Ramón y Cajal Research Fellow
University of Zaragoza

Borja Díaz became Ramón y Cajal Fellow in 2013. Previously he has been Juan de la Cierva Research Fellow at the University of the Vasque Country (2010-12) and post-doc fellow at the University of Rome – La Sapienza (2007-09). He also has been visiting scholar at the Department of Classics of the University of Cincinnati, thanks to a Tytus Fellowship (2013), at the Center for Epigraphical and Palaeographical Studies (Ohio State University), thanks to an Arthur and Joyce Gordon Fellowship (2014), and at the Institute of Archaeology (University of Oxford), thanks to a José Castillejo Fellowship (2015).

His research interests have been focused into the social, political and economic reality of Spain during the Roman Republic, especially from the perspective of cultural transformations witnessed by epigraphic texts.

He is member of the editorial board of Palaeohispanica that has become one of the main journals on pre-Roman Spain, and also participates in the research group that is involved in the development of the Hesperia online databank, dedicated to the cataloging of the all the documents related with the pre-roman languages of ancient Iberia.

Selected publications:


B. Díaz Ariño (2008), Epigrafía latina republicana de Hispania, Collecció Instrumenta 26, University of Barcelona, Barcelona.

B. Díaz Ariño (2015), Miliarios romanos de época republicana, Opuscula Epigraphica 16, Edizioni Quasar, Roma.


B. Díaz Ariño, Mª P. de Hoz García-Bellido, A. Ribera Lacomba (2013), “Grafitos sobre cerámica procedentes de los niveles romanorrepublicanos de Valentia (Valencia, España)”, Palaeohispanica 13, 407-429.

B. Díaz Ariño (2011), “Epigrafía y gobernadores provinciales en Hispania durante la República Romana”, Chiron 41, 149-179.

B. Díaz Ariño (2009), “La Hispania Citerior, desarrollo económico e integración en época republicana: una aproximación epigráfica”, Dialogues d’Histoire Ancienne 35.1, 115-152.

B. Díaz Ariño, J. A. Mínguez Morales (2009), “Un nuevo grafito ibérico procedente de La Cabañeta (El burgo de Ebro, Zaragoza)”, Palaeohispanica 9, 435-450.