The Edge of Europe addresses the significance of Romanian WWI sites as places of remembrance and heritage by exploring the case of Maramureș against national and international heritage standards. This work provides the first ever survey of WWI sites on the Eastern Front, showing that the Prislop Pass material culture holds undeniable national and international heritage value both in terms of physical preservation and in terms of mapping the memorial-historical record. The research coins the notion of conflictual landscape for approaching aspects of war heritage that had remained unexplored. As well as presenting a gazetteer of WWI sites on the Eastern Front, Roman’s research offers a new approach for documenting war sites and provides a tool kit for the assessment of unrecognised heritage.
Roxana-Talida Roman completed her PhD in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham in 2019. She specialises in conflict/landscape archaeology, heritage and material culture. Previously she conducted research on memory and remembrance in relation to military ethos and the rhetoric of death in the post-heroic age.
‘This is a critically important contribution to conflict archaeology and First World War studies.’ Professor Nicholas Saunders, University of Bristol
The quality of this research is of great significance archaeologically in examining the Eastern Front during the Great War.’ Peer reviewer