Constructing the Limes

Project Details



Layman's description

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.
Effective start/end date01/06/202101/06/2025


  • limes
  • borders
  • archaeology
  • Roman


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