ACHIEVEMENT OF THE PROJECT OBJECTIVES
Between September and December 2013, the objectives set out in the project plan were fully fulfilled. They focused mainly on the theoretical preparation for the implementation of the project. The project website was also conceived: http//www.arheoiasi.ro/romanization.
For the year 2014 four main aims were provided in the realization of the project, concerning aspects of religion, economy, military, literature / linguistics, citizenship and identity in relation with the concept of Romanization in Hispania, Italy, Dacia, Moesia Inferior and the Greek East. In the reporting period (2014), the project objectives have been fulfilled to the extent of 50%. The activities associated to these aims were represented by bibliographical researches, and their critical interpretation, and the making of a corpus of literary, epigraphical, and numismatic sources on the project` subject (e.g. the study of the numismatic and archaeological collections from the museums from Bârlad, Piatra-Neamț, Focşani, Bacău, Iaşi). Also, related activities aimed a component of dissemination of scientific results, reflected by visits to various university libraries/ of research institutes, archaeological sites and museums [e.g. archaeological excavation within the Roman sites from Moesia Inferior: Ibida (Slava Rusă, Tulcea dept.) – July 2014, Hispania (Dr. Felix Teichner, Cerro da Villa, Portugal), and archaeological surveys in Barbaricum: the Dacian site from Buda (Vrancea dept.) (November 2014)], and organizing scientific meetings on the project. Regarding the results delivered on stage, they were also made to the extent of 50%, as agreed in the project implementation plan. It was done partly a database of bibliographic information and studies have been written on the subject of Romanization in the provinces mentioned above, to be published in mainstream publications.
In 2015 we have continued, as foreseen in the implementation plan of the project, four objectives pursued in 2014, concerning the relationship issues regading religion, economics , military , literature / linguistics, citizenship and identity with the concept of Romanization in Hispania , Italy , Dacia , Moesia Inferior and the Greek East , focusing on the Roman influence in Barbaricum. In the current reporting period (2015 ), the project objectives were met 50% . The activities associated with these objectives were: bibliographic research and their critical interpretation, and achieving a corpus of literary , epigraphic and numismatic sources on the topic of the project (e.g. the study of the numismatic and archaeological collections of the following institutions: „Moldova“ National Museum Complex Iași, Natural History Museum of Iași, History and Archaeology Museum Piatra-Neamț, History Museum Roman, Museum Complex „Iulian Antonescu“ Bacău, Museum „Vasile Pârvan“ Bârlad, Museum of Vrancea Focșani, City Museum Adjud, Institute of Archaeology Iași, „Vasile Pârvan” Institute of Archaeology Bucharest, Institute of Archaeology and Art History, Cluj-Napoca, National History and Archaeology Constanța, ICEM Tulcea, National Museum, Prague). Also, the related activities aimed a component of dissemination of scientific results, reflected by documentation visits to various university / research institutes libraries, to archaeological sites and museums [e.g. systematic archaeological investigations in Roman sites in Lower Moesia Ibida (Slava Rusă, jud. Tulcea); rescue archaeology activities: Iasi; archaeological surveys in Barbaricum: Muncelu de Sus, Iași – Țuțora], and by organization of scientific events.
In 2016 we have achieved the implementation of the project. The objectives and associated activities assumed by the project members were attained, and significant results were obtained through publications and participations in national and international scientific events. The major objective of this research project was to correlate the aspects concerning religion, economy, army, literature, linguistics, citizenship and identity with the concept of Romanization in Italy, Hispania, Dacia, Moesia Inferior and the Greek East. We published 3 volumes (at prestigious publishing houses in Germany and Romania), 2 book chapters and 3 papers. In addition, we organized two international scientific events, in collaboration with various institutions in the country and abroad. The project members attended 7 conferences, mostly abroad. We posit that the dissemination of the outcomes of research conducted within the project was done properly. At the same time, we believe we have successfully increased the international visibility of research team members, their connections to the main international scientific networks. Furthermore, we managed to establish long-term partnerships with specialized institutions in Europe. The experience acquired throughout the project will prove extremely useful for our future participation in international project competitions, especially within the Horizon 2020 programme.