Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference hosted by Classical and Archaeological Studies

The Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies hosted the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) at the University of Kent 11-14 April.

The conference was designed to be an arena for open discussion of archaeological theory in Roman archaeology and brought together voices from a range of levels and fields such as early-career academics, postgraduates, and industry.

Dr David Walsh, Lecturer in Classical and Archaeological Studies and a member of the local organising committee, said: “With over 150 people from across the globe making their way to Canterbury to take part, there was a really diverse array of presenters, sessions, posters and papers. Some big questions were asked about how Roman archaeology moves forward as a discipline, particularly concerning how we tackle issues of representation, how it is perceived by the general public, and what role we can play when it comes to issues such as Global Warming. We’re really grateful to support given to the conference by the School of European Culture and Languages and the Kent Opportunity Fund, as well as our student volunteers who did a great job.”

TRAC 2019 Organising Committee:

  • Chair: Philip Smither, English Heritage/University of Kent
  • Vice-Chair: Karl Goodwin, University of Kent
  • Sophie Chavarria, University of Kent
  • Dr Jay Ingate, Canterbury Christchurch University
  • Dr Jo Stoner, University of Kent
  • Dr David Walsh, University of Kent

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