RAC XII & TRAC 26
RAC XII and TRAC 26 were hosted by La Sapienza in collaboration with the British School at Rome, Wednesday 16 - Saturday 19 March, 2016.
The Conference, with nearly 50 sessions, 600 delegates from 17 countries, and representatives of 23 UK universities and nine UK museums and archaeological organisations, was a genuinely international occasion and the largest RAC ever held.
The Opening Ceremony
The Conference was opened by Eugenio Gaudio (Magnifico Rettore, Sapienza Università di Roma), Stefano Asperti (Preside della Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Sapienza Università di Roma), Christopher Smith (Director of the British School at Rome) and Catharine Edwards (President, Roman Society).
Presentation of the BA Dissertation Prize
The President, Catharine Edwards, presented BA dissertation prize to Alasdair Gilmour (Exeter University) for his thesis on: Authority and Influence in Late Iron Age Inscribed Kentish Coinage.
Sessions were held in the Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia.
The two plenary lectures were given by Fausto Zevi and Professor Simon Keay.
Excursion to Portus
The concluding excursion to Portus itself was led by Simon Keay and Stephen Kay with representatives from the Soprintendenza Speciale per il Colosseo, il MNR e l'Area Archeologia di Roma and the École française de Rome.