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Conferences

The Roman Empire Off Limits

Saturday 5 November

BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum

A conference hosted with the Association for Roman Archaeology

This year we explore the archaeology of countries where sites have been damaged or destroyed, and where fieldwork is not currently possible. The experiences of Gertrude Bell remind us that the political and archaeological issues in these areas are hardly new.

Programme

1.30-1.45      Introduction 

1.45-2.30      Dr Robert Bewley (EAMENA): Endangered Roman Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa

2.30-3.15      Dr Philip Kenrick (University of Oxford): Roman (and therefore European) heritage in Libya: what is at stake and what can be done?

3.15-3.45      Tea

3.45-4.30      Professor Kevin Butcher (University of Warwick): Civil war and its aftermath: Lebanon and Syria.

4.30-5.15      Dr Mark Jackson (Newcastle University): It isn't merely a responsibility to the 'Iraq but to archaeology in general’; Gertrude Bell then and now

 5.15-5.30     Closing remarks

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Romans and Natives in Central Britain

The bathhouse, Hardknott fort (Photo © P Wilson)

Saturday 29 October

Grassington Town Hall, North Yorkshire

Romans and Natives in Central Britain

A day conference jointly organised by the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust, the Roman Antiquities Section, YAS and the Roman Society.

Recent large projects, many funded by developers, have highlighted a growing interest in the frontier lands on either side of Hadrian’s Wall, an area that can loosely be called Central Britain. The focus of this geographical region is arguably centred on territory that came to be associated with the Brigantes, but a gulf still exists between the historical and archaeological evidence. From landscape studies and excavation to scientific artefact analysis, a range of papers at this conference will consider the evidence for interaction between native groups and Roman conquerors in and around this central zone.

John Cruse, YAHS Yorkshire Quern Survey ............ Regionality in the querns of Central Britain


Mike Haken, Roman Roads Research Group ........... The northern road network


Fraser Hunter, National Museum of Scotland .......... Roman – Native interactions


Sonia O’Connor, Bradford University ....................... Artefact analysis: bone spoons


Sue Stallibrass, Liverpool University ........................ Animal products: supply and demand


Richard Tipping, Stirling University .......................... Environmental impact in Central Britain


Dave Went, Historic England ..................................... Investigating a Roman period landscape


Tony Wilmott, Historic England ................................. Roman impact around Hadrian’s Wall


Pete Wilson, Rarey Archaeology ............................... Roman impact behind the Wall

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