Oxford Roman Economy Project University of Oxford

Join us for Roman Discussion Forum - Trinity 2016


The Roman Discussion Forum hosts talks on themes related to the Oxford Roman Economy Project. We meet Wednesdays 1.00 p.m. in the Lecture Room of the Institute of Archaeology, Beaumont Street, Oxford. Exceptions to the normal schedule are noted below. All welcome!

Join us for coffee and biscuits afterwards!

Roman Discussion Forum - Trinity 2016

Organised by Andrew Wilson, Jelena Jaric, and Maggie Burr with the support of the Faculty of Classics, the School of Archaeology, and All Souls College

Week 1
Wednesday April 27th
Late Hellenistic to Early Roman Corinth: Traditions and Transformations after 146 BC
Dr Sarah James, University of Colorado, Boulder

Week 2
Wednesday May 4th
Exploitation of natural resources and long-distance Oriental trade in the Eastern Desert of Egypt: 1. From the Ptolemies to the Roman conquest
Prof. Jean-Pierre Brun, Collège de France


***2 pm*** Thursday, May 5th
Exploitation of natural resources and long-distance Oriental trade in the Eastern Desert of Egypt: 2. From the Roman conquest to Late Antiquity
Prof. Jean-Pierre Brun, Collège de France

Week 3
Wednesday May 11th
Scanning electron microscopy and its application to two under-studied Roman materials: iron slag and ceramic building material
Ed Peveler and Steven Crabbe, University of Oxford

Week 4
Wednesday May 18th
Consuming perfumes, cosmetics, and medicaments: Glass and social practice in Roman Britain
Thomas Derrick, University of Leicester

Week 5
Wednesday May 25th
Olive oil production in Cyrenaica, northeast Libya
Ahmed Buzaian, University of Leicester

Week 6
Wednesday June 1st
The expected and the unexpected: recent archaeological excavations at Cataractonium, Bainess and…Scotch Corner?! (A1 Leeming to Barton Road Improvement Scheme, North Yorkshire)
Hannah Russ and David Griffiths, Northern Archaeological Associates

Week 7
Wednesday June 8th
Visualising assemblages and building regions: multivariate spatial analyses for pots, bones and other things
Dr Martin Sterry, University of Leicester

Week 8
Wednesday June 15th
The Roman theatre in Scupi : recent finds from excavations  
Dr Antonio Jakimovski, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje, Faculty of Philosophy, Skopje


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