Warsaw. The event is also supported by the Roman Society Research Center, a joint research center by Ghent University and the Free University of Brussels.

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