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April 11, 2019 - April 14, 2019
Sponsored by: The Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) and the University of Kent (UK)
Call for Papers Deadline: March 29, 2023
The Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury, is pleased to announce TRAC 2019 will take place from Thursday 11th April until Sunday 14th April. The plenary lecture (Dr. Zena Kamash) will be on the evening of the 11th, followed by two days of three conference sessions running in parallel, as well as several ‘un-conference’ sessions and workshops. On the Sunday the 14th, delegates will have the choice of excursions to the Saxon Shore Forts of Reculver or Richborough, as well the Painted House in Dover. Situated on a hill overlooking the historic town of Canterbury, which contains its own Roman Museum, the Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies is dynamic and diverse. Research in the department spans from the European Iron Age and the early civilisations of the Aegean to the world of Late Antiquity, while we have also recently hosted the Roman Finds Group conference and the Iron Age Research Student Symposium. Furthermore, fittingly, several of our lecturers and PhD students are part of the Centre for Heritage at Kent, for Canterbury boasts three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church. The department also maintains strong ties with Canterbury Archaeological Trust and local archaeology community groups, including Kent Archaeological Society. The conference will take place in the Grimond building, which is centrally located on campus and is situated on a direct path from Canterbury West station that takes about 25 minutes to walk. Taxis and buses also run from both stations and can drop you at the university in around 10 minutes. Details for travelling to and around Canterbury will be posted at a later date.