Shining a Light on the 1st century AD in SE England- Zoom Conference

Saturday, 8 May, 2021 - 09:30 to 16:30

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 have made the decision to hold this conference on Zoom , and although this will affect the socialising and networking that such a conference would normally generate we are confident that the content will make it an interesting and worthwhile event.

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


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Postal Address: 
Abinger Research Centre
Hackhurst Lane
Abinger Hammer