The Roman Studies Group announces its bi-annual conference to be held at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead on 6th May 2023. Whilst the speakers and timetable have yet to be confirmed we can announce the following:
Dr. John Pearce of King's College London, will give the keynote talk on 'The general character of the funerary world' which will include the Roman funerary process and aspects of its legal, spatial, cultural, socio-economic context, and monuments raised over the dead.
Professor Andrew Fitzpatrick (University of Leicester) – ‘Disposal of the dead in Late Iron Age South-East Britain’.
Professor Emeritus Tony King (University of Winchester) – Human remains found at temple sites in Britain and Gaul.
This conference aims not only to discuss evidence uncovered for death in the Roman period in the South-East and how it differs from continental practices, but also to explore what might account for the millions of dead that we do not see in the archaeological record.
This page will be updated as speakers are confirmed, and booking will be opened online later this year or early 2023. The price quoted may change.