18/04/2024 - 19/04/2024

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Abgusssammlung, Alte Residenz
SR E.33
Residenzplatz 1 (Paris-Lodron-Universität)
5020 Salzburg

The Department of Ancient History of the Paris Lodron University Salzburg invites you to the 4th conference in the series of Salzburger Frühlingssymposium dedicated to 'Life at the Roman Limes'.

During the conference, experts will present numerous lectures on everyday and special topics aspects of ancient life at the Danube Limes, including trade and economy, infrastructure, living and housing culture, medical care, and religious issues such as the cult of the dead and burial rites. Further attention will be given to the current topic of the 'UNESCO World Heritage Site Danube Limes' and the associated measures for the protection of cultural property. Anna Kaiser from the Center for Cultural Property Protection will give the keynote speech on the Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Danube Region, Raffaela Woller will present the Living Danube Limes project for the valorisation of the Roman Danube Limes as a transnational cultural heritage site.


Poster Salzburger Frühlingssymposium


Danube Limes, the border between the Roman Empire and the so-called Barbaricum, stretched from the spring of the Danube in present-day Germany to the Black Sea and was an important settlement, military and trading area for almost five centuries. The local population intermingled with Roman traders and soldiers. New settlements were built around legionary camps. A network of roads was built to transport people and goods. The Danube as a shipping route contributed significantly to the social and economic development of the area.

In July 2021, the western section of the Danube Limes (in Germany, Austria and Slovakia) was inscribed as a transnational World Heritage Site. Together with the Lower Germanic Limes (Germany), Hadrian's Wall and Antonine Wall (Great Britain) and the Upper Germanic-Raetian Limes (Germany), it forms the joint transnational UNESCO World Heritage Site 'Frontiers of the Roman Empire'.

The Living Danube Limes project (Interreg Danube Transnational Programme 2020-2022), led by the Center for Cultural Property Protection, aims to connect, revive, research, preserve and promote the Roman Danube Limes as a transnational cultural heritage site of outstanding importance.

Further details can be found in the programme.
The lectures will be held in German. Attendance is free of charge.



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