The Pannonia Project comprises researchers involved in the archaeology and ancient history of the former Roman Province of Pannonia, encompassing areas in the Northern Balkans. The Pannonia Project is actively involved in fieldwork in northern Serbia covering the prehistoric through to Byzantine times, with an emphasis on the period of the Roman Empire.
The Pannonia Project, on behalf of the University of Sydney, has a joint project with the Institute of Archaeology in Belgrade, Serbia, called the Glac Project, to excavate a major late Roman villa palace just east of the modern city of Sremska Mitrovica and to undertake an archaeological survey of a slice of the catchment of the Sava River around the Glac site.
The Pannonia Project has the objectives of fostering research and understanding of:
The Pannonia Project, together with the Institute of Archaeology in Belgrade, form the Glac Project to undertake the excavations at the Glac site. Full details of this work are to be found on the Glac Project website.
Excavations have been conducted at Glac in 2017, 2018 and 2019 and survey seasons in 2017, 2019, 2020 and 2021. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a pause in fieldwork.
The Research Director of the Pannonia Project is Professor Richard Miles, Professor of Roman Archaeology and History. The Pannonia Project has a Project Researcher, Dr Milijan Dimitrijević, located in Belgrade and is supported by John Whitehouse, Honorary Associate in the Discipline of Classics and Ancient History. All funding for the Pannonia Project and the Australian component for the Glac Project is sourced from privately raised donations.