IMC 2006: Sessions

Session 527: Romano-Alamannic Contact: Historical and Archaeological Sources, III

Tuesday 11 July 2006, 09.00-10.30

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:Michael Kulikowski, Department of History, University of Tennessee
Paper 527-aRomans, Alamans, and the Concept of the 'Good Barbarian'
(Language: English)
Ralph Mathisen, Department of History, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Index terms: Architecture - Religious
Paper 527-bThe Alemanni: From Gens to Ducatus
(Language: English)
Hans Hummer, Department of History, Wayne State University, Michigan
Paper 527-cComment
(Language: English)
Guy Halsall, Department of History, University of York
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 but within different scholarly traditions (German, French, British, and American), and 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.