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Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies



Saving Ancient Treasures for the World – save the date!


Wednesday 3 July 2019

Beveridge Hall, Senate House


Speakers will include Dr Roger Bland (Keeper of the Department of Portable Antiquities and Treasure, British Museum, 2005-2013 ), Professor Eleanor Robson (Professor of Ancient Middle Eastern History, UCL), Dr Maamoun Abdulkarim (Director General for Antiquities and Museums of Syria, 2012-2017), Dr John Curtis (CEO Iran Heritage Foundation), and Colonel Matthew Bogdanos (Chief, Antiquities Trafficking Unit, NY District Attorney’s Office).  More details and arrangements for booking will be available later in the year.


A day conference, generously supported by Mr Christian Levett.




FIEC / Classical Association Conference 2019 - save the date!


The 15th annual conference of the International Federation of Associations of Classical Associations / Fédération Internationale des Associations d’Études Classiques (FIEC) will take place in conjunction with the 2019 Classical Association Annual conference on 4th-8th July 2019 in the Institute of Education (UCL). The programme will include plenary lectures, panels, workshops and cultural activities. As one of the member organisations of FIEC, the Roman Society will be jointly hosting the Congress along with the Hellenic Society, Classical Association, ICS and the London Colleges.  There will also be a Roman Society panelwith Professor Tim Cornell, Professor Werner Eck, Dr Hella Eckardt and Professor Catherine Steel. 


More information will be available in due course: www.fiec2019.org

The People of Roman Britain at Home and Abroad

Saturday 17 November, 2018

Clore Centre, BP Theatre, British Museum


This Symposium is aimed at looking at the general population of Roman Britain.  New archaeological research, notably covering rural settlements and burials, will shed light on the lives of millions of people who lived across the province, often people who are largely overlooked in general literature about the province.  There will also be a consideration of the evidence for Britons working and living elsewhere in the Roman Empire, reminding us that Britannia was truly an integrated province of the Empire.


13.30-13.40  Introduction

13.45-14.30  Dr Tom Brindle (Cotswold Archaeology) ‘The Great Unwashed – Common People in Roman Britain'

14.30-15.15  Dr Hella Eckardt (Reading University) ‘Mobility in Roman Britain – archaeological evidence and current debates’

15.15-15.45  Tea

15.45-16.30  Dr John Pearce (King’s College, London) 'Becoming Roman in death? Funerary monuments and rituals in Britannia'

16.30-17.15  Dr Tatiana Ivleva (Newcastle and Leiden Universities) ‘Britons abroad: The untold story of emigration and object mobility from Roman Britain’

17.15             Summing Up

Tickets for the event, including afternoon refreshments, cost £20. Bookings are being taken now, and tickets will be sent out in October. Please return your form to the Roman Society, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU.

Download a form here.