Migration and Mobility Across the Roman-Persian Frontier, 3rd-7th c. A.D., University of Tübingen, December 13–15, 2018
The international conference "Migration and Mobility Across the Roman-Persian Frontier, 3rd-7th c. A.D.," organized by the Kollegforschergruppe "Migration und Mobilität in Spätantike und Frühmittelalter," will take place at the University of Tübingen December 13–15, 2018.
The conference will consider the regular population movements in Late Antiquity along the Roman-Persian frontier, running from the Transcaucasian Black Sea coast to the Syrian Desert. Where the Near Eastern Roman-Persian frontier was concerned, a wide array of population movements took place, into as well as out of the Eastern Roman empire. Some of these movements could be temporary (whether recurrent or not), others permanent, some voluntary, others involuntary (including forced/coerced migration), some sponsored or controlled by the state, others driven by migrants’ aims. Involving large communities, smaller groups, or individuals, this mobility could result from political, cultural or economic contexts. Studying these various types of migration and mobility can in turn provide multiple insights into socio-economic and political conditions and cultural trends in the Roman and Sasanian Persian empires, in particular, in communities on both sides of the frontier in the Near East. It will also offer a fresh perspective on Roman-Sasanian Persian political relations.
Those wishing to attend should RSVP before December 1, 2018.