A European scientific society with international aims
Founded in 1970, SIEN brings together researchers in universities, research centres, and major research institutes ; it is open to students and is accessible to individuals and associations interested in scientific study of the Neronian era and the Roman Empire int the first century.
The Society is open to alliances with bodies with a similar aim on a national or international scale and welcomes the establishment of local branches.
For instructions for joining, click on Joining the Sien.
SIEN has at present members from the following countries :
Austria, Germany, Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, France, Greece, Hungary, Italy, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, United Kingdom, Rumania, the United States and Canada.
To see informations about current members, click on Members directory.
The Presidents so far have been, in order, Mario Attilio Levi (Milan), Joseph Wolski (Cracow), Jean-Michel Croisille (Clermont-Ferrand) and Erhard Grzybek (Geneva). Yves Perrin (Saint-Etienne) has been President since October 2008.
A purpose both interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary
Bringing together scholars in history, literature, philosophy, history of art, archaeology, epigraphy, numismatics, the Society works to bring about encounters between their methods and their different points of view.
An area of study at-once wide-ranging and particular : the Neronian age (from Claudius to Titus) and the Roman Empire in the first century A.D.
In 1970 SIEN adopted as its aim the promotion and encouragement of all research concerning the Neronian age (from Claudius to Titus), its Hellenic, Hellenistic and Roman roots, its historical legacy and its image up to the present day.
Since 1999, the Society, while retaining its name, has enlarged its scholarly domain to include the whole first century A.D.
Scientific activities (research and publication) : international conferences and electronic review
SIEN has organized nine international conferences (Neronia). The conference Neronia X will take place in 2016. For information about the conferences and to reach the summary of proceedings, click on Conferences and proceedings of SIEN.
Furthermore, the SIEN publishes an on-line review, NERONIA ELECTRONICA, which aim is to improve the research and the scientific debate about the Neronian age (from Claudius to Titus), its Hellenic, Hellenistic and Roman roots, its historical legacy and its image up to the present day. For information about the review, the methods of publication of reports and articles, and in particular to submit a contribution to the reading committee, click on Neronia electronica (electronic review).