Study Group for Roman Pottery

London Conference 2004

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Conference - London Fri 2nd to Sun 4th July 2004

This year the conference will be hosted by the Roman pottery team at the Museum of London Specialist Services. The theme is ‘Trade, Supply and Romanisation’ and the final programme is as follows:-

Friday 2nd July

13.00 Registration and coffee
13.45 Welcome and introduction

Session: Romanisation (Chair: Roberta Tomber)
13.55 Bruce Watson: Friends, Romans, countrymen lend me your pots!
14.20 Val Rigby: Romanisation in retrospect
14.55 Isobel Thompson: Grove kiln
15.20 Alice Lyons: Distribution and types of amphorae in Norfolk

Session (Chair: Roberta Tomber)
16.00 Jenny Hall: The evolution of the reserve collection at the Museum of London
16.20 Phil Mills: Digital archiving and digital dissemination
17.00 1st Ceramics and Glass store tour/pot viewing
17.30 1st Ceramics and Glass store tour/pot viewing
18.00 Residential delegates depart for halls of residence

Saturday 3rd July

Session: London papers (Chair: Fiona Seeley)
9.30 Angela Wardle: Londinium project
10.00 Gwladys Monteil: Samian sets from London
10.25 Robin P Symonds: Evolution of Roman pottery studies in London
10.50 Joanna Bird: Decorated samian from the Guildhall amphitheatre
(not for the fainthearted!)

11.55 Rupert Featherby: Gresham Street Tazze
12.20 Kevin Greene: Pottery as proxy evidence for the Roman economy
12.45 Chris Green: Dolia
13.10 Colin Wallace: Trapian Law, Inveresk and Cramond: recent work on contexted
mid and late Roman pottery from south-east Scotland

14.15 Travel to Museum
14.45 Harvey Sheldon: Tour of Roman London and Southwark with mid-afternoon
break for refreshments
18.30 Reception at Pizza Express, London Wall, including lecture by Dr A.T.Z Katz
19.30 SGRP Conference 2004 Dinner at Pizza Express, London Wall
(NB. Separate cost from conference)

Sunday 4th July

Session: Trade and Supply (Chair: tbc)
9.30 Geoff Dannell: Pots for Sale!
9.50 SGRP Annual General Meeting

11.35 Ester van der Linden: The terra sigillata of the Nijmegen canabae
12.00 Kay Hartley: The evidence for imports from the continent and for the movement of
potters from the continent as illustrated by coarse ware mortaria found in Britain.
12.25 Franziska Dövener: An exceptional pottery lid from Mamer, Luxembourg
12.35 Wim de Clercq: Roman handmade pottery traditions on the continental coast and their
connections with Roman Britain. Style, technology, influence and trade (1st-3rd centuries AD)
13.00 Chris Lydamore: Why is the .38 so special‌
13.05 Jerry Evans: The role in towns in the marketing/distribution of Romano-British pottery


There will also be an opportunity to see the newly redisplayed Museum of London pot and glass store, and for the conference outing Harvey Sheldon will be taking us on a tour of Roman London including Southwark. There is also the opportunity for attendees to view key pottery assemblages from the Museum’s archives.

The conference will be held at the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre (LAARC) at Eagle Wharf Road and the accommodation will be at the Metropolitan University halls of residence on Holloway Road, a short bus ride from the LAARC. Please note that there are no parking spaces at the accommodation apart from those designated for registered disabled permit holders.

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