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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1029: Frontiers of Late Antiquity, I: The Frontiers of Roman and Barbarian Identity

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 09.00-10.30

Organiser:Adrastos Omissi, School of Humanities (Classics), University of Glasgow
Moderator/Chair:Jonathan Arnold, Department of History, University of Tulsa
Paper 1029-aScythians and Getae: Shifting Ethnographies in the Late Antique Danubian Borderland
(Language: English)
Timothy C. Hart, Department of History University of Massachusetts Amherst
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Social History
Paper 1029-bThe Danube as Physical and Symbolic Frontier in the 4th Century
(Language: English)
Davide Salvo, Department of Classics State University of New York Buffalo
Index terms: Byzantine Studies, Social History
Paper 1029-cArchaeological Areas along the Frontiers: An Opportunity for a Transnational Conservation of Cultural Heritage
(Language: English)
Nora Lombardini, Department of Architecture Built Environment & Construction Engineering Politecnico di Milano
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Biblical Studies
Paper 1029-dFoederati beyond the Borders: An Attempt for a Typology of Roman Foederati beyond the Roman Limes
(Language: English)
Antoan Tonev, Independent Scholar, Sofia
Index terms: Administration, Military History, Political Thought, Politics and Diplomacy

This session explores one of the Late Antique world's most important frontiers, that which divided the Roman Empire from barbarian Europe. The papers explore the frontier between Roman and barbarian both as a negotiated cultural idea (Hart) and as a physical border (Salvo and Tonev). The session also considers the role of conservation in preserving these frontier regions in the modern world (Lombardini)