Pau de Soto
PhD in Classical Archaeology (2010) from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). He is specialized in the use of GIS and Network Analysis to analyse the Roman transportation and communication routes. He also obtained an MSc. in Geographical Information Technologies (2012) from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB). After his PhD, he has been involved in projects at several international research centers and universities in Catalonia, Spain, England, Italy and Portugal. He is also specialized in the development of non-intrusive techniques, mainly geophysics applied to Archaeology. Since October 2016, he is working as a Marie Curie Fellow at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa developing a project about the evolution of the transportation networks in the Iberian Peninsula from Roman times to the XIXth Century.
Tom Brughmans is an archaeologist specialised in studying the Roman economy through ceramic data analysis, computational simulation modeling and network science. He is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Oxford’s School of Archaeology where he leads the Leverhulme-funded project MERCURY, affiliated with the Oxford Roman Economy Project. He previously held a postdoctoral position at the computer science department in Konstanz where he developed original computational GIS methods for studying visibility phenomena in landscape archaeology. Tom holds a PhD and MSc in Roman archaeology through computational methods and Roman tableware studies (University of Southampton), and an MA and BA in Archaeology (KU Leuven).
Santiago has a degree in Philosophy and Letters by the Autonomous University of Barcelona, an MSc in Medieval Archaeology (University of Barcelona) and a Specialisation in Museology (University of Barcelona). Between 1990 and 2008 he belonged to the Autonomous University of Barcelona staff reaching the chief of the digital computing department position of the Humanities Library. From 2008 he was hired as Head of the Digital Resources Service of the Institute for Catalan Studies. In this position, he has been responsible of the technical development of several national and international projects like the TIR-FOR Project, Corpus des Troubadors, Mapa de la Recerca en Neurociències a Catalunya, Corpus Internationale des Timbres Amphoriques or Catalunya Carolíngia.
He is chairman of Archaeology at the Autonomous University of Barcelona and member of the Institute for Catalan Studies. He was director of the Badalona Museum between 1975 and 1980. He has held various positions in the Generalitat of Catalonia: he has served as Head of the Museum Service (1980-82), Deputy Director of Museums, Plastic Arts and Archeology (1982-84), Subdirector General of Universities (1987-90) and director of this last section (1990-93), he has also been director of the Catalan Institute of Classical Archeology (2003-2007). In the field of research, he has worked on various aspects of Roman archaeology in Catalonia, including excavations and studies about the Roman cities of Baetulo (Badalona) and Iesso (Guissona) and the edition of Sheet K/J-31 of the Tabula Imperii Romani, commission that he presides since 2014. His knowledge about Iberian Roman archaeology is an added value to this project. He is a delegate of the IEC in the International Academic Union (UAI) and vice president of the UAI since 2013. He has been appointed an elected member of the Royal Catalan Academy of Fine Arts of Sant Jordi (2008).