organised by MANCENT and the Roman Gask Project

A day to explore what it meant to live day to day with the Roamn army. What role did the women play and where were they? Where did the clothing come from and how were ideas of “uniform” understood and did it really matter? How did the Roman army and the local population interact? What was the benefit of the vici around Roman forts? What influence does the Roman army have on the local population in their area?

Confirmed speakers include Birgitta Hoffmann, Graham Sumner, Claire Millington, Mike Nevell and Kevin Cootes.

Preliminary Programme:

10.30 Arrival and Registration (please note, the doors will open at 10.30,  please don’t try to get in earlier, as we will be setting up the room).

10.45 – 11.00 Introduction: Living with the Roman Army

11.00- 11.45 Mike Nevell (University of Salford), ‘Rural specialisation and the Roman army in North West England: Boom and bust?’

11.45-12.30  Kevin Cootes (Poulton Research Project), Living within the Prata Legionis of Chester, ‘The Poulton Research Project’

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15-14.00 Birgitta Hoffmann (Roman Gask Project),  Life on the fringes. Romans, barbarians and vicani in Britain and beyond.

14.00-14.45 Claire Millington (King’s College, London), ‘My lady, I shall bring you two remedies…’ – reading the women’s correspondence from Vindolanda

14.45- 15.15  Coffee

15.15-16.15 Graham Sumner, Roman Military Clothing.
(Graham will be bringing some reproductions)

16.15-16.30 Conclusions and Farewell

Day: 28th September 2019   Time: 10.30 – 16.30

Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street
Manchester M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 20 30

To book, complete the  booking form and send it with payment to Birgitta Hoffmann, 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: latinteacher@btinternet.com phone: 07747 533 070

A long term research project to study the Romans north of the Antonine Wall