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International conference “Non plus ultra! Claustra Alpium Iuliarum and other Roman defense systems”

17. December 2019 @ 09:30 - 16:30

We kindly invite you to join us on the international conference “Non plus ultra! Claustra Alpium Iuliarum and other Roman defense systems”, where experts from Slovenia, Croatia, Germany, the Netherlands and England will present to us the rich heritage of Roman defense systems.

The first part of the conference is dedicated to presenting the results of the CLAUSTRA+ (Cross-border destination of cultural and green tourism Claustra Alpium Iuliarum) project. The project is co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund under the Interreg V-A Slovenia-Croatia Program.

The second part of the conference, with contributions from remote Roman border sites, is dedicated to the memory of the recently deceased German archeologist Stephan Bender, a limes coordinator in Baden-Württemberg, who has been monitoring and supporting the development of the CLAUSTRA+ project since 2015. Sebastjan Sommer, Landes-Conservator in Bavaria and Chairman of the German Limes Commission and Professor in Bamberg, will present us with experience in the protection, presentation and exploration of the Rhaetian Limes after the listing of the monument on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The longtime collaborator of archeologist Stephan Bender, Julia Datow-Ensling, will talk about his achievements in the field of research and presentation of Upper Germanic and Rhaetian limes. Mark Driessen of the University of Leiden will compare the monumentality of military architecture of different periods in the northwest and southeast edge of the Roman Empire with a presentation on the fortresses of Nijmegen in the Netherlands and Udhruh in Jordan. Rob Collins of Newcastle University will be presenting a slightly less well-known picture of the late stages of the development and use of the Hadrian Wall in England.

The third part of the conference will present recent archeological research in the field of the claustra Alpium Iuliarum defense system. Part of this is research carried out in the context of the Claustra+ project, and partly of field interventions carried out at related sites at the same time.

During your visit to the Hiša EU (EU House Slovenia), do not miss the free experience of the Multimedia Center: Experience Europe. The event will be simultaneously translated. Participation in the conference is free of charge, please confirm your articipation at tajda.senica@zvkds.si by December 12th, 2019 at the latest.

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We kindly invite you to participate!




17. December 2019
09:30 - 16:30


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Hiša EU
Dunajska cesta 20
Ljubljana, 1000 Slovenia
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01 252 88 43
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