The Roman Finds Group Autumn Conference
in association with Colchester and Ipswich Museums
Monday November 11th 2019
(with the option of a pre meeting (10th November) walking tour of Roman Colchester)
Finds from Roman Colchester: Conference Schedule
10.00 Registration (with tea, coffee and biscuits)
10.30 Welcome: Glynn Davies, Colchester and Ipswich Museums
Session one: Chair: Jenny Hall, Roman Finds Group
10.35 Nina Crummy, Independent researcher. The early history of Colchester Museum and its collections.
11.00 Matt Fittock, Finds Liaison Officer, (Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire), Portable antiquities Scheme. The Pipeclay Figurines from the Colchester Childs Burial.
11.25 Glynn Davis, Colchester and Ipswich Museums. An Amber distaff discovered in Colchester Museum's collections.
11.50 Ben Paites, Colchester and Ipswich Museums. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder: Roman brooches of Colchester
12.15 Glynn Davis and Ben Paites, Colchester and Ipswich Museums: Adorn: The Exhibition
12.35 Lunch and
• viewing of ‘Adorn’ Exhibition
• tour of the Museum Vaults or Castle roof
Session Two. Chair: Glynn Davis Colchester and Essex Museums
14.00 Frank Hargrave, Colchester and Ipswich Museums. Gosbecks; Iron Age continuity or Roman appropriation? The material evidence.
14.25 Laura Pooley, Colchester Archaeological Trust. An animal headed linch-pin from Colchester's Roman circus.
14.50 Emma Holloway, Colchester Archaeological Trust. Lead coffins from Colchester: An illustrator's view
15.15 Coffee, Tea and biscuits – viewing of posters and finds
Session Three: Chair: Stephen Greep, Meetings Co-ordinator, Roman Finds Group
15.45 Sophie Flynn – Finds Liaison Officer (Essex), Portable Antiquities Scheme. Recent PAS finds from Colchester and Essex.
16.10 Edwin Wood, King’s College, London. The Roman Military Equipment from Colchester.
16.35 Adam Parker, Open University. Roman Magic: The Camulodunum Case Study
17.00 Closing remarks: Chairman Roman Finds Group.
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We are delighted to announce that Roman Finds Group committee member Dr Jörn Schuster will be offering a one-day Masterclass on Romano-British Brooches with former RFG committee members Dr Hella Eckhardt and Dr Emma Durham from the University of Reading. This one-day event will enhance your skills in the description, identification and dating of Romano-British brooches. You will also learn about the way the PAS records brooches and the research potential of personal adornment for our understanding of Roman Britain.... Read More »