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Exceeding the Border

Dépasser la frontière

Frontière·s. Revue d’Archéologie, Histoire et Histoire de l’art

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Published on Wednesday, February 06, 2019


Frontière·s. Revue d’Archéologie, Histoire & Histoire de l’art aims at providing an Open Access epistemological framework for Ancient and Medieval scholars. It focuses on the polysemous and discussed term ‘border’. The matter of crossing borders – of any kind – will be addressed in its opening issue, ‘Exceeding the Border’.



Nowadays, Open Access frameworks dedicated to epistemology in Ancient and Medieval fields remain far too few. The main objective of the journal Frontière·s. Revue d’Archéologie, Histoire & Histoire de l’art is to provide an efficient publication support to the scientific community based on the peer review. This project, led by junior researchers, is housed by Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée Jean Pouilloux and supported by Jean Moulin University (Lyon 3).

In the field of Ancient studies, the common understanding of ‘border’ is often restricted to geopolitical limits. However, it is possible to understand ‘border’ in a wider way according to the modes of separation. Though, depending on the way of splitting, it could encompass any meanings: concrete or abstract boundaries, built or natural ones, etc. Authors are invited to consider every kind of separation between individuals, not only geophysical, state or political ones, but also social, cultural, symbolic, linguistic, metaphysical boundaries.

Frontière·s provides a cross-sectoral framework to archaeologists, historians and art historians, and moreover, a work tool published on a semestrial basis.

Ongoing CFP: ‘Exceeding the Border’

For the current issue, authors are invited to focus on the process of ‘Exceeding the Border’, without any semantic restriction: crossing, overcoming, transgressing, outreaching, etc. Exceeding borders thus implies a broad range of actors and expressions. Authors will freely question this issue:

  • Semantics and speech
  • Material culture and materiality
  • Wilful or enforced crossing
  • Law and Norms infringement
  • Individuals and networks
  • Frequencies and dynamics
  • Agents and brokers

Editorial committee

Vincent CHOLLIER (HiSoMA) et Gaëlle PERROT (HiSoMA)


  • December 10th 2019: call for papers
  • June 10th 2019: submission deadline

  • Septembre 1st 2019 : reviewers’ feedback
  • Novembre 1st 2019 : deadline for submitting corrections
  • December 2019: issue publication

Submission guidelines

English and French submissions are both accepted.

All paper proposals (max. 22,000 signs) must be submitted to: frontiere-s@mom.fr  by 10 December 2019

accompanied by a short abstract in French and English (max. 1200 signs) and 5–10 key words. Please also include your institutional affiliation, position and name.

Editorial standards here.

Bibliographic standards here


  • Monday, June 10, 2019


  • frontière, border, migration, épistémologie, epistemology, Antiquité, Antiquity, Moyen Âge, Middle Ages, franchissement, crossing, limite, boundary, social, société, society, religion, armée, army, échange, trade, déchéance, decay


  • Laboratoire Frontière·s
    courriel : frontiere-s [at] mom [dot] fr

Reference Urls

Information source

  • Gaëlle Perrot
    courriel : frontiere-s [at] msh-lse [dot] fr


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« Exceeding the Border », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Wednesday, February 06, 2019, https://doi.org/10.58079/11wd

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