What's on at Senhouse Roman Museum 2018

Saturday 28th April 2018

The Lived Experience of Women in Roman Cumbria and Beyond

A day conference, which will present and discuss the lives of women at the north-western edge of the Roman Empire. Speakers include Professor Maureen Carroll (Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Sheffield), Dr Ursula Rothe (Lecturer in Classical Studies, Open University), Alex Croom (Keeper of Archaeology, Tyne and Wear Museums), Dr. Elizabeth M. Greene (Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Western Ontario), Dr Tatiana Ivleva (Newcastle University) and Professor David Breeze (Senhouse Roman Museum). The conference will be chaired by Professor Maureen Fordham (University College London (UCL), Institute for Risk and Disaster Recovery).

Conference fee: £20 (includes tea and coffee)
Lunch can be prebooked for £10

Tickets can be booked by contacting the museum on 01900 816168. Payment by debit and credit card accepted.


10.00: Arrival and coffee

10.30: Opening by Claire Hensman, Lord Lieutenant for Cumbria

10.45: Dr. Elizabeth M. Greene
Women's lives in the north-west provinces: Vindolanda and its frontier setting

11.30: Professor Maureen Carroll
Experiencing motherhood in the Roman world

12.15: Dr. Tatiana Ivleva
Strictly worn by women? Multivocality of Romano-British glass bangles

12.45: Lunch

14.00: Alex Croom
Life in the Roman home

14.45: Dr. Ursula Rothe
Women and Roman dress in the northern frontiers

15.30: Tea

16.00: Professor David Breeze
Did the women follow the men? The hazards of life in the northern frontier

16.30: Discussion

17.00: Finish

Contact the museum for a list of accommodation within walking distance of the museum, and for travel suggestions.

 Events are subject to change