The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies


The Archaeology Committee

The Archaeology Committee aims to promote the study of Rome and the Roman Empire through its exceptional archaeological remains. See here for the current committee members.

The Committee fosters collaboration between archaeologists and historians, and we encourage closer links between the UK and the international community. The Committee is keen to increase awareness of Antiquity among young people too, particularly schoolchildren who otherwise might not experience the many wonders of Roman archaeology. The Committee also advises the Society's Council on all aspects of Roman Archaeology.

Roman Archaeology Conference (RAC), lectures and conferences

Established to co-ordinate a national archaeology conference on the Society’s behalf, the Archaeology Committee co-organised the first Roman Archaeology Conference (RAC) at the University of Reading in 1994. The biennial Roman Archaeology Conference is now an important and popular event on the academic calendar, and it has aslo been held overseas at the University of Michigan, ROme (La Sapienza & the BSR) and Split.  RAC (and TRAC) will be held in April 2024 in London. More details are available on the RAC website.

The Committee also organises a number of conferences and lectures, often in collaboration with other organisations throughout the UK. For details of upcoming events, see the Events pages.

Grants and Prizes


The Archaeology Committee introduced a bi-annual e-newsletter, Epistula, in 2010. All past issues are available to read here.
Contributions (up to 300 words plus an image) should be sent to: by 30 April and 31 October each year.


The Archaeology Committee was responsbile for digitising the Society's slide collection in 2010, and the collection has grown since then. Browse the image bank here.


Useful related links


The Roman Society
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Telephone: 020 7862 8727


The Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies (The Roman Society) is a registered charity in the UK.

Charity Registration Number: 210644
Company Registration Number: 114442