4th Roman MANCENT Conference: The Roman army and Mining in Scotland and elsewhere

Joint Roman Gask Project and MANCENT conference

Birgitta Hoffmann and others

This conference will look at the association between the Roman army and the exploitation of mining resources. What is the evidence for the army involvement? How far was the Roman army involved? What do we know about the evidence for mining in a given area?
This conference will present the results from the Roman Gask Project survey in Glenesk and elsewhere in Scotland, and offer comparisons with other mining areas.

Preliminary Programme:

10.30 Arrival and Registration

11.00 – 11.15 Birgitta Hoffmann,  Introduction.

Part I: The Roman Army and Mining – What were they doing and how do we know? 

11.15-12.00 Birgitta Hoffmann, The Roman army and mining. An introduction to the archaeology

12.00-12.30 Claire Millington (London), Mining and the Army: Thoughts about the quality of the evidence.

12.30 – 13.15 Lunch

13.15 -14.00  Mike Nevell, The Roman mining at Alderley Edge, Cheshire 

Part II: Roman Mining in Scotland? – The work of the Roman Gask Project in Glenesk and beyond.

14.00-14.30 David Woolliscroft (Roman Gask Project), ‘The Flavian forts in Scotland and the role of the ore deposits. 

14.30- 15.00  Coffee

15.00-15.30 Birgitta Hoffmann (The Roman Gask Project), ‘Stracathro, the Iron Age hill forts and the ores of Glenesk’

15.30-16.00  Paolo Trezzi (The Roman Gask Project), Working on the historical parallels. Glenesk mining in the historical period.

16.00-16.30 John Donovan (The Roman Gask Project), Visualising the evidence, bringing the past to a virtual life.

16.30-17.00 Conclusions and Farewell

Dayschool: Saturday, 22 September 2018          Time: 10.30am– 4.30pm.

Cross Street Chapel
Cross Street, Manchester, M2 1NL

Price Concessions Minimum No. Maximum No.
£40 £35* 9 35

*£37, if booked before 15 August, 2018.


To book, complete the MANCENT booking form and send it with payment to

Birgitta Hoffmann, 55 Broadwalk, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5PL
email: latinteacher@btinternet.com phone: 07747 533 070