Who are we?

victoriaImpact of Empire is an international research network focusing on the sheer existence of the Roman Empire and the consequences of its actions in the regions it dominated.

The aim of the International Network Impact of Empire is to organize interdisciplinary workshops and to publish the ensuing proceedings.

A secondary objective is to give young researchers the opportunity to present their work in an international interdisciplinary setting of senior colleagues, and to profit by the feedback they receive.


EastWestLateAntiquityMay 2015: New publication of IMEM by Wolf Liebeschuetz: East and West in Late Antiquity. Invasion, Settlement, Ethnogenesis and Conflicts of Religion.

The volume combines published and unpublished articles by emeritus professor Wolf Liebeschuetz. The collection concerns aspects of what Gibbon called 'the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire'. Topics discussed are defensive strategies, the settlement inside the Empire of invaders and immigrants, and the modification of identities with the formation of new communities.