Roman Finds Group Autumn Meeting 2015 6th November 2015 The British Museum

The British Museum stagied an exhibition on the Celts in autumn 2015. The RFG, in conjunction with the LPFG (Later Prehistoric Finds Group), hosted a 1-day conference in association with the exhibition. It was held in the Stevenson Theatre of the British Museum on Friday November 6th 2015. Speakers included British Museum curators involved in the exhibition and free entry to the exhibition on the day/evening.

The Celts: Art & Identity

A major Later Prehistoric Finds Group & Roman Finds Group conference in collaboration with the British Museum and including entry to the temporary exhibition

The Stevenson Theatre British Museum Friday November 6th 2015 10am-4.30pm

10.00-10.20 Registration

10.20-10.30 Welcome & introduction

10.30-11.00 Keynote: Who were the Celts and what is Celtic Art?
Dr Jody Joy, Senior Curator (Archaeology), Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge

11.00-11.30 ‘Those singularly beautiful curves’: Art and identity in Iron Age Europe
Dr Julia Farley, Curator of the European Iron Age Collections, British Museum & lead Curator, The Celts exhibition (BM)

11.30-12.00 'A material girl in a material world?’ Cartimandua, Stanwick and the Roman Iron Age in north-east England
Professor Colin Haselgrove, Professor of Archaeology, University of Leicester

12.00 – 1.45pm LUNCH
- 12.10-13.10 TOUR 1
- 12.20-13.20 TOUR 2
- 12.30-13.30 TOUR 3
[booking essential]

1.45-2.15 Refresh, renew, reinvent: the transformation of Celtic art in Roman Britain
Dr Fraser Hunter, Principal Curator, Iron Age & Roman Collections, National Museums of Scotland & Curator, The Celts exhibition (NMS)

2.15-2.45 Numina Britannorum: Celtic deities in a Roman world Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green, Professor of Archaeology, Cardiff University

2.45-3.15 TEA

3.15-3.45 A monumental difference in Early Medieval Insular art Dr Martin Goldberg, Senior Curator, Early Historic & Viking Collections, Dept of Scottish History & Archaeology, National Museums of Scotland & Curator, The Celts exhibition (NMS)

3.45-4.15 The art of the chariot: martial mobility and meaning in Iron Age Britain
Dr Melanie Giles, Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, Archaeology: School of Arts, Languages and Cultures, University of Manchester

4.15-4.30 Close
- 4.40-5.40 TOUR 4
[booking essential]

Roman Finds Group

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[Would RFG members please note that members rate applications only apply to those who have paid their 2014/5 subscriptions!]

The Later Prehistoric Finds Group

The Later Prehistoric Finds Group & Roman Finds Group would like to thank the British Museum’s Dept. of Britain, Europe and Prehistory for their support in organising this conference.
There are 4 timed entries to the exhibition with 40 places booked for each tour for which delegates will need to book:

There was also be the opportunity to buy the paperback edition of the exhibition publication at a discounted price.


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