Fieldwork in Late Antique Archaeology – Burial & Funerary Practice (November 25, 2017)

(Shohet Scholar of 2005, Prof. Joseph Rife, presenting on cemetery excavations in Greece).

Birkbeck College, London, Saturday 25th November 2017
This seminar reviews the state of funerary archaeology across the late antique world, providing an up-to-date overview of the latest discoveries in the field and in the lab, organised in terms of a series of regional portraits, from the cemeteries of Britain to the caves of Egypt.

10.00-10.30 Paul Booth (Oxford Archaeology) - Southern Britain
10.30-11.00 Sadie Watson* (Museum of London Arch.) - London
11.00-11.30 Jake Weekes (Canterbury Arch. Trust) -Canterbury

*Western Mediterranean*
11.50-12.20 Mauro Puddu (Cambridge) - Sardinia
12.20-12.40 Alexandra Chavarria* (Padua) - Northern Italy
12.40-13.10 Kaja Stembeger (KCL) - Slovenia

*Africa and Egypt*
14:00-14:30 Anna Leone* (Durham) - Africa
14:30-15:00 Elisabeth O'Connell (British Museum) - Egypt

*East Mediterranean*
15:20-15:40 Joseph Rife# (Vanderbildt) - Greece
15:40-16:10 Sophie Moore (Brown) - Asia Minor
16.10-16.40 Ádám Bollók (HAS, Budapest) - The Near East
16:45-17.00 John Pearce (KCL) - Conclusion

The conference will be held at Birkbeck College. All are welcome. Admission 15 GBP; Students / OAPs 7.5 GBP.
To register write to before 20th November. Papers marked * = read in absentia. # = via skype.

Venue: B35 Lecture Theatre inside Birkbeck College, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 7HX. Metro: Russell Square.
Conveners: L.Lavan, M.Mulryan (Kent), T.Penn (Edin.), R.Darley (Birkbeck). Sponsors: Birkbeck, Virtual Centre for Late Antiquity, J.Beale, Brill.

Dr Michael Mulryan
Editor - Late Antique Archaeology
Honorary Research Fellow
Centre for Late Antique Archaeology
University of Kent