Project Description

Trimontium Autumn Lecture Series 2019

Lectures will be held in the Corn Exchange, Melrose, commencing at 7.30 pm.  All lectures are free but please consider making a donation in support of our work

Lecture Series No. 62

“The Empire Strikes Back”

7.30 pm each evening in Melrose Corn Exchange

First Lecture – Corn Exchange Thursday 3rd October

“The Dark Side of the Empire: New Archaeological Research on the Roman Conquest”

Dr Manuel Fernández-Götz, Reader in Archaeology, Edinburgh University. Author and editor of numerous publications on late Iron Age Societies and expert commentator on the policy of Roman conquest. He shares with us his insights into the invasions of Scotland and Spain.

Second Lecture – Corn Exchange Thursday 10th October

“The Bright Side: Recreating Colour at the Edge of Empire”

Dr Louisa Campbell, HES post-doctoral fellow at Glasgow University, specialist in finds from Roman Scotland tells us about her ground-breaking work in restoring original colour to the Roman sculpture from Scotland. Come and see what the famous distance slabs really looked like.

Third Lecture – Corn Exchange Thursday 17th October

“Romans in the Borders: Recent Work and New Discoveries from Newstead and Torwoodlee”

Dr John Reid, Chairman of the Trust reveals the latest array of thought -provoking discoveries made at the Trimontium Fort site and associated antiquities in the vicinity.

All Welcome – A collection will be taken towards expenses.