Call for Papers

The LIMES Congress XXV Scientific Committee is pleased to invite you to submit paper proposals that will present new discoveries and ideas in the field of Roman Frontier Studies. Paper proposals should include the following information:

  • Title of Presentation
  • Speaker information (organization/company, e-mail address)
  • Co-authors information (organization/company, e-mail address)
  • Themed session selection (Please choose general session if paper does not fit in offered session selections) 
  • Abstract of the paper (max 300 words)

Each proposed paper must be submitted online through the LIMES Congress XXV website no later than the 1st of November 2021. Paper proposals will be reviewed by the Session Organisers and the Scientific Committee. The presenter of the paper will be informed by email by mid-February 2022. The congress schedule will be announced by March 2022. Please be aware of the following:

  • To create a well-balanced and diverse congress program only one paper per person is allowed.
  • Presentation time is limited. We advise you to prepare for a ± 15 min presentation. The exact timing and time slot will be communicated once the program is complete.
  • A short Q & A with the audience will be held at the end of each presentation.
  • Session Chairs are also eligible to present one paper or poster.
  • The official congress languages are English, French, and German.
  • In case your paper was not selected for presentation you can be invited to present it in poster format.

Please find below the proposed sessions. If you have any questions please contact us at: info@limes2021.org 

Sessions

Themed sessions envisioned for the event include the following, although papers exploring other areas will also be considered:

    1. Roman imperialism and early frontier formation. The creation/reshuffling of tribal (id)entities
    2. Organic Riches. The impact of organic resources on Frontier research
    3. Ripae et litoraSupply and security on the riverine and coastal edges of the Roman Empire
    4. Digital Limes. The use of modern methods and advanced techniques for a better understanding of the Frontier development
    5. Feeding the frontier. Agricultural economies, productive potential, and predictive modelling
    6. Feminists at the gates. Frontier research by female academics
    7. ‘Managing the Romans????’ Preservation, protection, and community management of frontiers. Opportunities, challenges, and use of ‘citizen science’
    8. Home away from home. Roman frontiers as movers and mixers of people
    9. FINES. The mechanisms and politics of frontier collapse, and the afterlife of frontier installations
    10. Tales of Glory. Narratives of Roman Victory
    11. Recent research into the Roman military activities during the Republic. Archaeological evidence
    12. Legionary fortresses along the Rhine. State of research
    13. Childhood on the Roman frontiers
    14. Military toilets
    15. Rome’s hunger for metals. Roman mining in and outside the provinces and the part of the Roman military
    16. Dress and adornment in frontier communities
    17. Dress to impress. Dress and identity on the frontiers in the late 3rd-5th centuries AD
    18. Reconstructing the Limes. Roman archaeology as national and transnational heritage
    19. Wall to Wall
    20. Basilicas and churches in military outposts
    21. Funeral at the frontier
    22. Speaking of the dead. Returning to funerary customs and grave goods from late Roman military burials
    23. Production, distribution/consumption and function of smallfinds on the Limes
    24. The Limes Moesiae/Scythiae. Dynamic landscapes and places
    25. The military vicus. Everyday life in the vicinity of the forts
    26. ‘In the Empire of Desert, Water is the King’. Water, limites and local peoples on the arid frontiers of the Roman Empire
    27. Brickyards of the Roman Army
    28. Revisiting Roman imports beyond the frontier. Investigating processes of movement
    29. The role of experimental archaeology in understanding Roman Frontiers
    30. The Pontic Frontier and Transcaucasia. Recent research
    31. Simulating the Limes. Challenges to computational modelling in Roman Studies
    32. Frontiers of the Roman Empire. World Heritage across three continents
    33. General Session

Paper Submission Form

Co-Author 1

Co-Author 2

Co-Author 3

LIMES Congress XXV would like to ensure that the speaker is able to travel to the location of the congress should the paper be selected for presentation. It is our understanding all travel, hotel accommodations and meeting registration expenses will be your responsibility. If applicable, we would like to make sure that you have received your manager’s permission before submitting your paper proposal. If there are any concerns or issues regarding this, please let us know.

LIMES Congress XXV Executive, Organising, and Scientific Committees have adopted a Code of Conduct to provide a harassment-free and discrimination-free environment for all participants. A detailed version of the Code of Conduct can be found here.

Call for Posters

The LIMES Congress XXV Scientific Committee is pleased to invite you to submit an abstract for a poster presentation that will present new discoveries and ideas in the field of Roman Frontier Studies.

Proposals to present a poster should include the following information:

  • Title of Poster
  • Author information (organization/company, e-mail address)
  • An abstract of no more than 50 words indicating the general subject of the poster, whether this is a completed project, work in progress, new initiative, etc

Each poster proposal must be submitted online through the LIMES Congress XXV website no later than the 1st of December 2021. Poster proposals will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee. The presenter of the of poster will be informed about the outcome by email by mid-February 2021. The congress schedule will be announced by March 2021.

Poster proposers should note the following:

  • Posters should be A1 size (594 x 841 mm)
  • The official congress languages are English, French, and German.

If you have any questions please contact us at: info@limes2021.org 

Poster Submission Form

Co-Author 1

Co-Author 2

Co-Author 3

LIMES Congress XXV would like to ensure that the poster presenter is able to travel to the location of the congress should the paper be selected for presentation. It is our understanding all travel, hotel accommodations and meeting registration expenses will be your responsibility. If applicable, we would like to make sure that you have received your manager’s permission before submitting your paper proposal. If there are any concerns or issues regarding this, please let us know.

LIMES Congress XXV Executive, Organising, and Scientific Committees have adopted a Code of Conduct to provide a harassment-free and discrimination-free environment for all participants. A detailed version of the Code of Conduct can be found here.

Congress Program

The Congress Program will be available March 2022, please check back.

Pre-Congress Excursion

The Pre-Congress Excursion will be available January 2022, please check back.

Post-Congress Excursion

The Pre-Congress Excursion will be available January 2022, please check back.