The Roman Society

Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies

Trajan Conference

Trajan - a conference


Saturday 16 December 2017

BP Lecture Theatre, British Museum


Hosted with the Association for Roman Archaeology

A conference to mark the anniversary of the death of Trajan in AD 117



1.30-1.45         Introduction 

1.45-2.30         Professor Amanda Claridge (Royal Holloway): ‘Trajan’s Forum and Column in Rome: new discoveries’

2.30-3.15         Dr Bernhard Woytek (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna): ‘SPQR OPTIMO PRINCIPI. Trajanic coinage as a tribute to “the best of emperors”’

3.15-3.45         Tea

3.45-4.30         Professor Andrew Poulter (University of Birmingham): ‘Soldiers on the move: Trajan's conquest of Dacia’

With a practical demonstration of Roman armour

4.30-5.15         Dr Nick Hodgson (Arbeia Roman Fort & Museum): ‘Britannia omissa: the military situation in Britain under Trajan’

 5.15-5.30        Closing remarks

Trajan's Column

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