The UK Ancient Historians' Annual Meeting (the 'Norman Baynes' meeting) will be held from 4.00 p.m. on Saturday 12th to 2.00 p.m. on Sunday 13th May at the Norfolk Hotel, 257-267 Hagley Road, Edgbaston Birmingham.

This meeting is the one opportunity in the year for all UK ancient historians, whatever their specialism, and whether in post or retired, to meet for both formal and informal discussion. The event is open both to those with university posts and to others at post-doctoral level. As well as an opportunity to hear and discuss two papers, the meeting provides an excellent opportunity to learn about research projects, forthcoming publications and publishing initiatives, and to discuss other developments and concerns in teaching and research. Early career ancient historians have particularly appreciated the opportunities to get to know other members of the profession and to exchange ideas.

The cost (Dinner, bed and breakfast, lunch) will be £85. The cost for non-residents (including dinner and lunch) will be £42.95 (other permutations on request!). This is the same as last year.

I would appreciate the earliest possible indications of interest (to ro225 AT; firm booking (to me) required by Wednesday May 2nd.

Saturday 12 May
from 4.00 pm Tea
5.00-6.30 pm Josine Blok (Utrecht) Perikles' Citizenship Law: a new solution to an old problem
7.30 pm        Dinner

Sunday 14 May
9.30-10.45 am Tim Parkin (Manchester) Roman pietas.
10.45 am  Coffee
11.15-1.00 Information exchange/business meeting
1.00 pm   Lunch