M.J. (Miriam) Groen - Vallinga, MA

  • PhD candidate
  • Lecturer
  • Roman social history

Fields of interest

  • Roman family
  • Urban labour
  • Demography
  • Roman economy
  • Roman women
  • Latin and Greek epigraphy

Curriculum vitae

Miriam Groen-Vallinga (1984, Spijkenisse, The Netherlands) holds a bachelor and a cum laude master degree in Greek and Latin languages at Leiden University. Miriam subsequently enrolled for the MPhil in Ancient History in Leiden and successfully defended her thesis Working widows. The position of Roman widows on the labour market in 2009.

As of September 2010 Miriam is working on her dissertation on the Roman urban labour market, which is part of the larger project 'Moving Romans. Urbanisation, migration and labour in the Roman Principate'.

She is a member of the national research school in classical studies, OIKOS, and the international research group Impact of Empire. You can follow and read up on Miriam’s work through her academia.edu profile.

Work in progress

with dr. L.E. Tacoma: 'Contextualising condemnation to hard labour in the Roman empire', in A. Lichtenstein and C. de Vito (eds), Global Convict Labour, Leiden: Brill (forthcoming 2014).

with dr. L.E. Tacoma: 'The value of labour: Diocletian’s Prices Edict', in C. Laes and K. Verboven (eds), Work, labor and professions in the Roman World, Oxford: Oxford University Press (forthcoming 2015).


Moving Romans expert meeting in Leiden on June 1, 2012 (Organiser & presenter paper: 'Human capital: the value of work in the Roman city')

11-14 April 2012, European Social Science and History Conference, Glasgow: panel Urban labour in Roman Italy. Session organiser and presenter (paper 'No more idle poor. Slave and free labour in Roman Italy under the early empire').

Last Modified: 07-09-2016