The Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores is an international learned society that brings together researchers from the territory that once belonged to the Roman Empire and from far beyond, united in the goal of developing Roman ceramics studies at its most diverse categories. Founded by Howard Comfort and Elisabeth Ettlinger in 1957, its members keep the original spirit of the association alive, convinced of the vital importance of ceramics studies to the interpretation of the societies and economies of the ancient Roman world, across its different regions and provinces.
The RCRF is an international learned society specialising in the field of Roman pottery. Its main aim is to establish contact between scholars of different countries and the field of interest is interpreted in its widest sense. The Society was founded in 1957 by the late Professor Howard Comfort of Haverford College, Pennsylvania, and now has over two hundred and fifty individual members in some twenty-five different countries. Libraries and institutions may also become affiliated members, and there are currently nearly one hundred of these who receive our publications and notice of our activities. Congresses are held every two years, in different countries and at the invitation of members who offer to host them. (It is not, however, necessary to become a member of the RCRF in order to participate.) Papers are generally presented in English, French, German, Italian or Spanish.
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