Study Group for Roman Pottery

Conference - Glasgow Fri 6th to Sun 8th July 2012

Gilbert Scott Building, University of Glasgow

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University of Glasgow
The University of Glasgow

The Group's 2012 conference will be held at the University of Glasgow from Friday 6th to Sunday 8th July. There are no longer any accommodation rooms available for booking, but there are still opportunities to attend all other aspects of the event. All delegates will now require to make their own accommodation arrangements. Delegates who have booked en-suite accommodation will be located at Kelvinhaugh Gate while accommodation with shared bathroom facilities is located at Cairncross.

Accommodation map in relation to the University of Glasgow.

The lectures will take place in the Gilbert Scott building, the main building of the University of Glasgow, which is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world.

The venue is in the A10 area of the University of Glasgow main campus map.

The theme and programme

The conference theme will be two-pronged. Firstly, in celebration of the Group's 40th conference, it seems appropriate to take a reflective look over Roman ceramic studies in the past, present and future. The intention is that this could lead to the publication of an edited volume which encapsulates where Roman pottery studies currently stand, how we arrived at this point and where we might reasonably seek to progress the discipline in the future, perhaps developing theoretical strands that can be helpfully applied to the interpretation of Roman ceramics. Secondly, given the conference location, it seems an ideal opportunity to explore Roman ceramic production and consumption in frontier contexts, be that northern Britain, northern England, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Romania, or elsewhere.

The weekend will include a visit to the Hunterian Museum which is the oldest public museum in Scotland and holds the most unique collection of epigraphic evidence in the country as well as a rich collection of other material which is displayed in a new centrepiece exhibition - "The Antonine Wall: Rome's Final Frontier". Thereafter we will board a coach and Professor Bill Hanson will guide us through a trip to the Antonine Wall fort at Bar Hill where a pot kiln was recovered from the bath house furnace and a wealth of material deliberately thrown down a well. Then on to Rough Castle fort where the best surviving section of the Antonine Wall is extant, finishing with a walk to the Falkirk Wheel for tea and a scone.

Rough Castle Fort
Rough Castle Fort

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