Sculpture of Roman Cavalryman from the Archaelogy Museum, Naples

RAS Conference 2022

Conference 2022

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

It is with regret that the organisers felt it necessary to cancel both the 2020 and 2021 sessions due to the restrictions imposed by Covid-19. We look forward to welcoming delegates once again in 2022. In the meantime we are moving online and hope to run a series of lectures in 2021 details of which will be published in our newsletters, website and social media.

Conference Information (provisional)

Roman Army School 2022 will run from Friday 25th March to lunch on Monday 28th March 2022, 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 Flugel, 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.

Draft Lecture Programme

Friday

16.30 - 17.00   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. Christof Flugel.

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  Reconstructing the Barrack-Block and Commander's 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 Flugel.

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.

For booking information go to the How to book page.

Information for Delegates

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Download the Bus Timetable.

To book a place at the conference please go to the Bookings page.

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