NWO offers more than €93 million for research projects into urgent issues with a broad range of collaborative partners

27 November 2020

A total of 21 consortia will work as teams on interdisciplinary research that will bring scientific and societal breakthroughs within reach. One of the projects receive funding in the second round of the Dutch Research Agenda Programme: Research along Routes by Consortia (NWA-ORC) is: Looking for the limes: the Romans in the Netherlands. DANS is one of the partners in this consortium.

Under supervision of dr. S.L.M. (Saskia) Stevens (Utrecht University) this project investigates how borders work and how they can become visible as cultural and political constructs. It looks particularly at the limes, the border of the Roman Empire in the Netherlands, how it was constructed and what its societal impact has been from the Roman period until today. The role of DANS lies in making the data accessible.

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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Please find more information online: the newsitem, information about the project Constructing the Limes and the role of DANS.

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