Universität Innsbruck

Contextualizing Imperial Borderlands (9th C. BC - 9th C. AD, and Beyond) - Vorarlberg Museum (Bregenz, AUT) 20.-24.6.2022

From the 20th to the 24th of June, the members of the doctoral college participated in the international conference “Contextualizing Imperial Borderlands“ held in Bregenz. The conference was organised by Robert Rollinger (Innsbruck/Wrocław) and Julian Degen (Trier) and is part of a series of international conferences organised by the ÖAW Commission “Transformation Processes and Empire in the Ancient Afro-Eurasian Worlds”. The talks were centred around the long durée perspective on the dynamics of imperial borderlands. A special focus was placed on the interaction of theses borderlands with the core regions of imperial formation. The members of the doctoral college took part in the moderation of the panels, which focused on a variety of topics, starting with the Iranian and Ancient Near Eastern imperial borderlands and moving through the Aegean, Egypt, China and Central Asia as well as from the 9th century BCE, the Achaemenid, Seleucid, Hellenistic, and Roman time until the Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages.

A more detailed summary of the conference as well as the program can be found here: https://www.hsozkult.de/conferencereport/id/fdkn-128790