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Golosetti, Raphael

Golosetti, Raphael

Raphaël Golosetti, born in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne, France, in 1980. Ph.D. from Université Aix-Marseille. Postdoctoral researcher in Archeology.

EURIAS Junior Fellow (1 September 2013 – 30 June 2014)


Research Question

The development of a new approach known as the archaeology of memory, which studies the reuse of ancient sites, allows us to understand how cult locations are established.

Project Description

The aim of the project is to develop a new approach to studying sacred landscapes that uses the concept of memorial space and to apply this method to a study of Southern and Northern Gaul. This project aims to identify the role that religion and places of worship played in the formation and affirmation of political power in Gaul. The first, and major, part of this project will focus on explaining the phenomenon of ‘recycling’ of ancient Iron Age oppida as Roman sanctuaries in Gallia Narbonensis. This phenomenon is discussed with respect to the memorial perception of Iron Age fortified sites during the Roman period. The second phase of the project involves research on ethnic/eponymous city divinities by means of archaeological analysis, epigraphy and iconography. Narbonese Gaul is studied in a comparative approach with Northern Gaul.

Selected Publications

1) Golosetti 2011 : GOLOSETTI (R.) – Les stèles dans le Sud-Est de la Gaule : lieux de mémoire et cultes héroïques au premier âge du Fer. D.A.M., 34, 2011, pp. 145-161.

2) Golosetti in press : GOLOSETTI (R.) – Cultes et lieux de mémoire dans le Sud-Est de la Gaule : réflexions à partir des lieux de culte sur d’anciens oppidums. In : LAFORGE-CHARLES (M.-O.) (dir.) – Cultes locaux et dieux romains en Occident de la fin de la République au IIIè siècle après J.-C. : persistance ou interpretatio ? Arras, Artois Presses Université (APU), actes de la journée d’études à l’Université d’Artois (Arras, 20/03/2011), collection Histoire, in press.

3) Golosetti forthcoming : GOLOSETTI (R.) – Places of memory, hero cults and urbanization during the First Iron Age in Southeast Gaul. In: FERNÁNDEZ-GÖTZ (M.), WENDLING (H.), Winger (K.) and ÁLVAREZ-SANCHÍS (J.) – Paths to Complexity: Urbanisation and Centralisation in the European Iron Age. Oxford, Oxbow Books, proceedings of 18th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists (Helsinki, Finland, 29 August – 1 September 2012).

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