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Rens Tacoma

Associate Professor

Name
Dr. L.E. Tacoma
Telephone
+31 71 527 2632
E-mail
l.e.tacoma@hum.leidenuniv.nl
ORCID iD
0000-0001-9387-1590

Rens Tacoma is a university lecturer at the Institute for History.

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Spreekuur / Hours

Na afspraak / by appointment

Biography

Laurens Ernst (Rens) Tacoma studied History at Leiden University, where he graduated cum laude in 1994 in Ancient History. Having spent a year as visiting fellow in Columbia University, New York, he became a PhD at Leiden University in 1995, a position he combined later onwards with a position as Researcher at the Leiden Papyrological Institute. From 2002 to 2005 he was Director of Studies of the Institute for History at Leiden University. He defended his PhD-thesis on the urban elites of Roman Egypt in 2003. In 2003/2004 he was also lecturer in ancient history at Groningen University. From 2010 to 2014 he worked in the the project Moving Romans. Urbanisation, migration and labour in the Roman Principate, for which he stayed in the year 2013/4 as a Fellow at the Royal Dutch Institute in Rome. He is currently lecturer in Ancient History at Leiden University, working and teaching in the field of Roman social history.

Fields of interest

The social and economic history of the ancient world, including demography, the city, mobility and migration, and slavery, all with an emphasis on the first three centuries A.D., though extending occasionally into Late Antiquity as well.

Research

Tacoma has concluded a large research project devoted to Roman migration in the Principate, aiming to offer a comprehensive overview on the basis of a study of migration to and from the city of Rome in the first two centuries A.D. This research formed part of the project Moving Romans. Urbanisation, migration and labour in the Roman Principate. He is currently working on a new book project provisionally entitled ‘The end of politics? Studies in Roman political culture from the 1st to the 6th cent A.D.’

Publications

Moving Romans. Migration to Rome in the Principate (Oxford University Press, 2016)

Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire (Brill, Leiden, 2016)

Fragile Hierarchies. The Urban Elites of Third-Century Roman Egypt (Brill, Leiden, 2005).

Associate Professor

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Oude Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.01b

