Jul
11
Thu
Visit to Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Wallsend led by Nick Hodgson
Jul 11 all-day
Jul
16
Tue
The Vindolanda Archaeological Leather Project – Dr Elizabeth Greene, Vindolanda Field School and Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Western Ontario
Jul 16 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Elizabeth Greene is Associate Professor of Archaeology at the Western University of Western Ontario and is a Director and Research Specialist at the Vindolanda Field School.

Her interests include Roman archaeology and social history, Roman military, women and families in the Roman world, Roman shoes and leather industries and Latin epigraphy.

When visiting Vindolanda, you cannot fail to be impressed by the quality of leather artefacts on display and, in particular, the outstanding collection of Roman shoes which belonged to soldiers, women and children. The 80 shoes on display are but a fraction of the 6000 that have come from the excavations thus far.

A combination of factors aid the preservation and superb condition of the finds at Vindolanda. The main aid is that the ground has anaerobic conditions, which means that artefacts like leather, wood, textiles and writing tablets and metal objects survive in near perfect condition. After conservation they are stabilized and ready for research and display.

Elizabeth’s talk will tell us more about the fascinating work that she has been doing at Vindolanda on the Empire’s largest assemblage of Roman leather artefacts.

Sep
21
Sat
In search of origins and endings at Aldborough: New results from the 2019 excavations – Prof Martin Millett and Dr Rose Ferraby, Cambridge University
Sep 21 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Oct
3
Thu
Walking tour of Roman York, including Roman Baths Museum led by Kurt Hunter – Mann
Oct 3 all-day
Oct
9
Wed
Scotch Corner – Dave Fell, Northern Archaeological Associates
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Nov
9
Sat
Staging Plays in Ancient Rome and throughout the Empire – Dr Erica Bexley, Dept of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University
Nov 9 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm