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CALL. 02.12.2018: [PAPERS AND POSTERS] Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference 2019 - Canterbury (E





LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO:Grimond Building, University of Kent (Canterbury, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Philip Smither (Chair) ; Karl Goodwin (Vice-Chair) ; Sophie Chavarria ; Dr Jo Stoner ; Dr David Walsh. Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies; University of Kent.

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The Call for Papers and Posters for the 2019 Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference is now open and will close on December 2nd. TRAC 2019 will be held at the University of Kent in Canterbury on 11th – 14th of April. There will be a wide variety of sessions on offer (see below) as well as several workshops (TBC).

Paper submissions should include:

  • The speaker’s name and title

  • Institution

  • Contact email

  • An abstract of 200 – 250 words

Please indicate which session you wish to contribute to, or if you are submitting for the general session. If the session is oversubscribed, submitted papers will also be considered for the general session.

Standard sessions include:

  • Urban Religion in Roman North Africa

  • Cross-channel relations: Kent and the Gallic coast in the Roman period

  • Who am I – and if so how many? Identity research and research identity

  • Resurgence of Native Styles and Practices in the Roman Provinces

  • Sensory and cognitive approaches to Roman religious ritual(s)

  • Whose history is this? Multivocal narratives of Roman archaeology

  • Un-Sacred Spaces? Decoration of Space for Ritual Purposes

  • New perspectives within commercial Roman archaeology

  • Revisiting the Limes: Space, place and experience on the Roman frontiers

  • Settlements, scale and socio-economic stress

  • What’s it worth? The value(s) of Roman material culture

  • A General Session

Unconference sessions include:

  • Roman Canterbury, in theory

  • Marginalised or just on the fringes?

  • Mel Novum: New directions in the archaeology of beekeeping in the Roman world

Abstracts, and details of the session organisers, for both standard and unconference sessions can be found at:​


We will be accepting both hardcopy and digital posters. Hardcopy posters will be displayed in the atrium outside the sessions. Digital posters will be on a rolling display on a projector, which can take one of two formats:

A 5-minute video presentation about your research.

A 5-minute automated PowerPoint presentation.

All submissions should be sent by email to the TRAC Local Organising Committee at:

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