Study Group for Roman Pottery Cardiff Conference 2007

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

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

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,

Jane Timby: Two unusual potsherds from Gloucestershire

10.30-11.00 Tea

11.00-12.15 AGM

12.15-13.15 Lunch

Coach leaves for trip to Caerleon and Caerwent

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

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


11.25-11.45 Jonathan Dicks: Beyond Rowlands

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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