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Imagining the Border

Imaginer la frontière

Frontière·s. Revue d’archéologie, histoire et histoire de l’art

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Published on Thursday, June 20, 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’. For its second issue, the authors are invited to write on the theme “Imagining 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: ‘Imagining the Border’

Any border is a matter of imaginaries. People conceived borders - whatever their nature - depending on predefined needs and beliefs. "Imagining the Border" invites authors to question imaginaries which led to the setting of borders, or resulted from them, including actors or temporalities. Papers could grasp religious (prohibition, rites of passages...), social (elites, clergy...), physical (limits, walls, rivers...) or even heuristic borders (academic fiels, historical periodization...). Reception could also constitute a research topic, for instance, current political discourse about so-called ancient or medieval borders).

Editorial committee



  • June 18 2019: CFP
  • December 20 2019 : submission deadline

  • March 1st 2020: reviewers’ feedback
  • May 1st 2020: deadline for submitting corrections
  • June 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


  • Lyon, France


  • Friday, December 20, 2019

Attached files


  • 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, imaginary


  • Fabien Bièvre-Perrin
    courriel : fabienbp [at] hotmail [dot] com

Information source

  • Fabien Bièvre-Perrin
    courriel : fabienbp [at] hotmail [dot] com


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« Imagining the Border », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Thursday, June 20, 2019, https://doi.org/10.58079/132h

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