The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

The People of Roman Britain at Home and Abroad

Roman Society & the Association for Roman Archaeology - 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

‘Mobility in Roman Britain’ (©  University of Reading/Aaron Watson)

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