Basic information
18 November 2020 at 9:00 until 18 November 2020 at 14:00
Ptuj, the ceremonial hall of Ptuj Castle

Institute of Archaeology
Pokrajinski muzej Ptuj - Ormož

Dear colleagues,

Due to the deteriorating epidemiological situation, we will prepare Symposium Poetovio and its ager in two parts. The first part will take place on November 18, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (with a break), with online video meeting - ZOOM. Each participant will present their topic briefly (5 to 10 minutes). The event will be filmed. You will receive the program on time.

Please send us your presentations till November 13 as a PowerPoint or PDF document.

The second part of the symposium will be held live in 2021 with more detailed presentations. The date will be set later. The symposium will be followed by the publication of papers.

The program and detailed instructions for the first part will be send in the following days.

Iva Ciglar and Jana Horvat


The conference is dedicated to the 1950th anniversary of the first mention of the Roman settlement of Poetovio. The aim is to present new archaeological findings in the area of the colony and in its administrative territory. The conference will focus on in various aspects of the town's development, from field research to in-depth analyses of archaeological finds and written sources. It is necessary to understand how various issues have affected the territory of the town, such as borders, road networks, small settlements and villae, economy, indigenous populations etc, what were the traditions from prehistory as well as the changes after the collapse of the Roman Empire.

The conference is accompanied by the exhibition At the heart of Poetovio, Ptuj in the time of the Roman Empire that is set up at Ptuj Castle.

The aim of the conference is to make advances in the knowledge of the Roman period in the Poetovio's territory, to accelerate future research, facilitate the protection of cultural heritage and enable better presentation of archaeological heritage to the public.

Papers are limited to 15 minutes.

Field research and preliminary analyses of the artefacts can be also presented as a poster, with five-minute presentations.

The official languages of the congress are Slovenian, Croatian, English and German.

Deadline for applications: 31 July 2020.
Abstracts of 1000 characters (incl. spaces): 31 August 31 2020.

In case of large number of applications, the organizing committee reserves the right to adjust the program (e.g. the length and format of presentations).


Papers for publication should be submitted by April 2021. More detailed instructions will be published after the symposium.

Contact and registration:

Iva Ciglar:
Jana Horvat: