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last modified Aug 07, 2017 01:55 PM
Faculty statement concerning ethnic diversity in Roman Britain

Roman Britain has long been an important part of the teaching and research in the Faculty of Classics. The question of ethnic diversity in the province has been getting unusual amounts of attention recently. Professor Mary Beard has been at the centre of some of this attention. In the Faculty we welcome and encourage public interest in, and reasoned debate about, the ancient world, such as Professor Beard has always sought to encourage. The evidence is in fact overwhelming that Roman Britain was indeed a multi-ethnic society. This was not, of course, evenly spread through the province, and it would have been infinitely more noticeable — it can be assumed — in an urban or military context than in a rural one. There are, however, still significant gaps in our understanding. New scientific evidence (including but not limited to genetic data) offers exciting ways forward, but it needs to be interpreted carefully.

We do hope participants in the public discussion and others will want to learn more about this subject. You may wish to consult:

H. Eckardt (ed.) 2010. Roman Diasporas: Archaeological Approaches to Mobility and Diversity in the Roman Empire. Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplement 78.

H. Eckardt and G. Mundler 2016. ‘Mobility, Migration and Diasporas in Roman 

Britain’, in M. Millett, L. Revell and A. Moore (eds) The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain. Oxford: 203-23.

http://www.caitlingreen.org/2016/05/a-note-on-evidence-for-african-migrants.html?m=1

http://blogs.reading.ac.uk/the-forum/2017/07/28/how-diverse-was-roman-britain

Access, Outreach and Alumni Administrator

last modified Jul 28, 2017 02:01 PM
Details of how to apply for this post are now available online. Closing date: 25 August 2017.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme

last modified Jul 18, 2017 01:48 PM
Details of how to apply for this scheme, for entry in 2018, are now available online.

Inaugural Lecure: Professor James Clackson

last modified Jun 06, 2017 08:47 AM
Watch again: the inaugural lecture by Professor James Clackson, Professor of Comparative Philology, " 'Dangerous Lunatics’: Cambridge and Comparative Philology".

Laurence Seminar: Monday 29 – Wednesday 31 May 2017

last modified May 16, 2017 09:50 AM
Details of this year’s Laurence seminar, Freedom of speech, censorship and the ancient world, are now available online.

Follow the link for further details:

Further details and programme

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships

last modified Apr 21, 2017 04:49 PM
Information on the next round of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships is now available online.

http://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/Research/funding

Potential applicants are invited to submit an outline proposal, of no more than two sides of A4, for initial consideration by 19 May 2017. For more information about registering an expression of interest and submitting a proposal please be in touch with the .  A list of host academics may be found here.

Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets

last modified Jan 05, 2017 10:38 AM
21-22 March 2017. This conference, the second in the Understanding Relations Between Scripts series, focuses on the development of alphabetic writing systems in the later second and earlier first millennia BC.

Understanding Relations Between Scripts II: Early Alphabets

21st and 22nd March 2017

Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge

This conference, the second in the Understanding Relations Between Scripts series, focuses on the development of alphabetic writing systems in the later second and earlier first millennia BC. Attendance at the conference is free of charge, but please note that places are limited and registration is therefore necessary. If you would like to book a place at the conference, please register by sending an e-mail to crews@classics.cam.ac.uk. Enquiries can also be sent to the same address.

Please visit our website for further information:

https://crewsproject.wordpress.com/urbs2/

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Roman Britain

Aug 07, 2017

Faculty statement concerning ethnic diversity in Roman Britain

Access, Outreach and Alumni Administrator

Jul 28, 2017

Details of how to apply for this post are now available online. Closing date: 25 August 2017.

British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship scheme

Jul 18, 2017

Details of how to apply for this scheme, for entry in 2018, are now available online.

Inaugural Lecure: Professor James Clackson

Jun 06, 2017

Watch again: the inaugural lecture by Professor James Clackson, Professor of Comparative Philology, " 'Dangerous Lunatics’: Cambridge and Comparative Philology".

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