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Durham Centre for Roman Cultural Studies

Project Publications

Publications resulting from the project


Hingley, R. 2014. ‘Introduction’, in M. A. Jankovic, V. D. Mihajlovic and S. Babic (eds.) The Edges of the Roman World. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 1-4.

Witcher, R.E. (2014). Globalisation and Roman Cultural Heritage. In M. Pitts & M.J. Versluys (eds) Globalisation and the Roman World: Perspectives and Opportunities. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 198-222.


Hingley, R. (2013). ‘The Living Frontier: The passing of time on Hadrian’s Wall’, in N. Mills (ed.) Presenting the Romans: Interpreting the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site. Woodbridge, Boydell Press, 147-56.


Hingley, R. (2012) Hadrian’s Wall: A Life. Oxford University Press: Oxford.

Hingley, R., Witcher, R.E. & Nesbitt, C. (2012) Life of an Ancient Monument: Hadrian's Wall in History. Antiquity 86(333): 760-771.

Witcher, R.E. (2012) Hadrian’s Wall. In R.S. Bagnall, K. Broderson, C.B. Champion, A. Erskine & S.R. Huebner (eds.) The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell, pp.3024-3027


Hingley, R. (2011) Living Landscape: Reading Hadrian’s Wall. Landscapes 11: 41-62.

Hingley, R. & R. Hartis (2011) Contextualizing Hadrian’s Wall: The Wall as “Debatable Lands”, in O. Hekster & T. Kaiser (eds.) Impact of Empire 13: Frontiers of the Roman World. Leiden: Brill: 79-96.

Tolia-Kelly, D.P (2011) An Archaeology of Race: Narrating the Northern Frontier in Northern Britain, Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, 36: 71-88.


Hingley, R. (2010a) 'The Most Ancient Boundary between England and Scotland’: Genealogies of the Roman Walls. Classical Receptions Journal 2(1): 25-43.

Hingley, R. (2010b) Tales of the Frontier: Diasporas on Hadrian's Wall. In H. Eckardt (ed.) Roman Diasporas. Archaeological Approaches to Mobility and Diversity in the Roman Empire. Portsmouth, RI: Journal of Roman Archaeology, pp.227-43.

Witcher, R.E. (2010a) The Fabulous Tales of the Common People, Part 1: Representing Hadrian’s Wall. Public Archaeology 9(3): 126-152.

Witcher, R.E. (2010b) The Fabulous Tales of the Common People, Part 2: Encountering Hadrian’s Wall. Public Archaeology 9(4): 211-238.

Witcher, R.E., Tolia-Kelly, D.P. & Hingley, R. (2010) Archaeologies of Landscape: Excavating the Materialities of Hadrian's Wall. Journal of Material Culture 15.1: 105-128.


Nesbitt, C. & Tolia-Kelly, D.P. (2009) Hadrian's Wall: Embodied Archaeologies of the Linear Monument. Journal of Social Archaeology 9(3):368-390.

Tolia-Kelly, D.P. & Nesbitt, C. (2009) An Archaeology of Race. Exploring the Northern Frontier in Roman Britain. Exhibition catalogue.


Hingley, R. & Nesbitt, C. (2008) A Wall for All Times. British Archaeology 102: 44-59.

Hingley, R. (2008) Hadrian's Wall in Theory: pursuing new agendas, in P. Bidwell (ed.) Understanding Hadrian's Wall. Arbeia Society, 25-28.


Hingley, R. (2007) Tales of the Frontier, Frontier Autumn 07:2.

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