IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 327: Romano-Alamannic Contact: Historical and Archaeological Sources, II

Monday 10 July 2006, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Michael Kulikowski, Department of History, University of Tennessee
Philipp von Rummel, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg
Moderator/Chair:Philipp von Rummel, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität, Freiburg
Paper 327-aRomans, Alamanni, and the Origins of the Reihengräberfelder
(Language: English)
Hubert Fehr, Abteilung Bodendenkmalpflege, Bayerisches Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, München
Index terms: Archaeology - General
Paper 327-bRomans and Alamans East of the Upper Rhine
(Language: English)
Sebastian Brather, Institut für Ur- und Frühgeschichte und Archäologie des Mittelalters, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - Sites
Abstract

The three proposed sessions are devoted to recent developments in the study of Romans and Alamanni between the 3rd and 6th centuries. They will bring together archaeologists and historians presently working on the same problem, and will help break down some of the traditional theoretical and methodological divisions both between disciplines and national scholarly cultures. Papers will examine questions about the development of the Alamanni, the means by which they can be distinguished from their Roman neighbours, and more general problems in understanding the Upper Rhine and Upper Danube frontier in this period. Taken together, these papers will provide both a broad overview of current theoretical approaches and also case studies of the most important specific instances of Romano-Alamannic contact. In so doing, they will be a major contribution to the larger field of Roman and barbarian contacts in late antiquity.