Contact

  • Tacoma L.E. (2020), Roman Political Culture. Seven Studies of the Senate and City Councils of Italy from the First to the Sixth Century AD. Oxford: Oxford University Press. book
  • Tacoma L.E. (2020), Review of: Lendering, J.; Hunink, V. (2018) Het visioen van Constantijn. Een gebeurtenis die de wereld veranderde , Tijdschrift voor Mediterrane Archeologie 62: 59-61. book review
  • Tacoma L.E. & Tybout R.A. (2019), Inscribing Near Eastern Mobility in the Hellenistic and Roman Periods. In: Yoo J., Zerbini A., Barron C. (Eds.) Migration and Migrant Identities in the Near East from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. London and New York: Routledge. 43-69. book chapter
  • Tacoma L.E. (2018), 'The Labor Market'. In: Holleran C., Claridge A. (Eds.) A Companion to the City of Rome. Malden: Wiley Blackwell. 427-442. book chapter
  • Tacoma L.E. (2017), Bones, Stones, and Monica. Isola Sacra revisited. In: Lo Cascio E., Tacoma L.E., Groen M.J. (Eds.) The Impact of Mobility and Migration in the Roman Empire. Proceedings of the Twelfth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Rome, June 17-19, 2015). Impact of Empire no. 22 Leiden: Brill. 132-154. book chapter
  • Lo Cascio E., Tacoma L.E. & Groen M.J. (Eds.) (2017), The Impact of Mobility and Migration in the Roman Empire. Proceedings of the Twelfth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Rome, June 17-19, 2015) Impact of Empire no. 22. Leiden: Brill. editorship of book
  • Groen M.J. & Tacoma L.E. (2017), The value of labour: Diocletian's Prices Edict. In: Verboven K., Laes C. (Eds.) Work, Labour, and Professions in the Roman World. Impact of Empire no. 23 Leiden: Brill. 104-132. book chapter
  • Tacoma L.E. & Lo Cascio E. (2017), Writing Migration. In: Lo Cascio E., Tacoma L.E., Groen M.J. (Eds.) The Impact of Mobility and Migration in the Roman Empire. Proceedings of the Twelfth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire (Rome, June 17-19, 2015). Impact of Empire no. 22 Leiden: Brill. 13-24. book chapter
  • Ligt L. de & Tacoma L.E. (2016), Approaching migration in the Early Roman Empire. In: Ligt L. de, Tacoma L.E. (Eds.) Migration and Mobility in the Early Roman Empire. Leiden: Brill. 1-22. book chapter
  • Tacoma L.E., Ivleva T. & Breeze D.J. (2016), Lost along the way: a centurion domo Britannia in Bostra, Britannia 47: 31-42. article in journal
  • Ligt L. de & Tacoma L.E. (Eds.) (2016), Migration and mobility in the Roman world. Leiden: Brill. editorship of book
  • Tacoma L.E. (2016), More than a marshy space Review of: Blouin K. (2014) Triangular Landscapes. Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule, Oxford Studies in the Roman Economy, The Classical Review 66(2): 517-519. book review
  • Tacoma L.E. & Tybout R.A. (2016), Moving epigrams. Migration and mobility in the Greek East. In: Ligt L. de, Tacoma L.E. (Eds.) Migration and mobility in the Roman world. Leiden: Brill. 305-344. book chapter
  • Tacoma L.E. (2016), Moving Romans. Migration to Rome in the Principate. Oxford: Oxford University Press. book
  • Groen-Vallinga M.J. & Tacoma L.E. (2015), Contextualising condemnation to hard labour in the Roman Empire. In: Vito C.G. de, Lichtenstein A. (Eds.) Global convict labour. Leiden: Brill. 49-78. book chapter
  • Tacoma L.E. (2015), Imperial wealth in Roman Egypt: The Julio-Claudian ousiai. In: Erdkamp P., Verboven K., Zuiderhoek A. (Eds.) Ownership and exploitation of land and natural resources in the Roman world. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 71-87. book chapter
  • Tacoma L.E. (2015), Roman elite mobility. In: Fisher N., Wees H. van (Eds.) ‘Aristocracy’ in antiquity. Redefining Greek and Roman elites. Swansea: The Classical Press of Wales. 125-146. book chapter
  • Tacoma L.E. (2014), Migrants quarters at Rome?. In: Kleijn G. de, Benoist S. (Eds.) Integration in Rome and the Roman world. Leiden - Boston: Brill. 127-146. book chapter
  • Oerlemans A.P.A. & Tacoma L.E. (2014), Three great killiers. Infectious disease and patterns of mortality in imperial Rome, Ancient Society 44: 213-241. article in journal
  • Tacoma L.E. (2013), ‘Overlappende identiteiten in het Romeinse Rijk’ Review of: Boatwright M.T. (2012) Peoples of the Roman World, TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS 126(1): 119-120. book review
  • Tacoma L.E. (2012), Antieke kindslaven tussen uitbuiting en affectie Review of: Heinen H. (ed.) (2012) Kindersklaven – Sklavenkinder. Schicksale zwischen Zuneigung und Ausbeutung in der Antike und im interkulturellen Vergleich, TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS 125(4): 582-583. book review
  • Tacoma L.E. (2012), Babylonische beeldverwarring Review of: Boiy T. (2010) Babylon. De echte stad en de mythe, TIJDSCHRIFT VOOR GESCHIEDENIS 125: 398. book review
  • Tacoma L.E. (2012), Imperial Estates (Egypt). In: Bagnall R.S., Brodersen K., Champion C.B., Erskine A., Huebner S.R. (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Malden: Wiley-Blackwell. book chapter
  • Tacoma L.E. (2012), Settlement and population. In: Riggs C. (Ed.) Oxford Companion to Roman Egypt. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 122-135. book chapter
  • Tacoma L.E. (2011), Autochtoon en allochtoon in Rome ten tijde van het Principaat, Archivo Español de Arte 83(2): 98-103. article in magazine/newspaper
  • Tacoma L.E. (2011), 'The councillor's dilemma. Political Culture in Third-Century Roman Egypt'. In: Alston R., Nijf O.M. van (Eds.) Political Culture in the Greek City after the Classical Age. Leuven: Peeters. 243-262. book chapter
  • Tacoma L.E. (2010), Review of: I. Mennen (2010) Power and Status. Administration, appointment politics and social hierarchies in the Roman Empire, Archives of Foundry Engineering 29: 260-262. book review
  • Tacoma L.E. (2008), Review of: Mueller, K. (2006) Settlements of the Ptolemies: city foundation and new settlement in the Hellenistic world (Studia Hellenistica 43), Bibliotheca Orientalis 65: 653-656. book review
  • Tacoma L.E. (2008), Urbanisation and access to land in Roman Egypt. In: Alston R, Nijf O van (Eds.) Feeding the ancient Greek city. Leuven: Peeters. 85-108. conference paper
  • Tacoma L.E. (2006), Fragile Hierarchies. The Urban Elites of Third-Century Roman Egypt. Leiden: Brill. book
  • Tacoma L.E. (29 October 2003), Fragile Hierarchies. The Urban Elites of Third Century Roman Egypt (PhD thesis). Supervisor(s) and Co-supervisor(s):Versnel H.S. PhD thesis
  • Kruit N., Rupprecht H.-A., Verhoogt A.M.F.W., Hengstl J. & Tacoma L.E. (Eds.) (2002), Berichtigungsliste der griechischen Papyrusurkunden aus Ägypten, Elfter Band. Leiden/Boston: Brill. editorship of book
  • Tacoma L.E. (1998), Replacement Parts for an Irrigation Machine of the Divine House at Oxyrhynchus, Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik : 123-130. article in journal

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