SGRP Conference 2022: Leicester

Pottery from the Castle Street ‘delicatessen’ cesspit (c) Nick Cooper

This year’s Study Group for Roman Pottery conference will be held in Leicester on Saturday 18th June 9.30-4.30 at College Court Conference Centre, Knighton Rd, Leicester LE2 3UF

The conference is ‘hybrid’, with in-person and online options available. The cost to members for in-person attendance on the day is £35, including lunch and teas/coffees. The non-member rate is £45, and there is a student rate of £5. If attending in person, please complete the booking form and return with your fee by 31st May at the latest.

Click the link below to download the booking form:

To attend on-line via Zoom, the charge to members will be £10. The non-member rate is £15 and the student rate is £5. Online attendance will be booked through Eventbrite. Click here to book.

For those wishing to stay over at the conference centre on the Friday and/or Saturday night the preferential (association) rates for B&B per person per night are Standard room £45.00 + VAT and for an Executive room £60.00 + VAT. If you would like to book accommodation, then please contact the conference centre directly quoting the event number 73344.

Conference programme:

9.00 Registration (tea/coffee)
9.30 Welcome from president Rob Perrin
9.35 Recent Work in Roman Leicester(shire) Nick Cooper
10.00 Recent work on Leicester Forest kilns and supply to Leicester Liz Johnson/Nick Cooper TBC
10.25 How Nene was my Valley? Excavations of a late Roman colour-coated ware kiln site beside the River Witham at Lincoln in 2009 Ian Rowlandson and Hugh Fiske
10.50 Tea/Coffee Break
11.10 A Long Wave Goodbye: Pottery big data and economic cycles Jerry Evans and Phil Mills
11.35 Structured deposition in an early Roman well at Ewell, Surrey Eniko Hudak
12.00 AGM
13.00 Lunch
14.00 Pottery Viewing; Cadeby kiln group, Early Roman Leicester Groups etc (Roving reports with phone camera for on-line)
14.30 An update on Romano-British infant feeding cups: the military connection Kayt Hawkins
14.50 ‘Kaleidoscope: getting to grips with the late Iron Age/Roman transition in south-eastern Britain’ Isobel Thompson
15.10 ‘Wine Coolers and other RB ceramic strainer types: a functional analysis’ Scott Martin
15.30 Tea/Coffee
15.50 The Arch-I-Scan Project Pim Alison, University of Leicester
16.10 Exploring vessel morphologies in Late Iron Age and Early Roman funerary contexts using shape data from digital scans Alasdair Gilmour
16.30 Conference Ends

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