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Retrospect & Prospect: 50 Years of Britannia

Roman Society Biennial Day Conference

Retrospect and Prospect: 50 years of Britannia and the state of Romano-British archaeology

Saturday, 4th November 2017, 10.00 – 18.00

Woburn Suite (Room G22/26), Senate House, University of London

This conference has now sold out. To join the waiting list, email: office(at)romansociety.org

This year’s Roman Society Day Conference will celebrate 50 years of the journal Britannia. The conference will explore the highlights of the last 50 years of Romano-British archaeology, with an emphasis not just on excavation and discovery but also inscriptions and artefacts. Speakers will also consider future research priorities and present current thinking in a range of fields including osteology and zooarchaeology.

10.00: Arrival and registration 

Morning Session: Retrospect (Chair: Andy Gardner)

10.30-10.40: Hella Eckardt (Reading): Introduction & Britannia in numbers

10.40-11.10: Martin Millett (Cambridge): Urban highlights

11.10-11.30: Coffee break

11.30-12.00: Neil Holbrook (Cotswold Archaeology): The Countryside: Past Achievements, Future Challenges

12.00-12.30: Ian Haynes (Newcastle): Military highlights

12.30-13.15 Lunch

Afternoon Session: Prospects (Chair: Hella Eckardt)

13.15-14.15: Andy Gardner (UCL) & TRAC committee: Lightning round

14.15-14.45: Ellen Swift (Kent): Material Culture: a design perspective

14.45-15.15: Naomi Sykes (Nottingham): Local and exotic

15.15-15.45 Coffee Break

15.45-16.15: Becky Gowland (Durham): Romano-British bodies

16.15-17.00: David Mattingly (Leicester): Keynote/Closing discussion

17.00 onwards: Reception & Poster viewing


Watch the vidcast of the lectures here.

The vidcast was produced for the Roman Society by Braunarts.