TitleInteractions across Borders in the Late Antique, Early Medieval, and Byzantine World, III: Migration and the Spatial Context of Urban Borders in Late Antiquity
Date/TimeMonday 4 July 2022: 16.30-18.00
SponsorSouth West & Wales 'Late Antique, Early Medieval & Byzantine Network' (SWW LAEMB)
OrganiserJosh Littell, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
Moderator/ChairLaura Stops, Department of Classics & Ancient History, University of Exeter
Paper 313-a Jordanes at the Border of the Roman Empire
(Language: English)
Shane Bjornlie, Department of History, Claremont McKenna College, California
Index Terms: Historiography - Medieval; Language and Literature - Latin
Paper 313-b The Impact of Geographic Borders on the Development of Urban Centres in Southeast Europe during Late Antiquity
(Language: English)
Fraser Reed, Independent Scholar, Ontario
Index Terms: Archaeology - Sites; Local History; Social History
Paper 313-c So Far and No Further: Spatial Semantics and Borders as a Means of Social Control and Surveillance in Late Antique Church Communities, c. 300 - c. 500
(Language: English)
Michael J. Hahn, Historisches Seminar, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Index Terms: Lay Piety; Sermons and Preaching
AbstractThis panel will examine the significance of borders, both physical and semantic, in the context of Late Antique urban populations. Our first paper by Shane Bjornlie will examine migration and its effect on the cultural and political borders of the Roman world as conceptualised in the works of Jordanes. Our second paper by Fraser Reed analyses urbanism within Late Antique Thrace and how geographical borders caused diversity and difference in the development of Thracian urban centres. Michael J. Hahn's paper explores how semantic borders in urban early Christianity were constructed to manage perceived deviancy among parishioners.