The Image of the Past: Reassembling Identities through Roman Objects in Early Anglo-Saxon Society, 5th to 7th Century AD
Start: Mar 21, 2017 06:00 PM
Location: Room 209, UCL Institute of Archaeology
The penultimate seminar in the 2016-17 Institute of Archaeology/British Museum Medieval Seminar Series will be given by Indra Werthmann (Durham) on 21 March.
This paper examines the significance of Roman objects used as personal ornaments in Anglo-Saxon graves in Kent and parts of East Anglia. Roman antiquities were collected, curated and reused in various ways and as similar patterns can be observed from Merovingian funerary contexts, mutual connections will be explored in order to shed new light on cultural affiliations and communication across the Channel.
All meetings start at 6pm at the Institute of Archaeology, with the exception of the Wilson Lecture on 19 October which starts at 6.15pm. Attendees are invited to bring news items for announcement before the start of each seminar.
Seminar Series Convenors:
Rhiannon Comeau (Institute of Archaeology)