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Fractured Britannia: Material Culture and the End of Roman Britain
Fractured Britannia: Material Culture and the End of Roman Britain

Wed, 28 Jun


Southampton City Art Gallery

Fractured Britannia: Material Culture and the End of Roman Britain

Join archaeologist Richard Henry for June's illustrated talk. Admission: £4.00 FoSMAG member / £6.00 non-member / £4.00 student

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Time & Location

28 Jun 2023, 10:30 – 11:30 BST

Southampton City Art Gallery, Civic Centre, Commercial Rd, Southampton SO14 7LY, UK

About the event

FoSMAG is delighted to welcome archaeologist Richard Henry to deliver June's illustrated talk. Richard writes: "The end of Roman Britain is fascinating as the same historical and archaeological evidence is used to build a narrative of a catastrophic end or to argue that Roman Britain continued in some areas for perhaps a hundred years. My main interest as a small finds specialist is in the objects, many of which are found in large numbers, these include brooches, buckles, spurs and coinage. As part of a doctoral research project this material has been considered systematically for the first time. I want to explore what their objects can tell us about the late Roman state and how people dealt with the social and political changes which occurred. The talk will introduce late Roman Britain and some of the recent results from my ongoing PhD research."

Richard Henry is a doctoral researcher at the University of Reading. An archaeologist and small finds specialist, he has worked as a curator and as a Finds Liaison Officer for the Portable Antiquities Scheme. His most recent book, Roman Buckles and Brooches, is a detailed examination of artefacts dating from the period leading up to the end of Roman rule in Britain.

Event Details:

  • The talk will be held in the Lecture Theatre at Southampton City Art Gallery.
  • Please let us know you're coming by clicking the Register button on this page.
  • Admission fees are £4.00 (individual FoSMAG member / individual student) and £6.00 (individual non-member).
  • Please be ready to pay in cash or by contactless card payment at the door.

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