Roman Finds Group Meetings


Roman Finds Group Meetings

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Roman Finds Group meetings are held twice a year in varying locations, and provide a useful opportunity for presentation and discussion.

Roman Finds Group committee are always in the process of setting an exciting programme of meetings for the next year or two.



12th June 2019 Hoarding and deposition in Europe from later prehistory to the medieval period - finds in context

The theme of the next Instrumentum Meeting will be hoarding and deposition. Projects on hoards of coins, metalwork and other objects or materials currently being conducted in Britain have looked at both their composition and their locations. Recently excavated hoards also offer the chance to look at little-studied aspects of hoarding as a depositional process, such as the environmental data from pollen and seeds or from materials such as textiles and leather. The conference will also explore other aspects of deposition, including finds in wet contexts and structured deposition, as well as 'stray' or surface finds.

15th October 2018 RFG Autumn Meeting - Finds for the living and finds for the dead in Roman London

The 2018 RFG Autumn Meeting is based at Museum of London Docklands and will be a one-day conference on Monday 15th October. It is being organised jointly with the Museum of London and MOLA. It will take place in the Wilberforce Theatre, Museum of London Docklands, No.1 Warehouse, West India Quay, London E14 4AL.

24th March 2018 Roman Finds Group Canterbury Meeting

This coming spring the Roman Finds Group meeting will tie in with a large project on the small finds from the 1920-30s excavations at Richborough. It will be a two day conference from lunchtime on Saturday 24th March until late afternoon on Sunday 25th March and is to be held at Kent University. The meeting is being organised by Philip Smither and the curatorial team from English Heritage, based at Dover Castle.

20th October 2017 Roman Finds Group 30th Anniversary Meeting

This year the Roman Finds Group is 30 years old. To celebrate, we’ve organised our 2017 Autumn Meeting in Salisbury, where there will be a special reception. It will be a two-day conference from lunchtime on Friday 20th October until late afternoon on Saturday 21st October and is to be held in the Lecture Theatre, Salisbury Museum (

21st April 2017 Roman Finds Group Spring Meeting 2017 Verulamium and the Romano-British South East Friday 21st April 2017

The 2017 RFG Spring Meeting was based in St Albans on Friday April 21st, kindly hosted by the Verulamium Museum. The RFG would very much like to thank all those involved with arranging this event.

1st January 2017 The Roman Finds Group Spring Conference Verulamium and the Romano-British Southeast Abstracts

Verulamium Revealed: recent geophysical surveys of the Roman town, see more...

9th September 2016 Roman Finds Group Autumn Meeting 2016 Town and Country in Southern Britain Friday 9th – Saturday 10th September 2016

The 2016 RFG Autumn Meeting was based in Reading on Friday 9th and Saturday 10th September. It was hosted by the University of Reading’s Archaeology Department. The RFG would very much like to thank all those involved with arranging this event.

1st May 2016 Roman Finds Group Spring Meeting 2016 Finds from Roman York, Brigantia and Beyond Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April 2016

The 2016 RFG Spring Meeting was based in York on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April and was held in the Philip Rahtz Lecture Theatre, Kings Manor, University of York, jointly hosted by RFG, the Department of Archaeology at the University of York and the Yorkshire Museums Trust. RFG are grateful for the support given to arrangements for the meeting by these organisations.

6th November 2015 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.

16th March 2015 Roman Finds Group Spring Meeting 2015 Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies, Newcastle University Finds from the Roman North and Beyond 16th - 17th March 2015

The 2015 RFG Spring Meeting was based in Newcastle on Monday 16th and Tuesday 17th March and was jointly hosted by RFG and the Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies of the University (

1st January 2015 Roman Finds Group Meeting at TRAC2015

Following the success of last year’s Roman Finds Group session at TRAC, we were very pleased to sponsor a session on ‘Interdisciplinary Approaches to Roman Artefacts’.

8th October 2014 Roman Finds Group Autumn Meeting 2014 Finds from Manchester and the North West 8th October 2014, Manchester Museum

Click here to read a review of this meeting, written by Bryan Sitch (Deputy Head of Collections and Curator of Archaeology at Manchester Museum).

27th March 2014 Roman Finds Group Meeting at RAC 11/TRAC 24

Roman Finds Group joined the Study Group for Roman Pottery in sponsoring a session at the Roman Archaeology Conference at the University of Reading. Our session was titled Roman Metal Small Finds in Context:

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