The Edge of Europe addresses the significance of Romanian WWI sites as places of remembrance and heritage. By measuring the case of Maramures against national and international heritage standards the work demonstrates that the Prislop Pass places of war hold heritage value both in terms of physical preservation and in terms of mapping the memorial-historical record. As well as providing the first ever gazetteer and survey of WWI sites on the Eastern Front, Roman’s research suggests a model of conflictual landscape for approaching aspects of previously unexplored material culture of war and 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