Constructing the Limes

Constructing the Limes

Status: Ongoing
Duration: 2021 - 2025
Contact: Hella Hollander M.A.

How do borders work? And how do borders determine the lives of people who live in a border zone? How do borders become visible as cultural and political constructions? A consortium led by Dr Saskia Stevens (UU) will investigate this thanks to an NWA-ORC grant worth 4.1 million euros. They look at the limes, the border of the Roman Empire that ran right through the Netherlands. Unique in this project is the integration of insights from the humanities, exact sciences and archeology. The public plays an important role in tracing finds and the results are made widely accessible. DANS will contribute to this by making the data available for the long-term. It will enrich contemporary public debates around border issues.

All partners of this consortium: Universiteit Utrecht, Radboud Universiteit, VU Amsterdam, SUAS, Wageningen University and Research, Nationale limessamenwerking, Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed, Rijksmuseum van Oudheden, Thermenmuseum Heerlen, Uitgeverij Matrijs, Gemeente Nijmegen, Het Valkhof, Geogenetics Lab Copenhagen, ArcheoHotspots, Archeon, Landschap Erfgoed Utrecht, Romeinen NU, Romeinse limes Nederland, Romeinse Vicus aan de Rijn, Xsaga, Nieuw Utrechts toneel, Studio Louter, Vereniging van Vrijwilligers in de Archeologie, Nationale Archeologiedagen, Gemeente Utrecht, DANS, Naturalis, Medialane.

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Hella Hollander M.A.

Data Station Manager Archaeology