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IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1229: Frontiers of Late Antiquity, III: Bureaucratic Frontiers

Wednesday 8 July 2020, 14.15-15.45

Organisers:Jonathan Arnold, Department of History, University of Tulsa
Samuel Cohen, Department of History, Sonoma State University, California
Moderator/Chair:Adrastos Omissi, School of Humanities (Classics), University of Glasgow
Paper 1229-aThe Strip of Death: Gregory of Nazianzus and the Border between Eastern and Western Episcopate
(Language: English)
Fabian Schulz, Seminar für Alte Geschichte Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
Index terms: Ecclesiastical History, Geography and Settlement Studies, Language and Literature - Greek
Paper 1229-bCarrying Letters across Frontiers in Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Hope Williard, Library, University of Lincoln
Index terms: Language and Literature - Latin, Politics and Diplomacy, Social History
Paper 1229-cThe Borders of Bureaucracy: Female Political Servants at Late Ancient Courts
(Language: English)
Robin Whelan, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
Index terms: Gender Studies, Political Thought

The third session in our series considers the topic of bureaucratic frontiers (which is much more interesting than it initially may sound!). More specifically, papers in this session examine issues related to communication, diplomacy, and political integration across the frontiers of the late antique Mediterranean and beyond, gender and bureaucracy, as well as how frontiers were conceptualized in late antique polemical and religious sources.