Monday 20 July 2015

The Beveridge Hall
Senate House
University of London
Malet Street / Russell Square
London WC1E 7HU

Illustrated presentations by six world experts of their researches into how effective ancient armour was in practice. Issues will include production, wearability, enemy weapons and tactics, and changes and developments.

10.30 doors open
11.00 welcome – Presidents of the Hellenic and Roman Societies

Greek and Italic armour

chair and respondent – Professor Hans van Wees (University College London)
11.15 Professor Peter Krentz (Davidson College NC)
– Marathon to Chaironeia: changes in hoplite armour
12.00 Professor Gregory Aldrete (University of Wisconsin Green Bay)
– Linen body armour: reconstruction and tests
1.00 lunch
2.00 Dr Mike Burns (Leeds)
– The South Italic cuirass from the 6th to 3rd centuries BC

Roman armour

chair and respondent – Dr Jonathan Coulston (University of St Andrews)
3.00 Dr Mike Bishop (Journal of Roman Military Equipment)
– The impenetrable wall: Roman body armour assessed
4.00 tea
4.30 Dr Guy Stiebel (Tel-Aviv University)
– ‘Also he armed him with a coat of mail’: the armour in Roman Judaea
5.30 Dr Christian Miks (Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum Mainz)
– The rise and development of segmented helmets in the later Roman to early Byzantine army
6.15 closing words – Presidents of the Hellenic and Roman Societies

Admission is free, and includes a sandwich lunch and tea in the afternoon.
Tickets for attendance must be obtained in advance by online registration at Eventbrite.

The Societies thank the Institute of Classical Studies for its assistance in staging this conference, and Mr Christian Levett, owner of Minerva magazine, for his generous support.