University of Portsmouth, Sat. 3rd Sept. to Sun. 4th Sept. 2016
Burn Hall Hotel, York, Sat. 12th Nov. to Sun. 13th Nov. 2016
“A thousand roads lead men forever to Rome”; Alain de Lille, 1175
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8.45 Enrolment, networking & coffee
SESSION 1 – Margary and his legacy
9.30 Ivan D Margary and his contributions to archaeology
10.00 Roman Roads in Britain; Margary’s magnum Opus online
Scott Vanderbilt, software developer & creator of RIB online
10.20 Margary numbers – 60 years on, what issues need to be addressed?
Mike Haken, Chairman, Roman Roads Research Association
10.45 QUESTIONS & COFFEE
SESSION 2 – Questioning received wisdom
11.15 The road over High Street in the Lake District: is it Roman?
John Poulter, Independent Roman roads researcher
11.50 Wade's Causeway -
Dr. Blaise Vyner, Independent Archaeologist
12.35 LUNCH provided free to all delegates
SESSION 3 – New technologies, new approaches
13.25 LiDAR – The game changer
Bryn Gethin, Warwickshire Archaeology
14.00 Geophysical prospecting and Roman roads -
James Lyall, independent archaeologist & geophysicist
14.35 Between the Walls -
Graeme Erskine, University of Edinburgh
15.10 QUESTIONS & COFFEE
SESSION 4 – New technologies, new approaches 2
15.40 Could OSL provide the dating evidence needed to better understand the Roman road network?
16.10 The RRRA Online Database and Archive – A critical resource for research
Mike Turpin -
16.45 QUESTIONS, leading on to DISCUSSION GROUPS
Group 1. What are the key questions about Roman roads that remain to be answered? (led by Pete Wilson)
Group 2. Margary Numbering – the Road forward to meet future needs (led by Mike Haken)
17.50 Main Hall, Discussion Group Leaders report back to Conference
18.00 Close of Day One
19.30 MARGARY MEMORIAL DINNER. Optional three-
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME DAY 1, SATURDAY 12th NOVEMBER 2016,
BURN HALL HOTEL, TOLLERTON ROAD, YORK. YO61 1JB
The Burn Hall Hotel is off the A19, about 20 minutes drive north of York. For those travelling by train, we have organised collection fromYork station, last collection 9am.