Saturday 5th May at Ashtead Peace Memorial Hall, Ashtead 9.30-17.45
Surrey Archaeological Society’ Roman Studies Group is hosting a regional conference
Shining a light on the 5th century AD in Surrey and the South-East: how did Roman Britain become Saxon England?
Speakers include specialists from across the Roman – Saxon interface and it is hoped that this conference will lead to a programme of work to look at this period across the South-East, which hitherto has been difficult to trace in the archaeological record.
Tickets are £15 a head, including morning and afternoon refreshments and can be booked by post (using the attached form) or online via the Society website www.surreyarchaeology.org.uk.
The programme is as follows:
10.00 Chair Welcome and introductory remarks
10.10 Late Roman coinage in south-eastern England and beyond
Dr Peter Guest, Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology, Cardiff University
10.50 Coffee and tea
11.30 Pottery, power and small worlds at the end of Roman Britain
Dr James Gerrard, Senior Lecturer in Roman Archaeology, Newcastle University
12.10 Thinking about transitions: perspectives from Eastern England
Dr Sam Lucy, Fellow of Newnham College, University of Cambridge
14.00 Inheritance and transformation: engaging with the past in the early medieval funerary landscape of south-east England
Dr Kate Mees, Postdoctoral Fellow, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Durham
14.40 The Upper Thames Valley in the 5th Century and the origins of Wessex
Prof. Helena Hamerow, Professor of Early Medieval Archaeology, Institute of Archeology, University of Oxford
16.00 A discussion of the material evidence for the transitional period
Prof. John Hines, Professor of Archaeology, Cardiff University [to be read by Lisa Backhouse]
16.40 Exploring the post-Roman to early Anglo-Saxon transition in SE Britain: new perspectives from Quoit Brooch style metalwork
Dr Ellen Swift, Reader in Archaeology, University of Kent
17.20 Chair Discussion and closing comments