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About

Historian, archaeologist. My research is focusing on:

  • – Roman religion in the Danubian provinces, especially the case study of Dacia

  • cult of Mithras in Dacia and the Danubian provinces

  • history of archaeological thought in Romania and Central-East Europe

  • heritage of Béla Cserni and András Bodor

  • public archaeology in Romania

Education

2007-2010: BA – history (Cluj Napoca, Babes-Bolyai University)

2010-2012: MA- archeology  (Cluj Napoca, Babes-Bolyai University)

2012-2016: P.h.D. in archeology and religious studies (University of Pécs, Max Weber Kolleg, Erfurt)

15 scholarships and small grants since 2009 in Romania, Hungary, Italy and Germany

Publications


  • BOOKS



  • Csaba Szabó – Imola Boda, Bibliography of Roman Religion in Dacia (BRRD). Cluj -Napoca, 2014.

  • Csaba Szabó, Béla Cserni and the beginnings of urban archaeology in Alba Iulia. Cluj –Napoca, 2016.

  • Csaba T. Szabó, Erdélyi Régészet. Kisirások régészetről és műemlékvédelemről [Transylvanian archaeology. Short writings on archaeology and cultural heritage]. Cluj Napoca, 2017

  • Csaba Szabó, Sanctuaries in Roman Dacia: materiality and religious experience. Archaeopress, Roman Archaeological Series 49, Oxford, 2018



    • EDITED VOLUMES



  • Nemeti, Sorin, Csaba Szabó & Imola Boda (eds.), Si deus si dea. New perspectives in the study of Roman religion in Dacia. Special edition of Studia Universitatis Babes-Bolyai seria Historia nr. 61, vol. 1. 2016

  • Adalbert Cserni and  his contemporaries. The pioneers of archaeology in Alba Iulia and beyond. Co-editor with V. R. Bolindet, M. Gligor, G. Rustoiu, Cluj-Napoca, 2017.


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    • ARTICLES AND OTHER STUDIES




  • 1.      Dacia and the Cult of Mithras. In: Mithras Reader: Journal of Greek, Roman and Persian Studies, Vol III., London, 2010, 84-99.
     
    2.      Mithras – un zeu antic si modern – In: Trifescu, Valentin (ed.), Confulente si particularitati europene. Cluj, 2010, 137–146. [Mithras: an ancient and modern divinity]
     
    3.      Boda Imola – Szabó Csaba, Notes on a Dolichenian Relief from Mehadia. In:
    Marisia 31, 2011, 273–283
    4.      Searching for the lightbearer: notes on a Mithraic relief from Dragu. In: Marisia
    XXXII, 2012, 135–145.
    5.      Micro-regional Manifestation of a Private Cult. The Mithraic Community in Apulum. In: Moga, Iulian (ed.), Angels, demons and representations  of Afterlife within the Jewish, Pagan and  Christian  Imagery.  Antiqua  et Mediaevalia. Iasi, 2012, 43 – 73.
     
    6.      The Mithraic statue of Secundinus from Apulum. In: ReDiva I., 2013, 45 – 65.
    7.      A vallási élet néhány gazdasági aspektusai Apulumban. In: V. Nemzetközi és
    XI. Országos Interdiszciplináris Grastyán Konferencia Kötete, Pécs, 2013, 373–383. [Some economic aspects of the religious life in Apulum]
     
    8.      The map of Roman Dacia in the recent studies. In: JAHA I, 2014, 44–51.
    9.      Urbs et cultus deorum. Római vallás a Kr.u. II – III. századi városokban. In:
    Vallástudományi Szemle 2014/1 – 2, 42-58.
    10.  Discovering the Gods in Apulum: historiography and new perspectives. In:
    ReDiva II, 2014, 53–82.
    11.  Notes on a new salariarius from Apulum. In: Apulum 51, 2014, 533-544.
    12.  Roman religious studies in Romania. Historiography and new perspectives.
    In: Ephemeris Napocensis, 24, 2014, 195-208.
    13.  Notes on the Mithraic small finds from Sarmizegetusa. In: Ziridava, 28, 2014, 135-148.
     
