Preface: Migration and Change: Causes and Consequences of Mobility in the Ancient World

Albert Dietz, Aaltje Hidding, Julia Dorothea Preisigke


The Distant Worlds Journal (DWJ) is an online peer-reviewed journal established especially for presenting the research of early-career scholars on the ancient world. Each edition of the DWJ centres on a specific question or topic pertinent to the diverse disciplines engaged in the study of ancient cultures. In our third edition, we investigate a phenomenon that has shaped today’s society as well as the ancient world: migration and mobility. Particular attention will be paid to what we know about its causes  and  consequences:  Why  does  migration  happen,  what  are  its  effects  and  how  do  we  as  
scholars deal with migration and mobility of past peoples?

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