Dr. Lily Grozdanova

Lily Grozdanova holds a PhD in Ancient History and Thracian Studies. Since 2012 she has been a lecturer at “St. Kliment Ohridski” University of Sofia, Faculty of History. Her research is mainly focused on the development of the Roman Empire and particularly its Thracian provinces in the second half of the third century CE — the time of the so called “military emperors”. Her research interests are in the field of the Roman provincial system; development and characteristics of the economic, political and administrative structure of the provinces; local and central minting centers – their features and importance; interdisciplinary approach in the historical researches – the analysis of  narrative, numismatic, epigraphic, archaeological sources and papyri.

During her Fellowship she studies the coinage of Pautalia within the research project (B-4-2) Region and Memoria: Local History and Local Myths on Thracian Provincial Coins.