Professor Elena Isayev



Migration, Mobility and Place in Ancient Italy, Cambridge University Press, 2016.

Inside Ancient Lucania: Dialogues in History and Archaeology, Institute of Classical Studies, University of London, 2007.

with Bradley G, Riva C, Ancient Italy: Regions without Boundaries, University of Exeter Press, 2007.


The Basilica of Maxentius. Monument and materials, structure, stability, CLASSICAL REVIEW, vol. 59, no. 1, 2009, 262-264

Unruly youth? The myth of generation conflict in late Republican Rome, Historia, vol. 56, 2007, 1-13

Archaeology ≠ object as history ≠ text: nudging the special relationship into the post-ironic, World Archaeology, vol. 38, no. 4, 2006, 599-610


Rome at war: Farms, families, and death in the middle republic., INTERNATIONAL HISTORY REVIEW, vol. 27, no. 4, 2005, 822-823

Roman Lucania. Culture and society in archeological documentation., JOURNAL OF ROMAN STUDIES, vol. 95, 2005, 308-309

The Italian necropolis of Braida di Vaglio in Basilicata. Materials of the excavation of 1994., JOURNAL OF ROMAN STUDIES, vol. 94, 2004, 230-231

Scavi di S. Martino, Romagnano Sesia (NO), seconda campagna di scavo (18.8.97 -7.9.97), rapporto preliminare, Bollettino Storico per la Provincia di Novara, vol. 89, 1998, 321-336

Scavi di S. Martino, Romagnano Sesia (NO), Bollettino Storico per la Provincia di Novara, vol. 88, 1997, 649-661

Scavi di S. Martino, Romagnano Sesia (NO), terza campagna di scavo, Bollettino Storico per la Provincia di Novara


Italy before the Romans, in Cooley A (eds) Blackwell Companion to Roman Italy, Blackwell, 2015

Polybius's global moment and human mobility through ancient Italy, in Globalisation and the Roman World: World History, Connectivity and Material Culture, , 2014, 123-140

Human Mobility in Ancient Italy and aspects of globalisation before Empire, in Pitts MEJ, Versluys MJ (eds) Globalisation and the Roman world: World history, connectivity and material culture, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014, 123-140

The Lucanians: A history of the 4th century dynamism through archaeology, in Aberson M, Biella MC, Di Fazio M (eds) Entre archéologie et histoire: dialogues sur divers peuples de l'Italie préromaine., Bern – Berlin – New York - Oxford: Peter Lang, 2014, 331-348

Migration in the Ancient Mediterranean the last two millennia BC., in Encyclopedia of Global Human Migration., Wiley-Blackwell, 2013

Italian perspectives from Hirpinia in the period of Gracchan land reforms and the Social War, in Gardner A, Herring E, Lomas K (eds) Creating ethnicities and identities in the Roman world., Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, 2013, 9-32

Just the right amount of priestly foreigness: Roman citizenship for the Greek priestess of Ceres, in Santangelo F, Richardson J (eds) Priests and State in the Roman World, Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, 2011, 373-390

Corfinium and Rome: Changing Places in the Social War, in Gleba M, Horsnaes H (eds) Communicating Identity in Italic Iron Age Communities, Oxford: Oxbow, 2011, 210-222

Unintentionally being Lucanian; dynamics beyond hybridity, in Hales S, Hodos T (eds) Material Culture and Social Identities in the Ancient World, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009, 201-226

Why Italy, in Bradley, G, Isayev, E, Riva, C (eds) Ancient Italy: Regions Without Boundaries, Exeter: University of Exeter Press, 2007, 1-20

The role of the indigenous centres in Lucania and their collapse in the IIIrd c. BC, in LoCascio E, StorchiMarino A (eds) Modalità insediative e strutture agrarie nell’Italia meridionale in età romana, Bari: Edipuglia, 2001, 107-128


Italic Sanctuaries in context: unpicking rural myths., Journal of Roman Archaeology, vol. 24 (2011), 533-540


with Webster C, Wood M, Ormiston M, 1000 Colours Blue, Castle Gardens, City Centre, Swansea


with Webster C, Tessera Hospitalis, 2011

Internet publications

Chiesa di S. Martino di Breclema, Romagnano Sesia (NO): Site Report for the excavation period 31 Aug. - 11 Sept. 1998., 2011

De-Placement: Constructing and Mapping Place in Collaboration with Artists., 2010