The Rebellion of Florus and Sacrovir

The round figure 2000 years since the uprising of Florus and Sacrovir is an occasion for us to open a chapter in the Roman history of Gaul that has attracted more attention in recent years. Some observations have been made that go beyond the single detailed written source, Tacitus, and open our eyes to a further, interdisciplinary field. A specifically Celtic perspective, however, has hardly made an appearance so far. Both the Forum Celtic Studies in Trier and the Arbeitskreis Historische Keltologie e.V. in Stuttgart deal with interdisciplinary aspects of Celtic studies and other cultural sciences. Even though the two organisers of the conference have not yet made any statements on the revolt of the year 21, the topic lies at the intersection of their interests. Holger Müller, who holds a doctorate in ancient history, focuses on Romano-Celtic relations in his research and teaching, with an emphasis on social, economic and military history, always with interdisciplinary approaches. Jürgen Zeidler is devoted to Celtic onomastics and etymology and works on interdisciplinary approaches to Celtic religion and individual topics in cultural history. At the University of Trier, he conducts Celtic seminars, lectures and language courses. The organisers hope that the conference will provide new impetus for a better understanding of the events of the year 21 and, beyond that, of the historical and socio-cultural development in the early Roman imperial period in Gaul.

Cancellation or rescheduling of the conference

Regrettably, the conference cannot take place on 10 and 11 December as planned. However, the organisers intend to hold a conference with an extended framework on rebellions in Gaul in the 2nd quarter of 2022. Details on this are expected to be finalised in April 2022.


Last update: 19 November 2021