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Publication details for Professor Richard Hingley

Hingley, Richard (2018). Frontiers and mobilities: The Frontiers of the Roman Empire and Europe. European Journal of Archaeology 21(1): 78-95.

Author(s) from Durham


This paper addresses the ‘Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site’ and seeks
to introduce into this initiative some concepts derived from recent writings on
contemporary mobilities and bordering, exploring the possibility of creating greater
engagement between the two academic fields of ’border-studies’ and ‘Roman Frontier
Studies’. Exploring the relationship between the Roman Frontiers initiative and the
European Union’s stated aims of integration and the dissolution of borders, it argues the
value of crossing the intellectual borders between the study of present and past in order to
promote the value of the Roman frontiers as a means of reflecting upon contemporary
problems facing Europe. This paper addresses the potential roles of Roman Frontier
Studies in this debate by emphasising frontiers as places of encounter and transformation.