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Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Staff and Governance

To contact the IMEMS administrative office please use the following details:

For the Administrator (maternity cover)


T: 0191 334 6574

For the Administrative Assistant


T: 0191 334 42974


Associate Director (World Heritage): Professor Robin Coningham - view profile

Associate Director: Professor Barbara Ravelhofer - view profile

Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator. 

Publication details

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.

Full Executive Committee

Our Full Executive Committee is made up of the Core Executive Committee, listed above, plus a number of executive members including:

International Advisory Board

We are extremely fortunate to have be able to call on the help and guidance of colleagues from around the world who help to shape and guide our direction, strategy and international reach. Our current Advisory Board members are: