Sculpture of Roman Cavalryman from the Archaelogy Museum, Naples

RAS Conference 2020

Conference 2020

This year our theme is Reconstructing Hadrian's Wall (and other Roman forts)

Conference Information

Roman Army School 2020 will run from Friday 27 March to lunch on Monday 30 March 2020, at St Chad's College, University of Durham. This year the theme is:

Reconstructing Hadrian's Wall (and other Roman forts)

After a successful 2019 meeting on Sieges and Artillery we will be turning our attention to what Hadrian's Wall and Roman forts might have looked like. We will consider the evidence for reconstructions and look at three reconstructed buildings at South Shields. Speakers will include Dr Christof Fluegel, head of the Bavarian Museums Service, Peter Hill, formerly Clerk of Works at Lincoln Cathedral, Professor David Breeze and Professor Valerie Maxfield. Paul Bidwell and Nick Hodgson will lead the tour to South Shields fort as well as speaking at the conference.

Lecture Programme

To be announced.

Friday

16.30 - 18.00   Arrive, meet and greet. Tea, coffee, biscuits.

18.00 - 19.00   Bar open.

19.00   Dinner.

20.15   21.00   Introduction to weekend. David Breeze.

21.00   Bar open in Atrium.

Saturday

08.00 - 09.00  Breakfast.

09.00 - 10.30  Inscriptions and buildings. Lawrence Keppie.

10.30 - 11.00  Tea, coffee, biscuits.

11.00 - 12.30  Colouring inscriptions. Louisa Campbell.

12.30 - 14.00  Soup and sandwich lunch.

14.00 - 15.00  The evidence of brooches and graffiti. Christoff Fluegal.

15.00 - 15.30  Tea, coffee, biscuits.

15.30 - 16.30  Some evidence from the East. Valerie Maxfield.

16.30 - 17.00  Tea, coffee, biscuits.

17.00 - 18.00  Reconstructing milecastles and turrets. Peter Hill.

18.00 - 19.00  Bar open until 7.00pm.

19.00   Dinner.

20.15 - 21.00   Painting the past. Graham Sumner.

21.00   Bar open in Atrium.

Sunday

08.00 - 09.00  Breakfast.

09.00 - 10.30  Replicating the West Gate at South Shields. Paul Bidwell.

10.30 - 11.00  Tea, coffee, biscuits.

11.00 - 12.30  Replicating Barrack Block and House at South Shields. Nick Hodgson.

12.30 - 14.00  Soup and sandwich lunch.

14.00 - 18.00  Excursion to South Shields

18.00 - 19.00  Bar open until 7.00pm.

19.00   Dinner.

20.15 - 21.00

21.00   Bar open in Atrium.

Monday

08.00 - 09.00  Breakfast.

09.00 - 10.30  A review of reconstructions. David Breeze and Chris Fluegal.

10.30 - 11.00  Tea, coffee, biscuits.

11.00 - 12.30  Discussion.

12.30 - 14.00  Soup and sandwich lunch.

14.00 - Depart for home.

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