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Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies



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.