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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