Outline programme (subject to alteration). Full draft programme will be available in May 2020.

  • 01.

    26.08.20

    13:00 – 15:00 Registration

    15:00 – 16:15 Keynote 1

    16:15 – 18:30 Opening Reception

  • 02.

    27.08.20

    09:00 – 10:30 Keynote 2

    10:30 – 11:00 Break

    11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions

    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 – 15:00 Session 2

    15:00 – 15:30 Break

    15:30 – 17:00 Parallel Sessions

    17:00 – 18:30 Parallel Sessions

  • 03.

    28.08.20

    09:00 – 10:30 ACHS General Assembly

    10:30 – 11:00 Break

    11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions

    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 – 15:00 Parallel Sessions

    15:00 – 15:30 Break

    15:30 – 17:00 Parallel Sessions

    17:00 – 18:30 Keynote 3

  • 04.

    29.08.20

    09:00 – 10:30 Keynote 4

    10:30 – 11:00 Break

    11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions

    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 – 15:00 Parallel Sessions

    15:00 – 15:30 Break

    15:30 – 17:00 Parallel Sessions

    17:00 – 18:30 Parallel Sessions

    18:30 – 19:00 Drinks

    19:00 – 21:00 Conference dinner

  • 05.

    30.08.20

    09:00 – 10:30 Keynote 5

    10:30 – 11:00 Break

    11:00 – 12:30 Parallel Sessions

    12:30 – 13:30 Lunch

    13:30 – 15:00 Parallel Sessions

    15:00 – 15:30 Break

    15:30 – 17:00 Parallel Sessions

Fieldtrips & Workshops

We will be offering participants the opportunity to sign up to a number of interesting ‘Fringe Events’ over the course of the conference. Details of all the events will be posted here along with information on how to book.

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    Tour: The London Mithraeum

    Fancy a bit of Roman London?

    This 2-hour tour will bring you to the site of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters where you will be able to see The London Mithraeum. Built circa AD 240, this Temple of Mithras was originally discovered in the early 1950s, moved, and moved back again to its original location 7 metres below the city’s current pavements.

    On the ground floor, London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE showcases a remarkable collection of Roman artefacts, and a cultural space which houses a series of contemporary art commissions that respond to the archaeology of the site. The lower levels provide some information on the mystery cult of the god Mithras, and give visitors the chance to experience a modern evocation of what was then a secret space. Outside, the tour will also include a discussion on the contemporary representation of the ancient Walbrook River and a Roman road.

    The tour is led by Nadia Bartolini in partnership with Museum of London Archaeology. Sophie Jackson (Director of Research and Engagement) and Louise Fowler (Post-Excavation Manager) were both part of the site’s development, and will be on hand to discuss the site’s history, archaeological reconstruction and curatorial work.

    This tour will be available twice during the ACHS conference: dates and times are TBD. Each tour will include a maximum of 30 participants. Booking will be done on a first come, first serve basis on this page through an Eventbrite link that will be available in May 2020.

    Please note that the tour will be free of charge, but public transportation from the conference venue to The London Mithraeum (located at St Paul’s tube station) will be at the participant’s expense.

    Duration: 2 hours approximately

    Tour size: 30 people

    Number of tours: 2

    How to book: details will be posted in May 2020

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    Walk: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

    This tour of London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park considers how mega projects utilise heritage in discourses of development and urban regeneration and how unexpected remnants of the past can continue to linger in the present. Jonathan Gardner presents some of his research into the history and archaeology of the Park and shows how a critical heritage approach can be useful in understanding such large-scale processes of urban change

    Please note that the tour will be free of charge, but public transportation from the conference venue to the meeting point (Stratford International Station) will be at the participant’s expense.

    Duration: 1.5 hours approximately

    Tour size: 15 people

    Number of tours: 2

    How to book: booking will open in 2020

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    Walk: Bombsites of Bloomsbury

    Bombsites of Bloomsbury is a walking tour of conflict heritage sites. We explore traces of bombing in the urban landscape: material, textual, mnemonic. These range from First and Second World War bombsites, war memorials and sites of absence, to sites of terrorist attacks and the birthplace of the atomic bomb.

    This tour is free to join and will begin at the conference venue.

    Duration: TBC

    Tour size: 25 people

    Number of tours: 1

    How to book: booking will open in 2020

Sponsors & Exhibitors

Further information available soon