TRAC 2019 at the University of Kent, Canterbury

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The Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury, is pleased to announce TRAC 2019 will take place from Thursday 11th April until Sunday 14th April. The plenary lecture ‘De-colonising Roman Archaeology’ will be given by Zena Kamash (Royal Holloway) on the evening of the 11th, followed by two days of three conference sessions running in parallel, as well as an ‘un-conference’ session. On the Sunday 14th, delegates will have the choice of excursions to the ‘Saxon Shore Forts’ of Reculver or Richborough, as well the Painted House in Dover.

The full programme, including sessions, papers and workshops can be downloaded here.

To register for the conference, the conference meal, trips and accommodation, click here.

Accommodation, with breakfast included, will be hosted at Keynes college on campus, with details available here (please note you cannot use the college website to book for TRAC accommodation).

Situated on a hill overlooking the historic town of Canterbury, which contains its own Roman Museum, the Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies is dynamic and diverse. Research in the department spans from the European Iron Age and the early civilisations of the Aegean to the world of Late Antiquity, while we have also recently hosted the Roman Finds Group conference and the Iron Age Research Student Symposium. Furthermore, fittingly, several of our lecturers and PhD students are part of the Centre for Heritage at Kent, for Canterbury boasts three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church. The department also maintains strong ties with Canterbury Archaeological Trust and local archaeology community groups, including Kent Archaeological Society.

The conference will take place in the Grimond building, which is centrally located on campus and is situated on a direct path from Canterbury West station that takes about 25 minutes to walk. Taxis and buses also run from both stations and can drop you at the university in around 10 minutes. Details for travelling to and around Canterbury will be posted at a later date.

The Department and the University looks forward to welcoming you all next year!

For any questions, please contact:

TRAC 2019 Local Organising Committee:

  • Philip Smither (Chair)
  • Karl Goodwin (Vice-Chair)
  • Sophie Chavarria
  • Jay Ingate
  • Jo Stoner
  • David Walsh

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