Newcastle University Roman Archaeology Seminar
ARMB Room 1.06 (1st floor Armstrong Building)
Friday 13th March 5.30pm
‘Not just a Wall’ – Humphrey Welfare
Roman Archaeology Seminar on Friday 13th at 5.30pm in the Armstrong Building, Room 1.06. Humphrey Welfare will be giving a paper entitled ‘Not just a Wall’, explaining the importance of the other features, in particular the earthworks, which are part of the frontier landscape.
NEAES March Meeting 2015
Saturday 14th March 2015 – 2:00 – 4:00
Durham, Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum
2.0 – Tea and coffee
2.20 – Talk Starts
Wolfram Grajetzki, UCLA Encyclopaedia of Egyptology
‘Eight Women – Understanding Gender and Afterlife in Late Middle Kingdom Burials’
Using case studies to interpret funeral archaeology, Wolfram will investigate powerful women and their hopes for a ‘Beautiful West’.
NEAES Members – FREE Visitors £5.00, Concs. £3.00
A reminder for our forthcoming lectures in May and July 2015
Saturday 16th May – 2.00 – 4.00
NOW IN DURHAM
Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum
Saturday 18th July – 2.00 – 4.00
NOW IN NEWCASTLE
Commercial Union House
Friends’ of Berwick and District Museums and Archives
Yeavering and the Origins of Northumbrian Kingship
Colm O’ Brien
Friday 13 March 2015 Berwick Parish Centre 7.00 p.m.
The Lecture will be followed by the Friends’ Annual General Meeting at 8.15 p.m.
Tynedale North of the Wall Archaeology Group lectures
7pm on Thursday, 26 March 2015 at Hexham
Community Landscape Archaeology for Altogether Archaeology in
Northumberland National Park by Peter Schofield, and
My Archaeological Experience by Stan Beckensall
Admission free, but places are limited
To reserve a place please email firstname.lastname@example.org
How Many Roads Lead to Aldborough ?
Mike Turpin will give the seventh in a series of talks on The Roman Roads of North Yorkshire at Thornton le Street Village Hall between Thirsk and Northallerton on Saturday 7th March 2015 at 2.00 pm. Admission will be £2 at the door, but prior booking is advised. This programme is designed to both report on recent archaeological activity and to encourage future research within a professional framework.
Mike is an amateur community archaeologist who has spent the last three years carrying out research into the antiquarian history relating to the Roman town of Isurium Brigantum, known today as Aldborough, just east of Boroughbridge. As part of this research Mike has become involved with the work of Mike Haken of the Roman Antiquities Section of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society who gave the first of the Roman Roads of North Yorkshire talks. Mike also takes a keen interest in field archaeology, particularly the implementation of various survey technologies.
Aldborough played a particularly significant role within the Roman occupation of Britain becoming one of the relatively few towns given the status of Civitas Capital, an administrative centre for the largest tribal area in Britain occupied by the tribes collectively known as the Brigantes. It is still not fully understood when and why this settlement was given high status by the Romans, but Mike will argue that its location and choice as Civitas Capital must in part depend on the communication infra-structure both before and after the Romans moved into Northern Britain post A.D. 69.
Mike will consider how Isurium Brigantum may have fitted into the wider network of road and river transportation. This raises many questions which Mike will continue to address in the coming months. He will include in his talk some of the archaeological evidence obtained over the last 250 years of antiquarian investigation and more recent research including reference to the work currently being undertaken by Professor Martin Millett of Cambridge University at Roman Aldborough, as well as introducing some of what can currently be seen by visitors to this important site.
Bookings can be made with John Sheehan: 01609 771878 or by email email@example.com from whom further information can be obtained.