Hadrian’s Wall Country Talks, Trails App And Prizes

Wednesday 24/09/2014

Hadrian’s Wall Country Talks, Trails App And Prizes

Hadrian’s Wall Country Talks, Trails App And Prizes

A series of talks and a free mobile app are helping more people understand the history, significance and conservation of Hadrian’s Wall.

 

The talks are part of the Wall Face project, together with the exhibition 'Wall Face: Portraits of people who revealed Hadrian's Wall', which celebrates the pioneering archaeologists and antiquarians who recorded, protected and revealed the stories of the Hadrian's Wall frontier.

 

The exhibition features 11 prints and photographs from the National Portrait Gallery Collection, each alongside the life story and achievements of the individual at a site associated with their important work.

The app is part of the half million pound SITA Trust funded project run by the Hadrian’s Wall Trust.  The project, now completed, has conserved several sections of the Wall at risk, improved access at a number of locations and provided new signage and interpretation to help attract more visitors to explore the Roman frontier.

Lisa Keys, Wall Face project officer said: “The Hadrian’s Wall Country Trails app enables visitors to explore a number of major conservation projects along the Wall through the eyes of different characters including Victorian landowner John Clayton, a Roman engineer and a modern stonemason.

 

“A Wall Face trail provides visitors with more detailed information about the characters revealed in the Wall Face exhibition. Two of the speakers for the Wall Face talks - Lindsay Allason-Jones and David Breeze – are also featured on the app talking about the Wall Face characters and work they did."

 

The next Wall Face talk is on Saturday 27 September at 10.30am at Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum in Wallsend with Professor Richard Hingley from Durham University.

 

Richard is the author of Hadrian’s Wall: A Life, which looks at the history of Hadrian’s Wall after the Romans and considers the ways it has been imagined, represented, and researched from the sixth century to the present day. His talk will cover how antiquarians studied Hadrian’s Wall.

 

Visitors to the Wall Face sites can collect stickers to add to the Wall Face leaflet to enter a prize draw too. Prizes include annual family entry passes to sites and B&B stays generously donated by the Wall Face organisations and tourism businesses in Hadrian’s Wall Country.

 

The exhibition has been organised jointly through a partnership of heritage organisations across the Wall - Vindolanda Trust, English Heritage, National Trust, Senhouse Museum Trust, Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums, Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery Trust and the Hadrian's Wall Trust.

 

This is the first time that all 11 Roman sites and museums across the 150 mile Roman frontier zone have joined together to put on a single Wall-wide exhibition. 

 

Wall Face is funded by Arts Council England through its Renaissance strategic support programme and supported by the National Portrait Gallery and by partners from across Hadrian’s Wall, part of the international Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site.

 

Talk details:

 

Saturday 27 September, 10.30am -  Segedunum Roman Fort and Museum, Wallsend - Antiquarian Approaches to the Roman Wall with Richard Hingley.

 

Richard Hingley is Professor of Roman Archaeology at Durham University. His research focuses on the cultural context of Roman imperialism, the nature of physical frontiers and the history of classical studies. He has been involved for the past seven years in work on Hadrian’s Wall and his research is expanding to address the Frontiers of the Roman Empire. He has written 11 books and regularly lectures in Europe and the USA.

 

Thursday 23 October, 6pm - Roman Vindolanda - Antiquarian Impact on Vindolanda with Anthony Birley. Hedley Centre, Roman Vindolanda.

 

Anthony Birley, Professor of Ancient History at Manchester 1974-90 and at Dusseldorf 1990-2002, is one of Britain’s best-known ancient historians.  He is the author of many major works, the latest being a biography of Hadrian in Routledge’s Roman Imperial Biographies series - Hadrian: the Restless Emperor. Professor Birley was born and brought up in the house next to Vindolanda, and has taken part in many of the excavations there.

 

Thursday 30 October, 2pm - Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle - Antiquarian Approaches to the Roman Wall with Richard Hingley.

 

Richard Hingley is Professor of Roman Archaeology at Durham University. His research focuses on the cultural context of Roman imperialism, the nature of physical frontiers and the history of classical studies. He has been involved for the past seven years in work on Hadrian’s Wall and his research is expanding to address the Frontiers of the Roman Empire. He has written 11 books and regularly lectures in Europe and the USA.

 

Tuesday 4 November, 7.30pm - Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport - John Collingwood Bruce with David Breeze.

 

David Breeze is a British archaeologist, teacher and scholar of Hadrian's Wall, the Antonine Wall and the Roman Army. His first paper, on the building of Hadrian's Wall, was published in 1968 and since then he has written several books on the Wall as well as many papers on this and other frontiers. He served as President of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (CWAAS) from 2011 to 2014 having been President of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle. David’s latest book, Hadrian's Wall: A History of Archaeological Thought, was published by CWAAS this year. He is chairman of the International Congress of Roman Frontier Studies.

 

Thursday 6 November, 2pm - Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle - The Antiquarian and Archaeologist ‘Characters’ of Hadrian’s Wall with Lindsay Allason-Jones.

 

Lindsay Allason-Jones is an archaeologist and museum professional with a particular interest in the Roman Empire and the archaeology of the North of England, subjects on which she has published widely. Until 2008 she was Director of Archaeological Museums at Newcastle University, responsible for the Museum of Antiquities and the Shefton Museum of Greek Art and Archaeology. She was previously Director of the Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies at Newcastle University with a remit to involve specialists from all the fields of science and the arts in research into artefacts of all periods. She is a trustee of a number of national and regional heritage bodies and plays an active part in the various organisations that administer, maintain and promote the World Heritage Site of Hadrian’s Wall.

 

See a different ‘Wall Face’ at each of these sites:

-     Arbeia Roman Fort and Museum, South Shields - Sir Mortimer Wheeler (1890 - 1976)

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/arbeia.html

-     Segedunum Roman Fort, Baths and Museum, Wallsend - John Hodgson (1779 - 1845)

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/segedunum-roman-fort.html

-     Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle - John Leland (1503 - c1552)

http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/great-north-museum.html

-     Corbridge Roman Town - Sir Ian Richmond (1902 - 1965)

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/Corbridge

-     Chesters Roman Fort - Sir Ernest Alfred Thompson Wallis Budge (1857 - 1934)

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/chestersromanfort

-     Housesteads - Roman Fort Museum William Hutton (1723 - 1815), Visitor Centre John Clayton (1792-1890)

www.english-heritage.org.uk/Housesteadsromanfort

-     Roman Vindolanda - William Camden (1551 - 1623)

http://www.vindolanda.com/roman-vindolanda

-     Roman Army Museum - Sir Mortimer Wheeler (1890 - 1976)

http://www.vindolanda.com/roman-army-museum

-     Birdoswald Roman Fort - William Stukeley (1687 - 1765)

http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/Birdoswald

-     Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle - Robin George Collingwood (1889 – 1943)

http://www.tulliehouse.co.uk/

-     Senhouse Roman Museum, Maryport - William Camden (1551 - 1623)

http://www.senhousemuseum.co.uk/

 

For more details on the exhibition, app and event updates visit www.visithadrianswall.co.uk/wall-face. The exhibition closes on 9 November.

 

The Hadrian’s Wall Country Trails app is free to download from iTunes and Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.infinitedesign.hwt
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/hw-trails/id911593277?mt=8

 

#WallFace on twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

 

 

Published: Wednesday 24/09/2014

By Visit Northumberland

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