The website for the 26th International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies has been launched with a Call for Sessions for the event which will be held in 2024 in Batumi (Georgia). The Congress is co-organized by the University of Warsaw’s Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology and Faculty of Archaeology together with the Cultural Heritage Protection Agency of Adjara.
The “Limes Congress” is the largest and most prestigious scientific event dedicated to research on the borders of the Roman Empire. It has more than 70 years of tradition and bringing together researchers from around the world. The congresses are held every three years and have been attended lately by over 400 specialists studying the limes of the Imperium Romanum and the presence of the Roman army and civilians in the frontier zone.
The Congress website (limes2024.org) lists the themes of four sessions proposed by the organizers. Further themed session proposals can be submitted until March 31st via the website.
Session 1: Over the sea and far away. Roman garrisons and Roman influences in the Southern Caucasus (R. Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski, E. Kakhidze and P. Jaworski)
Session 2: Between Danube and Bosporus. Roman military presence in Scythia and Taurica (R. Karasiewicz-Szczypiorski, O. Savelyev and R. Gawroński)
Session 3: Back to the drawing board – new approaches, concepts and documentation methods for studies on the Roman frontier fortifications (P. Zakrzewski, I. Bogdanović)
Session 4: The Roman Army Beyond the Provinces (Michael A. Speidel)