The LIMES XXV Scientific Committee is pleased to invite you to submit proposals for themed conference sessions.
Proposals to organize congress sessions should include the following information:
Title of the session
Name, affiliation and email of the proposer(s)
A short description of the theme or subject area of the session (no more than 300 words). Please note whether you are applying for a full day session (11 presentations followed by a discussion) or a half-day session (5 presentations followed by a discussion)
A list of no more than 5 proposed speakers and titles/themes of their presentations, and a name of a discussant may be included in the proposal, but this is not obligatory
The official congress languages are English, French and German.
Ten themed sessions devoted to topics that the Scientific Committee and the International Advisory Committee considered to be of especial importance have been suggested and remain open for participants. Five sessions have already organizers (noted after the session title). The other five remain open for the chairing. Early Career Researchers are particularly encouraged to put their names forward to chair one of these open sessions, or to propose a session of their own.
Session 1: Roman imperialism and early frontier formation: The creation/reshuffling of tribal (id)entities(Nico Roymans) Session 2: Finds of organic material: Their contribution to Roman frontier studies (Silke Lange and Carol van Driel-Murray) Session 3: Waterscapes: Maritime and riverine waterfront installations, infrastructure and logistics (Tom Hazenberg and Erik Graafstal) Session 4: Digital LIMES: Modern methods and advanced techniques for the understanding of the frontier development (Wouter Vos, Maarten Sepers and Roeland Emaus) Session 5: Feeding the frontier: Agricultural economies, productive potential and predictive modelling (Lisa Lodwick and Laura Kooistra) Session 6: Feminists at the gates: Frontier research by female academics (OPEN) Session 7: Preservation and community management of frontiers: Opportunities, challenges, and use of ‘citizen science’ (OPEN) Session 8: Home away from home: Roman frontiers as movers and mixers of people (OPEN) Session 9: FINES: The mechanisms and politics of frontier collapse, and the afterlife of frontier installations (OPEN) Session 10: From waters to water: Physiological needs, hydrological necessities and hydrolatry for the Roman armies (OPEN)
Session proposers are reminded that successful session submissions will be advertised to encourage other speakers to apply to join their session. The final program of speakers will be decided by the Scientific Committee together with the session proposers. The deadline for the submission of session proposals is 31 January 2020.
All session proposals will be considered by the Scientific Committee. All authors will be informed by e-mail mid-April 2020. The congress schedule will be announced in April 2020. The Call for Papers will be released May 2020.
Submission and Presentation Policies
Deadline: The deadline for the submission of session proposals is 31 January 2020 latest.(No exceptions will be made with respect to this).
Number of Submissions/Presentations: No individual may serve as a presenter for more than one presentation at the congress but can act as a chair of a session, a discussant and/or a poster presenter.