March 2015 promises to be a good time for a conference this year for all interested in the Roman world in Britain. The Roman Finds Group is holding a 2-day annular conference in Newcastle, looking at the North of the Country. The Theoretrical Roman Archaeology Conference will be based in Leicester for 3 days at the end of the month (the content is theoretical, not the conference!), and we – the advocates of Roman Army and Frontier studies – will be holding an annual conference in Durha on the 28th-31st March 2015.
The Topic this year is ‘The Role of Towers and Fortlets in the Operation of the Frontiers of the North-Western Provinces of the Roman Empire’.
Speakers will include Erik Graafstal from Utrecht, Andreas Thiel from Germany, Lindsay Allason-Jones, Matthew Symonds, Adrian Goldsworthy and David Breeze.
For more details click here.
The Roman Gask Project, intimately affiliated with us here at the Hadrianic Society, as off in search of new forts once more. The article, as described in the Press Release on the BBC website outlines the new research: a ‘missing’ Roman fort laying somewhere between Angus and Aberdeenshire would form part of the Gask Ridge Frontier if located.
If there is a team out there who can find the mysteriously missing fort, the Roman Gask folks will deliver. Again.
Further details on the Roman Gask Project can be found here.