IMC 2020: Sessions

Session 1623: Transforming Borders: Constructing Identities in Late Antiquity, II

Thursday 9 July 2020, 11.15-12.45

Organiser:Veronika Egetenmeyr, Arbeitsbereich Alte Geschichte Historisches Institut Universität Greifswald
Moderator/Chair:Thomas Brown, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
Paper 1623-aThe North-Western Provinces in Crisis: Julian's Campaigns on the Rhine and the Reorientation of the Late Roman Economy
(Language: English)
James Michael Harland, Department of Arts, Design & Social Sciences, Northumbria University
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Architecture - Religious, Architecture - Secular
Paper 1623-bAlamani at the Rhine
(Language: English)
Philipp Margreiter, Institut für Alte Geschichte und Altorientalistik, Universität Innsbruck
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Architecture - Secular
Paper 1623-cThe Inner Borders of Italy during the Lombard Age: Identity, Mobility, and Control
(Language: English)
Annamaria Pazienza, Dipartimento di Studi Umanistici, Università Ca' Foscari, Venezia
Index terms: Archaeology - General, Byzantine Studies
Abstract

Our sessions aim to question the interrelation of borders and emerging identities. The first session will discuss various theoretical notions and terminological problems of ‘borders’ in Late Antiquity. The second session will highlight case studies from the Orient to the Occident. Societies developed in border regions, e.g. the Franks and Alamanni on the Rhine, the Vandals and Goths at the lower Danube. At the Eastern border where the Roman Empire bordered the Persian one various Arab confederations came into being. Whether physical and mental borders in the Orient and the Occident had different meanings and specific shapes throughout Late Antiquity is in the centre of interest.