The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

RAC & TRAC 2016

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.

Plenary lectures - photo copyright Steven Cockings Plenary lectures - photo copyright Steven Cockings

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.

Portus trip - photo copyright Steven Cockings Portus trip - photo copyright Steven Cockings Portus trip - photo copyright Steven Cockings

Facoltà di Lettere e Filosofia, Sapienza Università di Roma - photo copyright Steven Cockings

RAC & TRAC 2016 opening session- photo copyright Steven Cockings

Catharine Edwards & Alasdair Gilmour - photo copyright Claire Millington

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