Short CV/Education and training

Academic Positions

  • Since 2015
    Research fellow at The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities

  • 2011 – 2015
    Research position, funded by The Swedish Research Council (VR)

  • 2010
    Associate Professor (Antagen som docent), University of Gothenburg

  • 2005 – 2010
    Assistant Professor (Forskarassistent), University of Gothenburg

  • 1998 – 2001
    PhD position, Lund University


  • 2003
    Lund University, PhD in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History

  • 1991
    Lund University, BA (160 p) in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History (Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, Greek, Archaeology, History, Italian)

  • 1997
    Latin 41-60p, Lund University

  • 1996
    Latin 21–40p (13p; 7p Medieval Latin left), Lund University

  • 1996
    Latin 1–20p, Lund University

  • 1993
    Italian 1–10p, Lund University

  • 1992
    Italian, Università per Stranieri, Siena

Selected publications

  • Östenberg, I., Staging the world. Spoils, captives, and representations in the Roman triumphal procession, Oxford University Press 2009. ISBN 978-0-19-921597-3.

  • Östenberg, S. Malmberg and J. Bjørnebye, The moving city: Processions, passages and promenades in ancient Rome, Bloomsbury, London 2015, paperback 2016.

  • Östenberg, I., ‘From conquest to pax romana. The signa recepta and the end of the triumphal fasti in 19 B.C.’, in: The Impact of Empire on the Dynamics of Ritual. Proceedings of the Eighth Workshop of the International Network Impact of Empire, Heidelberg, July 5-7, 2007, eds. O. Hekster, S. Schmidt-Hofner and C. Witschel, Leiden: Brill 2009, 53–75.

  • Östenberg, I., ‘Circum metas fertur: An alternative reading of the triumphal route’, Historia. Zeitschrift für alte Geschichte 30, 2010, 1–18.

  • Östenberg, I. ‘War and remembrance. Memories of defeat in ancient Rome’, in Attitudes towards the past in Antiquity: Creating identities?, Papers held at the Conference at Stockholm University 15-17 May 2009, Stockholm 2014, 255–265.

  • Östenberg, I., ‘Veni, vidi, vici and Caesar's triumph’, Classical Quarterly 63.2, 2013, 792–806.

  • Östenberg, I., ‘Triumph and spectacle. Victory representations in the late Republican civil wars’, in C. Hjort Lange and F. Vervaet (eds.), The Roman Republican Triumph: Beyond the Spectacle. Proceedings from a conference held at the Accademia di Danimarca in January 2013, Rome 2014, 181–193.

  • Östenberg, I., ‘Power walks. Escorted movements in Republican Rome’, in I. Östenberg, S. Malmberg & J. Bjørneby, The Moving City: Processions, Passages and Promenades in Ancient Rome. Bloomsbury, London 2015, 13–22, 239–243.

  • Östenberg, I., ‘‘Defeated by the forest, the pass, the wind. Nature as an enemy of Rome’, in War Losses in the Ancient World, eds. J. Clark and B. Turner, Brill, Leiden 2017. In print.

  • Östenberg, I., ‘Gendering the Roman elite funeral’, i Gendering Roman Imperialism, eds. Hannah Corwall and Greg Woolf, London, Cambridge University Press (2017–2018). In print.

  • Östenberg, I., ‘Damnatio memoriae inscribed. The materiality of forgetting and remembering’ in The Materiality of Text. Placement, Perception, Presence. Proceedings from a conference held at Durham University, 24–26 September 2012, eds. A. Petrovic, I. Petrovic & E. Thomas, Leiden: Brill (Studies in Greek and Roman Epigraphy series) 2017. In print.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Conflicted ceremonies. Public mourning in late Republican and early Imperial Rome (The Royal Swedish Academy of Letters, History and Antiquities)

  • FokusRom. An interdisciplinary network for the study of Latin and Roman history and the Universities of Gothenburg and Lund.

  • Inscripta. An epigraphical network.

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • The Swedish Research Council (VR)

Media coverage



  • I focus quite extensively on outreach, by writing in Swedish newspapers and journals, by appearling in pods, radio, TV and public panels.

  • For eaxmple, I write regularly in the Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet:


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