Study Group for Roman Pottery

Cardiff Conference 2007

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Conference - Cardiff - Fri 13th - Sun 15th July 2007

The SGRP 2007 conference will take place on the weekend of July 13th-15th in Cardiff. We will be staying at Aberdare Hall, a university hall of residence in Cathays Park, the attractive civic centre of Cardiff, only 10 minutes walk from the National Museum of Wales. The conference will run from 2 pm on the Friday to lunchtime on the Sunday and the cost is likely to be about £100 + the cost of one evening meal at an outside restaurant.


Friday 13th July

Samian seminar -

12.00 - 13.00 Samian seminar: Geoffrey Dannell and Allard Mees (Mainz). All interested SGRP members invited to this event.
Venue: Room E2.25 at The Cardiff University, Centre for Lifelong Learning, Senghennydd Rd, Cardiff. NB. This is a separate venue to the main conference.

Start of conference - Aberdare Hall

Chair: Roberta Tomber
14.00 - 14.15 Roberta Tomber/ Peter Webster: Welcome
14.15 - 14.35 Jane Evans: ‘Plus ça change‌ Pottery studies in the West Midlands Region’
14.35 - 14.40 Questions
14.45 - 15.10 Transfer to National Museum of Wales

15.10 Tea

15.30 - 16.30 Pottery viewing at the National Museum of Wales accompanied by Richard Brewer and Peter Webster
16.30 - 16.50 Transfer back to University
17.00 - 17.45 Bill Manning: ‘Roman Wales - A very brief history

19.00 Friday dinner

20.15 – 20.45 Andrew Marvell (Chief Executive, Gwent Glamorgan Archaeological Trust Ltd): ‘Great Bulmore and the manufacture of ‘Caerleon Ware

Saturday 14th July

Chair: Vivien Swan
9.00- 9.05 Introduction
9.05- 9.25 Ian Rowlandson (Community Archaeologist, N. Lincs Museum): ‘Roman pottery from South Ferriby Brickyard, N.Lincs
9.25- 9.45 Ray McBride (Tyne and Wear Museums): ‘The pottery from the Roman auxiliary tilery at Brampton, Cumbria’
9.45- 9.55 Questions
9.55-10.15 Pot stop: Joanna Bird: An East Gaulish samian dish from Silchester
Joyce Compton: Some unusual pottery from kilns at Danbury, Essex
Jane Timby: Two unusual potsherds from Gloucestershire

10.30-11.00 Tea

11.00-12.15 AGM

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.30 Coach leaves for trip to Caerleon and Caerwent

19.30 Return to Cardiff and dinner at restaurant

Sunday 15th July

Chair: Rob Perrin

9.00- 9.10 Introduction
9.10- 9.30 Lucy Cramp (Bristol University): Identity and foodways in Roman Britain: investigations using lipid residue analysis of mortaria
9.35-10.05 Geoffrey Dannell: Update on ‘samian-on-line project
10.05-10.25 Jane Timby: ‘What happens in the temple precinct‌ Recent work at Higham Ferrers, Northants’
10.25-10.45 Alex Croom (Tyne and Wear Museum): ‘Pottery from the hospital building at Wallsend Roman Fort’
10.50-11.00 Questions

11.00 Tea/coffee

11.25-11.45 Jonathan Dicks: Beyond Rowlands Castle
11.45-12.05 Edward Biddulph (Oxford Archaeology): ‘The cost of pottery: an approach to estimating funeral expenditure’
12.05-12.25 Dan Stansbie (Oxford Archaeology): ‘The Grateful Dead: a comparison of funerary and domestic pottery in Roman Britain’
12.50-13.00 Questions / close of conference
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