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

SGRP50 – Roman pottery conference booking now open

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Study Group for Roman Pottery and
we are celebrating with a two-day conference. It will be the very first virtual SGRP
conference via Zoom hosted by Newcastle University on the 2nd-3rd July 2021.

The conference is FREE and open to both members and non-members. Your
booking will give you access to both days of the programme and the Zoom joining
details will be emailed to you the day before the event. We welcome and
encourage you to attend the whole event, but you can dip in and out of
sessions as you wish. Due to the nature of the conference, all timings are
approximate (BST – GMT+1 time) and subject to change.

Click here to view the conference programme

You can book your place at Eventbrite (see link below), where you can also make
a donation to and/or join the SGRP. The annual membership fee is only £15
(£20 for EU and International) and it gives you a free copy of the Journal of Roman Pottery Studies, and if you join us here you will also get a free copy of the
Research Strategy and Updated Agenda for the Study of Roman Pottery in
Britain! We would like to raise money to create online training and information
videos to help our members and young professionals.

CLICK TO BOOK NOW: Study Group for Roman Pottery 50th Anniversary Conference Tickets, Fri 2 Jul 2021 at 09:30 | Eventbrite
or search #SGRP50 at Eventbrite

Fiftieth anniversary pottery conference set for July 2021

This year’s annual pottery conference will be a special two-day event to celebrate 50 years of the Study Group for Roman Pottery. And for the first time, the annual conference will held online.

The conference, organised in collaboration with Newcastle University, will be held on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd July. The packed programme will celebrate 50 years of the group, showcase new research and collaborative projects, and, looking to the future, will hear from early career pottery researchers about their work.

Details of how to book will be released soon, so watch this space. In the meantime, click the link to download the programme.

SGRP annual conference 2019: programme and booking details

Roman pottery kiln Hartshill
A kiln at Hartshill under excavation (photo: Paul Booth)

This year’s SGRP conference will take place at Atherstone, Warwickshire, on the weekend of 5th-7th July, starting on Friday afternoon and finishing at lunchtime on Sunday.

Atherstone is situated on Watling Street, near to the pottery kiln sites at Mancetter and Hartshill. This pottery industry forms the main focus of the weekend, but other papers will look at the wider regional context and pottery production elsewhere.

The conference venue, accommodation and meals will all be at the Red Lion Hotel, an independently owned coaching inn dating back to the early 1500s.

Click the link below for more details about the conference programme and how to book.

SGRP Annual Conference 2019

Grey ware jars from the Mancetter kilns

This year’s SGRP conference will take place on the weekend of July 5th-7th, from Friday lunchtime to Sunday lunchtime. It is being held at the Red Lion Inn in Atherstone in Warwickshire, near to Mancetter and Hartshill, on Watling Street.

The conference will draw a number of themes together: there will be a focus on Mancetter-Hartshill (the excavations, archive, pottery and glass production) and other production sites; other sites along Watling street (in particular Wall) and other regional assemblages. The Saturday afternoon trip will start at the site of the Mancetter kilns and then move up Watling Street to Wall.

Offers of papers are welcomed, and need not be tied to the conference theme. Please send them to the SGRP Secretary. Details about booking and prices will be posted here in due course.

SGRP Conference 2018 – timetable and registration details

Study Group for Roman Pottery Annual Conference
Saturday 16th June – Sunday 17th June 2018

Venue: The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford

Theme: Late Roman Pottery and other ceramic matters

This year the SGRP conference will be a one-day conference with an optional second day and is being held at the Kings Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0ES. This is easily accessible by car and train and is located close to Oxford Archaeology. On Saturday we will combining lectures with pottery handling and a ‘pottery ‘road-show’ where you can bring along your query colour-coats and we can disagree as to what they are. On the Sunday we will arrange a guided tour of North Leigh Roman villa from where we will go to Woodstock where there are plenty of eating places to suit all pockets followed by the opportunity to visit the Oxfordshire Museum at Woodstock before returning to Oxford.

Click the link below to download the timetable, venue and accommondation details and the registration form:

SGRP Conference Oxford 2018: Timetable and registration (pdf)


SGRP Conference 2018 – Call for Papers

Bowl in Oxford red/brown colour-coated ware (Photo: Paul Booth)

Study Group for Roman Pottery Annual Conference
Saturday 16th June – Sunday 17th June 2018
Venue: The King’s Centre, Osney Mead, Oxford
Theme: Late Roman Pottery

This year the SGRP conference will be a one-day conference with an optional second day and is being held at the Kings Centre, Oxford. On Saturday we will be combining lectures with pottery handling and a pottery ‘road-show’, where attendees can bring along query colour-coated wares. On Sunday, we will be aiming to visit North Leigh Roman villa and the County Museum, Woodstock. Watch this space for more details.

We would like to invite short papers (20 mins) on the subject of late Roman pottery. Please send any offers of papers to the SGRP secretary.

SGRP 2017 Roman Pottery Conference – now booking

Black burnished ware-type dish made in Carlisle (c) Oxford Archaeology

This year the SGRP conference will be held in the City of Carlisle, and will be a full weekend combining lectures, pottery handling, site tours, and food. The SGRP last visited Carlisle in 1999, and in the intervening period a large number of excavations both in Carlisle and the surrounding landscape have taken place.

Over the weekend the group will be addressing several themes, including the Roman pottery of Carlisle, North West Britain and pottery from larger projects and international sites.

The conference will be located at Tullie House for all three days. On Friday evening there will be a wine reception at Tullie House with access to the Roman Frontier Gallery, while on Saturday afternoon site visits will include a guided tour at the Roman Fort of Vindolanda by Andrew Birley. The visit will also include a firing of a replica Roman pottery kiln by Graham Taylor.

The conference promises to an exciting one, and early booking is recommended. Click on the link below to download the conference programme, booking form, and information about prices, accommodation and bursaries.

SGRP Conference 2017: Tullie House, Carlisle. Conference information

Information for attendees wishing to pay their conference booking by bank transfer

SGRP Conference 2017: Tullie House, Carlisle

The SGRP 2017 conference will be held at Tullie House in Carlisle from Friday 14th July to Sunday 16th July. Over the weekend we hope to address several themes, including Roman pottery from North-West Britain and pottery from other larger projects. There will also be a visit to the Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage site.

The Committee would like to invite 20 minute papers on recent or current pottery research. While we hope for a particular emphasis on material from the North of Britain, all contributions will be considered. Anyone wishing to give a paper is asked to provide a title and submit a short abstract of c 100-200 words to the Secretary by 31st January 2017.

Further details about the conference will be posted in due course.