Session organisers / Chairpersons:
Richard Talbert, University of North Carolina (E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Boris Rankov, Royal Holloway, University of London (E-mail: email@example.com)
The panel invites perspectives on how, if at all, Romans demarcated frontiers on the ground, for example (and if not, why not?), recorded them on maps or other documents, conceived of them mentally and legally, attached special significance to them, exploited them, or assumed distinctive patterns of behavior in adjacent areas. Reference to the edges of empire in the Danube lands is especially welcome, but the scope of papers is by no means limited to that region. Instructive comparison with the frontier consciousness (or lack thereof) found among imperial powers elsewhere at any period is also encouraged. Should Roman attitudes to frontiers be regarded as at all exceptional in fact? Are there major deficiencies in our understanding, and can effective means be found to remedy them?
Anyone wishing to contribute a paper to this panel should send an abstract of 400 words (maximum) to Professor Boris Rankov (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 1st March, 2018 at the latest; all applicants will be notified by 31st March whether their papers have been accepted. Papers should last no longer than 20 minutes.
Confirmed participants for this session:
- Boris Rankov, Royal Holloway, University of London
- Eugen S. Teodor: Hiding in Woods. Gaps in delineating the Boundary along Limes Transalutanus
- Hannsjörg Ubl: Zur Toponomastik der römischen Limeslager an der österreichischen Donau nach den Listen der Limitantruppen von Noricum ripensis und Pannonia prima in der Notitia Dignitatum
- Alexandru Flutur, Adrian-Cristian Ardelean: “Limes Sarmatiae” – Ancient maps, new interpretations
- Carolyn Snively: The Border or its Zone? The Situation in Southeastern Dardania
- Brian Turner: A Soldier’s Map: Velleius Paterculus on the Limits of Empire