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Academic keynotes announced

Two academic keynote lectures have been announced for the conference Reading the Wall: The Cultural Afterlives of Hadrian's Wall, to be held 15-17 June 2016 at Newcastle University.

Prof Richard Hingley has demonstrated the impact that Hadrian's Wall and the Roman world has had on politics and society in the 18th and 19th centuries, most recently in his book Hadrian's Wall: A Life. His research has emphasised the transformative nature of historical and archaeological knowledge in regards to Hadrian's Wall, notably through examining paintings such as Scott's Building of Hadrian's Wall and literature such as Kipling's Puck of Pook's Hill.

Lindsay Allason-Jones OBE, former director of the Centre of Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies (CIAS) and previously the director of the Museum of Antiquities, both at Newcastle University, has spent her career examining ancient artefacts and working with modern audiences. Her research has brought the small finds of the Wall frontier to life, providing further insight into the daily lives of ancient frontier folk. This expertise was essential as the historical advisor for the 2011 film, The Eagle.

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