TRAC 2017 Conference Programme

TRAC Delegates can gain free entry to the following attractions for the period of the Conference by showing their delegate pass: Botanic Gardens, Oriental Museum and the Museum of Archaeology. Delegates can also visit (free of charge), Durham Cathedral and the Durham World Heritage Site Visitors Centre

To register for the conference, click here. Online registration has closed, but you can still register via phone at (+44) 0191 334 3904

A .pdf of the schedule, list of speakers, and abstracts is available here: TRAC 2017 Programme

Tuesday 28th March

10:00 REGISTRATION & INFORMATION DESK OPENS

11:00 Durham Univeristy Botanic Gardens & Oriental Museum opens

12:00 Museum of Archaeology at the Palace Green Library opens

12:00 PRE-CONFERENCE EXCURSIONS

A: Binchester Roman Fort  & Escomb Saxon Church

B: Vindolanda Roman Fort

17:00 CONFERENCE OPENING

WELCOME
Professor Stuart Corbridge, Vice-Chancellor of Durham University

OPENING KEYNOTE LECTURE
Dr Hella Eckardt, University of Reading

18:45 CONFERENCE RECEPTION

19:45 END OF DAY

Wednesday 29th March

08:15 REGISTRATION & INFORMATION DESK OPENS
09:00 CONFERENCE POSTERS & SESSIONS

1. The production and distribution of food in the Roman Empire: modelling political, economic and social dynamics  (AM/PM)

2. From multiple narratives to multiple voices: challenging multivocality in Roman archaeology  (AM)

3. Towards an Archaeology of Values in the Roman World: Interdisciplinary Exploration in Theory and Method  (PM)

4. Glass Reflections: Understanding the complexity of glass in the Roman Empire and beyond (AM)

5. Social Boundaries in the Roman World  (AM/PM)

6. Dialectics of Religion in the Roman Empire  (AM/PM)

7. Luxury items: Production, Consumption and the Roman Military (PM)

8. #archaeology: media, theory, and the archaeologist in the digital age (Workshop)  (AM)

17:30 END OF SESSIONS

19:00 CONFERENCE DINNER

Thursday 30th March

08:15 – 09:15 REGISTRATION & INFORMATION DESK OPENS

09:00 ON SITE SESSIONS

On Site Sessions A – Corbridge Roman Town
On Site Sessions B – Chesters Roman Fort, Hadrian’s Wall
On Site Sessions C – Segedunum, Hadrian’s Wall & Arbeia
On Site Sessions D – Housesteads, Carrawburgh, Hadrian’s Wall

16:30 Arrival back in Durham

16:30-17:30 REGISTRATION AND INFORMATION DESK OPEN

17:30 – 18:30 UNESCO Lecture

CHAIR – Professor Robin Coningham, UNESCO 2014 Chair in Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage, Durham University

20:00 TRAC PARTY

Friday 31st March

08:15 INFORMATION DESK OPENS

09:00 CONFERENCE POSTERS & SESSIONS

9. A Globalised Visual Culture? Towards a Geography of Late Antique Art  (AM/PM)

10. The Seamless Web and the Empire without Limits: Society and technology in the Roman Empire and beyond (AM)

11. Take two of these for what ails you: Material approaches to Medicine and Magic  (PM)

12. Theorising Roman wells and their contents: beyond structured deposition (AM)

13. Space, Identity, and Heritage on the Lower Danube  (PM)

14. General Sessions (AM)

15. General Sessions (PM)

16. Ancient Identities today: Iron Age and Roman Heritages (Workshop)  (AM)

12.30 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

17:30 CONFERENCE CLOSES

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