TRAC 2017

The 27th Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference

Durham University, Durham, UK Tuesday 28 to Friday 31 March

Hadrian’s Wall will be celebrating the 30th anniversary of becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2017.

TRAC Durham, organized and hosted by the Department of Archaeology and the Department of Classics and Ancient History, will be a multidisciplinary symposium of theoretical innovation in Roman scholarship. Located to the south of Hadrian’s Wall in Durham City, conference goers will be surrounded by a nuanced and lively Roman landscape, which this conference aims to engage with and celebrate—2017 marks the 30-year anniversary of Hadrian’s Wall as a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The 27th Annual TRAC Call for Papers is now open. The Call for Papers will close on the 18th of November. Paper, poster, and workshop submissions that critically engage with all aspects of current theoretical approaches to Roman archaeology are welcome. For information on the sessions click on the Conference Programme below.

Online and phone registration for TRAC 2017 has now closed. You can still register in person, but conference packs and spaces of the on-site lectures will be limited.

Conference Programme

Travel Information

Map of Durham


Durham in snow

Durham Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


More details regarding Durham TRAC can be found at:

TRAC 2017 Local Organizing Committee:

  • Andrew Tibbs (Chair)
  • Dr Amy Russell (Vice Chair)
  • Rachel Chappel
  • Emily Hanscam
  • Madeline Line
  • Fabio Luci
  • Dr Brian Buchanan
  • Dr Rob Witcher

Advisers to the Committee:

  • Prof. Richard Hingley
  • Dr Edmund Thomas

Contact for more information about this event.



Limited child care spaces are available through the Durham University Day Care Nursery
To make an enquiry, or to book a space, please contact the nursery through the link above, through emailing Penny Grace or call +44(0) 191 334 8153



Department of Archaeology, Durham University

Department of Classics and Ancient History, Durham University

Faculty of Social Sciences and Health, Durham University

The Roman Society

Barbican Research Associates



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