Black burnished ware-type dish made in Carlisle (c) Oxford Archaeology
This year the SGRP conference will be held in the City of Carlisle, and will be a full weekend combining lectures, pottery handling, site tours, and food. The SGRP last visited Carlisle in 1999, and in the intervening period a large number of excavations both in Carlisle and the surrounding landscape have taken place.
Over the weekend the group will be addressing several themes, including the Roman pottery of Carlisle, North West Britain and pottery from larger projects and international sites.
The conference will be located at Tullie House for all three days. On Friday evening there will be a wine reception at Tullie House with access to the Roman Frontier Gallery, while on Saturday afternoon site visits will include a guided tour at the Roman Fort of Vindolanda by Andrew Birley. The visit will also include a firing of a replica Roman pottery kiln by Graham Taylor.
The conference promises to an exciting one, and early booking is recommended. Click on the link below to download the conference programme, booking form, and information about prices, accommodation and bursaries.
SGRP Conference 2017: Tullie House, Carlisle. Conference information
The SGRP 2017 conference will be held at Tullie House in Carlisle from Friday 14th July to Sunday 16th July. Over the weekend we hope to address several themes, including Roman pottery from North-West Britain and pottery from other larger projects. There will also be a visit to the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site.
The Committee would like to invite 20 minute papers on recent or current pottery research. While we hope for a particular emphasis on material from the North of Britain, all contributions will be considered. Anyone wishing to give a paper is asked to provide a title and submit a short abstract of c 100-200 words to the Secretary by 31st January 2017.
Further details about the conference will be posted in due course.
Study Group for Roman Pottery Annual Conference
Saturday June 11th – Sunday June 12th 2016
This year the SGRP conference is being held in Peterborough and will be based at the Park Inn Hotel. There is a choice of week-end residential or day attendance only. On the Saturday there will be a full programme of papers focussing on pottery from the Nene Valley area as well as pottery from London and further afield. There will also be a visit to the museum (5 min away) during an extended lunch break. In the evening there will be a conference meal at the hotel.
On Sunday morning a visit is being organised to visit Normangate Field (Castor) and a tour of the Praetorium and church led by Dr Stephen Upex. The Church community centre, which is on site is organised to provide morning coffee.
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Peterborough, Saturday June 11th – Sunday June 12th 2016
FIRST CALL FOR PAPERS
This year the SGRP conference is being held at Peterborough, based at the Park Inn Hotel. There is a choice of week-end residential or day attendance only. The format will slightly differ in that we will have one concentrated day of papers with pottery handling on Saturday. Sunday is devoted to a visit to Castor (Normangate Field), and a tour of the “Praetorium” and Church, led by Dr. Stephen Upex.
We are looking for offers of papers up to 20 minutes in length but shorter contributions are also welcome to highlight new finds or interesting facts. Please get in touch with SGRP secretary, Jane Timby, if you would like to contribute.