The Roman Finds Group Spring Conference in association with the University of Glasgow and Historic Environment Scotland. Friday April 3rd - Saturday April 4th 2020
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New Research on Finds from Roman Scotland and the North : Meeting Schedule
Day One: Friday 3rd April 2020
11.00 Pre-Conference Guided tour: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
13.00 Registration. Welcome tea/coffee
13.35 Welcome and Introduction, Dr Louisa Campbell, LKAS Fellow in Archaeology, University of Glasgow
Session One: Roman Scotland Chair: Professor David Breeze
13.40 Dr Louisa Campbell, University of Glasgow: Paints and Pigments in the Past: The Antonine Wall Distance Stones
14.05 Dr Fraser Hunter, National Museum of Scotland: Surprises in the stores: exotic stone vessels from the Antonine Wall zone
14.30 Dr John Reid, Chairman, Trimontium Trust: Roman Missiles from North Britain: New Finds and Recent Observations
14.55 Tea/Coffee – viewing of finds and posters
Session Two: Roman Scotland Chair: Dr Louisa Campbell, University of Glasgow
15.30 Professor Laurence Keppie, Hunterian Museum: The Roman Collection at the Hunterian Museum
15.55 Professor David Breeze: The distribution of pottery and small finds at Bearsden.
16.20 Keynote lecture: Dr Rebecca Jones, Head of Archaeology and World Heritage Sites for Historic Environment Scotland: Roman Scotland and the Antonine Wall
17.30 - 19.30 Reception at the Hunterian Museum Private viewing of “The Antonine Wall: Rome’s Final Frontier” exhibition in the Hunterian Museum after the Museum has closed to the public. Led by Professor Lawrence Keppie, with a pre-dinner drinks reception courtesy of Dr Steph Scholten, Director of the Hunterian Museum.
20.00 Evening Social / Conference Meal For those who have booked, a meal at Pizza Express, 227 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8UD a short stroll away from the University.
Day Two: Saturday 4th April 2020
Session Three: Roman Scotland and the North Chair: Dr James Gerrard, University of Newcastle.
09.30 Dr. Tatiana Ivleva, University of Newcastle: Curious case of Scottish glass bangles: re-assessing typology, distribution, manufacture and use.
09.55 Douglas Carr, University of Newcastle: Roman coins from Hadrian’s Wall and the Northern Frontier
10.20 Katie Mountain, University of Newcastle: The typology and chronology of Roman disc brooches in Northern Britain
10.55 Dr Mike Bishop, Editor, JRMES: Now the wild had flowed in again: the Trimontium military equipment revisited
11.20 Tea/Coffee – viewing of finds and posters
Session Four: The North Chair: Mrs Jenny Hall, Treasurer Roman Finds Group
11.50 Dr James Gerrard, University of Newcastle: The 1864 Knaresborough Hoard: rediscovery, re-evaluation and a probable findspot
12.15 Lindsay Allason-Jones, University of Newcastle: Pillow Talk: evidence for soft furnishings in Roman Britain
12.40 Tim Penn, University of Edinburgh: Gaming boards, military communities and the transmissions of ideas: the view from Hadrian’s Wall
13.05 Lunch (Roman Finds Group 2020 AGM)
Session Five: Vindolanda Chair: Dr Stephen Greep, Chairman and meetings co-ordinator, Roman Finds Group
14.45 Rhys Williams, Teesside University: Digitising Vindolanda: From Excavation to Museum
15.10 Barbara Birley, Vindolanda Trust: Stories from the Frontier, using digital gameplay to engage children at Vindolanda
15.20 Marta Alberti: Vindolanda Trust Spinning on the Frontier: the making, use and discard of female identities at Vindolanda and Corbridge
15.45 Barbara Birley, Vindolanda Trust: Recent finds from Vindolanda
16.15 Conclusions and end
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