Roman Shopping : Lecture and Reconstructed Ancient Market

© Will Foster Illustration

© Will Foster Illustration

Canterbury: Thursday 22nd and Saturday 24th of January 2015

*Lecture: Roman Shops and Shopping*
University of Kent PhD student, Joe Williams will be giving a lecture entitled ‘Roman Shops and Shopping’ at The Beaney House of Art and Knowledge on Thursday 22 January from 6-7pm. The lecture will explore retail in the Roman city, including lesser-known trades, such as chandlery, perfume making and fast-food. Joe’s work is part of the Kent’s ‘Visualisation of the Late Antique City’ project, funded by the Leverhulme Trust,
Tickets cost £6, or £4 for members of The Beaney, and can be bought here: This is a special event ticket.

*Hands-on Heritage Fun : Going down the shops in Ancient Rome*
Additionally, Joe, together with Dr Luke Lavan, Dr Ellen Swift, and other PhD Students, is taking part in a ‘Hands-on Heritage’ event about Roman shopping at the Canterbury Roman Museum on Saturday 24 January from 1-4pm. This fun re-enactment day will give families the opportunity to meet a Roman sausage-seller, spice-merchant, basket-maker and a repairer of worn out clothes, as they experience the hustle and bustle of the Roman marketplace.
Tickets cost £8 for adults, £6 concessions (+2 children free, £1.50 for additional children), and are available here: This is a standard museum entry ticket.

These events have been supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, through the ‘Communicating Ancient Greece and Rome’ public engagement programme of the APGRD: