Insights Through Innovation Conference (In Honour of Prof. David Peacock)

The Southampton Ceramics Research Group is proud to announce that the conference ‘Insights from innovation: new light on archaeological ceramics’ will be held at the University of Southampton on 19-20 October 2012. The event is held in recognition of the pioneering contributions to the field by Professor David Peacock. The conference is supported by the Prehistoric Ceramics Research Group, the Study Group for Roman Pottery, and the Medieval Pottery Research Group.

We are seeking papers and posters from specialists who represent a diverse range of recent approaches to archaeological ceramics to join our confirmed keynote speakers Prof. Simon Keay, Dr David Williams, Dr Roberta Tomber and Prof. Michael Fulford. Themes which we hope to address include (but are not limited to):

·         Advancements in scientific techniques into the dating, production, exchange and use of pottery.

·         Innovative theoretical perspectives.

·         Innovative methodologies.

·         New computing applications, including the use of GIS and 3D modelling.

Abstracts for papers should be no longer than 250 words and submitted to Dr Ben Jervis ( and be submitted by 10th July 2012. Abstracts for posters should be longer than 100 words and submitted by the same deadline.

If you would like to discuss a contribution prior to submitting an abstract please contact Dr Ben Jervis (

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We look forward to hearing from you and seeing you in Southampton in October!

The SCRG Conference Organising Committee.