Historical Metallurgy Society
31st May-1st June
Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery
‘Metals used in Personal Adornment’
For many centuries metal, especially precious metals, has been the dominant material used in the construction of jewellery and other items of personal adornment. The basic form of personal adornment varies with time, location and culture, which influence not only the style of the pieces but also affects their methods of manufacture and decoration.
A good range of papers from all periods and many parts of the world have already been offered. Two specifically Roman titles are 'Metal composition of Roman enamelled brooches in Gallia Belgica and Germania Inferior' and ‘How Roman brooches were decorated’, but there will be many other papers with relevance to Roman finds. Full details will be available shortly from http://hist-met.org/meetings/personal-adornment.html
We are delighted to announce that Roman Finds Group committee member Jörn Schuster will be offering a one-day Masterclass on Romano-British Brooches with former RFG committee members Dr Hella Eckhardt and Dr Emma Durham from the University of Reading. This one-day event will enhance your skills in the description, identification and dating of Romano-British brooches. You will also learn about the way the PAS records brooches and the research potential of personal adornment for our understanding of Roman Britain.... Read More »
Roman Finds Group chose the city of Salisbury as the perfect place to celebrate our 30th anniversary at our Autumn 2017 conference, ‘New Research from Finds from South and South-Western Britain’.... Read More »