    14.  Mithras rediscovered. Notes on the CIMRM 1938 (with George Bounegru, Victor Sava). In: Ziridava 28, 2014, 149-156.
     
    15.  Mithras rediscovered II. Further notes on CIMRM 1938 and 1986. In: JAHA 2, 2015, 67-73.
     
    16.  Notes on a new Cautes statue from  Apulum. In: Archaeologische Korrespondenzblatt 2/2015, 237-247.
     
    17.  The cult of Mithras in Apulum: communities and individuals.  In: Zerbini, Livio (ed.), Culti e religiositá nelle province danubiane”, 2015, 407-422.
     
    18.  With Ota, Radu, Cultul lui Magna Mater in Dacia romană. In Apulum 52, 2015, 227-244.
     
    19.  Romans in the garden. Notes on some recently attested stone monuments from Alba Iulia. In: Apulum 52, 2015, 217-225.
     
    20.  Placing the gods. Sanctuaries and sacralized spaces in the settlements  of Apulum, Revista Doctoranzilor în istorie veche şi arhelogie, 3, 2015, 123-160.
     
    21.  Karl Gooss and the temple of Jupiter in Apulum, Journal of Ancient History and Archaeology 2.4, 2015, 136-144.
     
    22.  Digging up Lived Religion. Notes on a recent companion of archaeology of religion, Archaeus 19-20, 2015-2016, 471-482.
     
    23.  Histories of urban archaeology in Alba  Iulia (1916-2016).  In:  Transylvania Nostra, 2, 2016, 30-41.
     
    24.  Mapping Apulum. Reconstructing a Roman city. In: Dobos Alpár – Molnár Zsolt & Pánczél Szilamér (eds.), ‘Archaeologia Transylvanica. Studia in honorem Stephani Bajusz. Cluj – Napoca, 2015, 115-124.
     
    25.  Artemis from Ephesus in Apulum: notes on a recently discovered bronze statuette. (with Radu Ota, & Marius Ciuta). In: Acta Archaeologica Hungarica, 67, vol. 2., 2016, 231-243.
     
    26.  Beyond iconography. Notes on the cult of the Thracian Rider in Apulum. In: Nemeti, Sorin, Csaba Szabó & Imola Boda (szerk.), Si deus si dea. New perspectives in the study of Roman religion in Dacia. Studia Universitatis Babes- Bolyai seria Historia nr. 61, vol. 1. 2016, 62-73.
     
    27.  Bodor András (1915-1999). In: Rüsz-Fogarasi Enikő (ed.), A Babes-Bolyai Tudományegyetem Évönyve 2016, 219-229.
     
    28.  Notes on a new Mithraic inscription from Dacia. (with I. Boda & C. Timoc). In:
    Mensa Rotunda Epigraphica, Cluj Napoca, 2016, 91-104.
    29.  Párbeszéd Róma isteneivel. A római vallások kutatásának jelenlegi állása és perspektívái. In: Orpheus Noster, 2017, 2. 151-163.
    30.  Histories of archaeology in Transylvania. A short overview. In Csaba Szabó, Viorica Rusu-Bolindet, Gabriel Rustoiu, Mihai Gligor (eds.), Adalbert Cserni and his contemporaries. The pioneers of archaeology in  Alba  Iulia  and beyond, Cluj-Napoca, 2017, 373-400.
    31.  Reconstructing Béla Cserni’s biography. In: Csaba Szabó, Viorica Rusu- Bolindet, Gabriel Rustoiu, Mihai Gligor (eds.), Adalbert Cserni and his contemporaries. The pioneers of archaeology in Alba Iulia and beyond, Cluj- Napoca, 2017, 23-34.
    32.  Béla Pósta. In: Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, ed. by Claire Smith, New York: Springer (Online version)

  • Memberships

    Member of the External Body of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    Member of the Transylvanian Museum Society

    Member of the Romanian Archaeological Association

     

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