Dr. Diana Gorostidi is a full-time research fellow from 2008 at the Catalan Institute of Classical Archaeology (ICAC), visiting Lecturer from 2011, and Associate Professor at the Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona, Spain). Previously she has obtained a full-time pre-doctoral research fellowship at the Spanish School of History and Archaeology at Rome of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) (Italy, 2000-2006). Upon completion of his Ph.D. thesis, entitled The Roman inscriptions of ancient Tusculum (Latium, Italy) at the University of Zaragoza (2008) (Pastor Foundation for Classical Studies award), she has been ‘Juan de la Cierva’ Research Fellow at the ICAC (2010-12) and junior researcher (since 2012). She also has been visiting scholar at the Seminar of Ancient History of the University of Heidelberg (Germany, 2011), at the Corpus Inscriptionum Latinarum project of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (Germany, 2012), and at the Centre Ausonius – Bordeaux (France, 2014). In addition to her main interest in epigraphy and institutions from Rome and ancient Latium, she currently leads an R&D project on inscriptions from Tarraco and Hispania Tarraconensis (Officinae Lapidariae Tarraconenses [I+D HAR2015-65319-P, 2015-2019] and Sulcato marmore ferro. Canteras, talleres, artesanos y comitentes de las producciones artísticas en piedra en la Hispania Tarraconensis [PID2019-106967GB-I00, 2020-2024]), funded by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness – Government of Spain. In this time, she has taken part in several R&D projects and published some books (Ager Tarraconensis 3. The Roman Inscriptions (IRAT), Tarragona 2010. Awarded in 2012 by the AIEGL – Association Internationale d’Épigraphie Grecque et Latine; Tusculum V. Las inscripciones de procedencia urbana, Madrid, CSIC, 2020) and a lot of scientific publications regarding historical and prosopographical questions, epigraphic supports and inscriptions on instrumentum. She has also coordinated the translation into Spanish of Géza Alföldy works on Tarraco previously published in German (Géza Alföldy. Estudios Tarraconenses, Tarragona, ICAC-URV, 2017).
She currently coordinates the research team “ArPA&LIRA” (“Archaeometry and Artistic Productions” and “Literature, Iconography, and Reception of Antiquity”, funded by the Generalitat de Catalunya (2021-SGR-1365), where she is developing a project on epigraphy and supports in Roman times, with special attention to the epigraphic workshops (officinae lapidariae). The result of this line of research is the award of the multidisciplinary research projects Officinae lapidariae Tarraconenses. Quarries, workshops, and artistic productions in stone of the Province Tarraconensis (R&D HAR2015-65319-P) and Sulcato marmore ferro. Quarries, workshops, artisans, and patrons of artistic productions in stone in Hispania Tarraconensis (PID2019-106967GB-I00), which he leads in collaboration with members of the UEA (“Unidad de Estudios Arqueomètrics”) of the ICAC, in which researchers from the ICAC and other institutions, national and foreign, also participate.