|Time||10:30 - 12:30|
|Tutor||Dr David Rudling|
This ten-week course will consider aspects of Roman history and culture, and introduce participants to some of the famous rulers and emperors such as Caesar, Augustus, Nero and Vespasian. Although we will use some historical sources, the emphasis will be on the archaeological record including artefacts, coins, statues and the remains of buildings, monuments, cities, roads, etc. We will look at Rome itself, imperial rule, other cities, the army, religion, art and trade.
Dr David Rudling is the Academic Director of the Sussex School of Archaeology. He is also an Honorary Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Roehampton.
Previously David worked for 25 years for the UCL Field Archaeology Unit, before switching to the University of Sussex where he was Senior Lecturer in Archaeology (Continuing Education). David’s research interests include Roman rural settlements and land-use, religion and ritual in Roman Britain and beyond, and ancient and medieval coins. Sites excavated by David include Bignor Roman Villa and Chanctonbury Ring. David is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and a Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists.