“A thousand roads lead men forever to Rome”; Alain de Lille, 1175

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University of Portsmouth, Sat. 3rd Sept. to Sun. 4th Sept. 2016

Burn Hall Hotel, York, Sat. 12th Nov. to Sun. 13th Nov. 2016

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 - the end of the Roman Road?

 Dr. Blaise Vyner, Independent Archaeologist

12.25  QUESTIONS

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 - an overview

 James Lyall, independent archaeologist & geophysicist

14.35 Between the Walls - Modelling movement on the northern frontier

 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?

 T.B.C

16.10  The RRRA Online Database and Archive – A critical resource for research

 Mike Turpin - Roman Roads Research Association

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-course dinner, £20.00 per head, guests welcome.


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.