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Day Conference: The Lived Experience of Women in Roman Cumbria and Beyond

Posted on: 30/01/2018

Date: 28/04/2018, 10:00am to 5:00pm

Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport

This day conference is inspired by the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918, which enabled all men and some women over the age of 30 to vote for the first time in the UK. The conference will present and discuss the lives of women at the north-western edge of the Roman Empire.



Dr. Elizabeth M. Greene (Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Western Ontario) Women's lives in the North-west provinces: Vindolanda and its frontier setting

Professor Maureen Carroll (Professor of Roman Archaeology, University of Sheffield) Experiencing motherhood in the Roman world

Dr. Tatiana Ivleva (Newcastle University) Strictly worn by women? Multivocality of Romano-British glass bangles

Alex Croom (Keeper of Archaeology, Tyne and Wear Museums) Life in the Roman home

Dr. Ursula Rothe (Lecturer in Classical Studies, Open University) Women and Roman dress on the northern frontiers

Professor David Breeze (Senhouse Roman Museum) Did the women follow the men? The hazards of life on the northern frontier

The conference will be chaired by Professor Maureen Fordham (University College London (UCL), Institute of Risk and Recovery) and opened by Claire Hensman, Lord Lieutenant for Cumbria


Conference fee: £20 (includes tea and coffee). Lunch can be pre-booked for £10


A full conference programme will be available on the museum website. Tickets can be booked by contacting the museum on 01900 816168.




Payment by debit and credit cards accepted.


Senhouse Roman Museum, The Battery, Sea Brows,


Maryport, Cumbria CA15 6JD