Following the great success of the 2018 conference on the transition from Roman to Saxon in the South-East, the Roman Studies Group is arranging another such event, this time focusing on the end of the Iron Age and the start of Roman Britain in our area.
This event was originaly due to be held in May 2020 but was cancelled due to the Corona virus pandemic.
In recent years the Group has carried out or assisted on fieldwork at sites such as Abinger, Ashtead, Chiddingfold, Ewell and Flexford, all of which have added important information to our understanding of the period in the years before and after the time when our part of England became formally a part of the Roman Empire. We aim to set these discoveries in their wider setting in the South-East.
It promises to be as enjoyable and stimulating a meeting as the one in 2018 and we look forward to attracting a similarly enthusiastic audience. We are uncertain as to whether the Covid situation will enable us to hold a physical meeting but if this is not possible it will be held on Zoom, the decision being taken before the end of 2020.
Shining a light on 1st century AD in SE England
Saturday 8th May 2021
The conference will be chaired by Paul Booth, University of Oxford.
Confirmed speakers are:
Thomas Matthews Boehmer, Doctoral Student, University of Cambridge Tracking Identity change and societal shift
Tom Brindle, Cotswold Archaeology Coins and material culture
Louise Rayner (with input from Anna Doherty) Archaeology South-East, UCL
Location, location, location: exploring variability in LIA-Roman pottery assemblages through case studies from SE England
Tony King, Professor of Archaeology, University of Winchester The archaeology of religious sites in SE Britain, 1st century BC to 2nd century AD
Martyn Allen, Oxford Archaeology The countryside in the South-East
David Rudling, Honorary Fellow, University of Roehampton ‘Becoming Roman? ': The Late Iron Age to Early Roman transition in Sussex
Mike Fulford, Professor of Archaeology, University of Reading Silchester: from Iron Age oppidum to Roman city
Please save the date and watch this space for further information.