The network focuses on the consequences of the actions and sheer existence of the Roman Empire (27 BC-AD406) in the wide, culturally heterogeneous region it dominated, i.e. the Mediterranean area and its North-hinterland, esp. North-western Europe. The impact of this ancient empire, which constituted a superstructure over self-governing regions and communities, is compared with the impact of modern supranational structures in Europe and the ever-stronger reach of the state in the Middle East. The Roman Empire still constitutes an important common cultural heritage of all EC citizens and perceptions and images of this empire and this empire and its action shave heavily influenced European policies and ideologies until the present day.
Funding SchemeTHN - Thematic network contracts
2018 Anvers /Antwerpen
105 61 Athens
M13 9PL Manchester
SO17 1BJ Southampton