Pablo Varona Rubio

Visiting PhD student (R1), Research Department.
Member, Research team: Archaeometry and Artistic Productions (ArPA).
ORCID code: 0000-0002-7814-5707
Brief CV

(Barcelona, 1992) Graduated in archaeology by the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona in 2015. Previously, in 2013, he received an scholarship to study a year in the University of California, Riverside (United States). He studied the interuniversitarian master’s degree in Classical archaeology by the Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica, the Universitat Rovira i Virgili de Tarragona, and the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona between 2015 and 2017. Meanwhile, he received the BIR (Beca d’Iniciació a la Recerca) scholarhip from the ICAC to work on his master’s thesis in collaboration with the Arqueometria i Produccions Artístiques research group (ArPA). His master’s thesis, directed by dr. Diana Gorostidi (URV-ICAC), was titled “Corpus Prosopographicum Tarraconense: a methological approach”, and consisted in the elaboration of a prosopographical catalogue of individuals registered in Late Republican and Julio-Claudian epigraphy from Tarraco, from which various conferences have originated.

At the end of 2017 he was accepted in the ICAC as visiting PhD researcher, and since then he works on a line of research based on epigraphy, prosopography, and gender studies while he prepares his thesis project, aspiring to complete the Corpus Prosopographicum Tarraconense with the individuals from the Flavian period onwards.

He collaborates with archaeological research and intervention projects in sites such as the Roman city of Pollentia (Alcúdia, Balearic Islands), the Iberian settlement of Ca n’Oliver (Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona), or the archaeological project in the cathedral of Tarragona (ICAC, Tarragona City Council, and the Archdiocese of Tarragona). Moreover, he has performed interships in the ICAC Graphic Documentation Unit, and the Museu Bíblic Tarraconense (Museum of Biblical Archaeology of Tarragona). He is also a reenactor in groups like Associació Cultural Sant Fructuós or Némesis.