|Title||Beyond the Invasion Narrative: The Roman World and Its Neighbours in Late Antiquity, III - Romans and Barbarians in Britain|
|Date/Time||Tuesday 12 July 2011: 09.00-10.30|
|Organiser||Guy Halsall, Department of History, University of York|
|Moderator/Chair||Simon MacLean, School of History, University of St Andrews|
|Paper 508-a||From Ciuitas to Kingdom?: Romanitas in the British Provinces and beyond
Alex Woolf, Department of Mediaeval History, University of St Andrews
|Paper 508-b||Thoughts on the Roman and Native Discoveries of Pictishness
James E. Fraser, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
|Paper 508-c||Breaking down the Wall: Rome and North Britain in the Late Roman Period
Fraser Hunter, National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
|Abstract||Discussions of the Empire and its neighbours, of migrations and internal development have tended to focus on the Rhine and Danube limes.
This session looks instead at Britain to bring out some of the major themes examined in this strand of sessions: the interaction between Rome and the people beyond the frontiers and the close cultural integration of the two regions. This shows how the changes within the Empire produced change beyond the frontier depending on the extent of links between the regions. It will also look at how the 'barbarians' even when at home tried very hard to become Roman. This was not a world of purely violent antagonism and confrontation.