The Roman Finds Group is holding its next day meeting at Manchester Museum on Wednesday 8th October 2014. The theme of the conference will be Finds from Manchester and the North West. At the time of writing we expect the speakers will include:
Paul Holder (University of Manchester) – Recent finds of Roman Military Diplomas from Britain
Norman Redhead (Greater Manchester Archaeology Advisory Service) – Finds from Castleshaw Roman Fort
Vanessa Oakden (P.A.S.) – Finds beneath our Fields: The Knutsford Hoard
Bryan Sitch (Manchester Museum) – Manchester Museum collections
Barbara Birley (Vindolanda Trust) – Keeping up appearances: the wooden hair combs from Vindolanda
Gill Dunn – Recent finds from Chester focusing on finds from the amphitheatre
Justine Bayley – Enamelled Roman objects
Matthew Ponting (University of Liverpool) – Recent analysis of Roman coins (title tbc)
Rob Philpott -(Liverpool Museums) Roman finds from Meols on the North Wirral shore
Some details are still to be confirmed but we’re hoping to also have presentations about the Roman salt-working industry in the region, recent analyses of Roman coins, and finds from excavations in Manchester. If you missed the earlier call for papers and have something you’d like to talk about, get in touch with Bryan Sitch now as it may still be possible to fit you into the programme.
The day will start with registration and coffee from 9.30am and the first talk at 10.00am. A relatively long lunch break is planned so there will be time to see material in the reserve collection as well as exploring the museum and finding something to eat.
For more information and bookings please contact Bryan Sitch, Deputy Head of Collections, Manchester Museum, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL (firstname.lastname@example.org). All bookings must be made before 3rd October but as places are limited early booking is advised. Cost: £15 for RFG members and students and £20 for others (includes tea and coffee but not lunch); cheques should be made payable to the Roman Finds Group.
The final programme will appear on the RFG website nearer the time, and will then be emailed to all those who have booked for the day.