Sunday, 1 March 2020

Celebrating Roman West Cumbria: 30th Anniversary Conference

The recent excavations in Ravenglass and Muncaster Castle will be represented at the Celebrating Roman West Cumbria conference at Senhouse Museum.  Here are details:

Friday 24th - Saturday 25th April 

Celebrating Roman West Cumbria: 30th Anniversary Conference

Tickets available from the Museum: £30

Telephone 01900 816168
Venue: The Settlement, High Street, Maryport

2020 is the 30th anniversary of the Senhouse Roman Museum opening to the public. A number of events and exhibitions are planned throughout the year to celebrate the Museum's continuing success and looking forward to the future. The conference is part of that celebration.
The conference theme 'Celebrating Roman West Cumbria' brings together the research excavations from recent years covering the area from Ravenglass to Beckfoot. Speakers include:

Professor Dr. Sebastian Sommer: Maryport and the Wall - Keyholes towards the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site,

John Zant (Oxford Archaeology North): The Maryport settlement excavations,

Professor Ian Haynes and Tony Wilmott (Newcastle University and Historic England): The Maryport altars and temples project 2011-15,

Lindsay Allason-Jones (Newcastle University): New light on old Stones,

Chris Howard-Davis and Rachel Newman (Oxford Archaeology North): An evaluation excavation at Beckfoot,

Kurt Hunter-Mann: Romans in Ravenglass: Archaeological investigations at Ravenglass and Muncaster Castle,

Dr. Pete Wilson (Chair, Senhouse Museum Trust): Looking to the West? - Roman military deployment in West Cumbria,

Professor David Breeze (Patron, Senhouse Museum Trust)
The conference will include an opportunity to tour the site of the Roman fort at Maryport and the Senhouse Roman Museum.

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