Why Roman Britain? Why Material Culture? Why Dogs?

Aside from a few notable exceptions, the British history written by historians begins not with the Roman period, but with the early Middle Ages. This lecture poses a series of problems and questions in order to argue that this is a period with which historians should engage, and it suggests methods we might use to write not just the period’s political history, but its social and cultural history as well, by embracing Roman Britain’s more-than-human past.

The links to the talks will be posted here: www.history.ox.ac.uk/james-ford-lectures-british-history