Research and archaeology
attività The research activity of the institute is based principally on teams of scholars that the director during his three-year term sets up around a given theme. The directors and their groups has been:
 

TORSTEN STEINBY 1953-55

 

HENRIK ZILLIACUS 1956-59
Early Christian tomb inscriptions in the Vatican museum (Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae I, 1963)

 

VEIKKO VÄÄNÄNEN 1959-62
The graffiti on Palatine (Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae III-IV, 1966-70)

 

JAAKKO SUOLAHTI 1962-65
Roman brick stamps in Ostia (Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae VII, 1977-78)

 

PATRICK BRUUN 1965-68
The Romanization of Etruria (Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae V, 1975)

 

VEIKKO VÄÄNÄNEN 1968-69
The inscriptions of the Via Triumphalis necropolis in the Vatican (Acta Instituti Romani Finlandaie VI, 1973)

 

TUOMO PEKKANEN 1969-72
The earliest knowledge about the Finnish tribes

 

HENRIK LILIUS 1972-76
The renaissance baths (stufette)

 

HEIKKI SOLIN 1976-79
The local history of Southern Lazio on the basis of epigraphical material (Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae XV, 1996)

 

MARGARETA STEINBY 1979-82
The archaeological excavations of Lacus Iuturnae in the Forum Romanum

 

VEIKKO LITZEN 1982-85
The cultural trasformations in Late Antiquity

 

UNTO PAANANEN 1986-89
Roman Republican Legislation (Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae XIII, 1994)

 

ANNE HELTTULA 1989-92
The latin inscriptions in the Isola Sacra necropolis (Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae 30)

 

MARGARETA STEINBY 1992-94
The building activity in repubblican and imperial Rome

 

PÄIVI SETÄLÄ 1994-97
Women in the Roman Empire (Acta Instituti Romani Finlandiae 25)

 

CHRISTER BRUUN 1997-2000
Roman aqueducts; Roman Republican historiography

 

CHRISTIAN KRÖTZL 2000-2003
The Roman Curia, the cult of the Saint and communication in the Middle Ages

 

MIKA KAJAVA 2003-2006
Oracles in antiquity

 

KAJ SANDBERG 2006-2009
The political system in the Republican Rome

 

KATARIINA MUSTAKALLIO 2009-
The childhood and religion in Antiquity and the Middle Ages