Richborough through the ages: conference

The School of Humanities Centre for Research in Kent History and Archaeology is pleased to announce a one day conference ‘Richborough through the Ages’, that will take place on Saturday 25 June 2016.

The conference consists of four sessions, taking the history of Richborough from Roman and Anglo Saxon times through the Medieval period, the First World War and culminating in 1940. This broad timescale allows for a fascinating insight into the importance of this now almost forgotten port, and the contribution it made to local and national history, politics and culture.

Details

  • Date: Saturday 25 June 2016, 10:00am to 16:30 (doors open 9:30am)
  • Venue: Lecture Theatre Og46, Old Sessions House, Canterbury Christ Church University
  • Price. £10.00 per person, Unwaged £8, CCCU students – free

Schedule

10:15-11:30 SESSION 1: ROMAN and ANGLO-SAXON:

  • Keith Parfitt: Crossing Richborough Island: Investigations along the 2007 supply main
  • Ges Moody: Contested Ground, the politics of a landscape

11:30-11:45 Tea and coffee

11:45-13:00 SESSION 2: MEDIEVAL AND TOWARDS MODERN

  • Dr Paul Dalton: Medieval Richborough in Context
  • Dr Lesley Hardy: The Lantern Bearers: Richborough and the idea of Rome in History and Imagination,1800-the present

13:00-13:45 Lunch

13:45-15:00 SESSION 3: FIRST WORLD WAR

  • Dr Frank Andrews: The Mystery Port; Dr Martin Watts: Controversy and Disposal

15:00-15:15 Tea and coffee

15:15-16:30 SESSION 4: BETWEEN THE WARS

  • Dr John Bulaitis: Farmer, entrepreneur, historian, fascist: GC Solley of King’s End Farm, Richborough
  • Professor Emeritus Clare Ungerson: Four Thousand German Jewish Refugees at Richborough in 1939/40

16:30 CONCLUSION

For more details and to register for the conference click this link.