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AIAS Fellows' Seminar: Orietta Dora Cordovana, AIAS Fellow

Ancient Ecosystems. The Roman Frontier in Britain and North Africa

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Monday 28 September 2015,  at 14:15 - 16:00


The AIAS Auditorium, Building 1632, Høegh-Guldbergs Gade 6B, 8000 Aarhus C


The main aim of my research is to overcome traditional conceptualizations of the Roman frontier, especially the idea of the linear political border and the view of the ancient frontier as a buffer zone. I investigate the Roman idea of frontier and the perception of space and use of territory. I want also to verify whether a relation between the organization of municipal territories and the arrangement of the frontier areas in the provinces themselves exist. All these dynamics can explain the impact and mechanisms of Roman imperialism in marginal areas.

Jan Alber will introduce the paper.

Short CV

Orietta Cordovana graduated in Rome ‘La Sapienza’ in Ancient History and Classical Archaeology. She took a PhD in Ancient History at the University of Messina. She was Marie Curie Experienced Researcher at the University of Edinburgh, Humboldt Senior Fellow at the Excellence Cluster ‘Topoi’, Freie Universität Berlin. She taught Anient History, Classics and Classical Archaeology in Italy, UK, and Japan. Currently she is Accademico di Merito dell’Accademia Angelica Costantiniana, Rome.

Orietta Dora Cordovana's project at AIAS.

What is a Fellows' Seminar?

The AIAS Fellows' Seminar is a session of seminars held by the AIAS fellows or by other speakers proposed by the fellows. In each seminar, one fellow will present and discuss his/her current research and research project, closing off with a question and discussion session.

All seminars are held in English and open to the public. Registration to the seminar is not necessary. Read more about the AIAS Fellows' Seminar here.