Hadrianic Society

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The Hadrianic Society is a historical society that was founded in 1971 under the leadership of Brian Dobson,[1] David Breeze, and Valerie Maxfield.[2] The society's interests are primarily based around Hadrian's Wall and the Roman army, but also incorporate the Antonine Wall, the Gask Ridge, and other Roman Frontier systems as well as many aspects of Roman military studies in Britain and the Empire.[2][3]


The Hadrianic Society developed out of a series of courses held for former students and amateurs originally involved with the excavations at the Roman site of Corbridge under the guidance of Brian Dobson. The society was covered in Current Archaeology in 2010.[4]


  • P. Hill (ed.). 2002. Polybius to Vegetius: Essays on the Roman army and Hadrian’s Wall presented to Brian Dobson to mark his 70th birthday. UK: The Hadrianic Society.[5]


The Bulletin of the Hadrianic Society is an annual journal containing primarily papers based on the presentations at the Roman Army School of the previous year as well as additional peer-reviewed contributions and reviews of academic texts. It is edited and published internally. Copies of the bulletin are available in the British Library.


The Newsletter is a triannual publication produced, edited, and printed internally available to all society members and includes the non-academic reports, discussions, and reviews that are not relevant to the bulletin. Contributions by members are frequently published.

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  1. ^ "Hadrian's Wall expert dies aged 80". The Northern Echo. 2012-08-04. Retrieved 2013-03-28. 
  2. ^ a b "Law, R. 2012. About the Hadrianic Society". Hadrianic Society. 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  3. ^ "List of National Bodies". Current Archaeology. 2000-03-01. Retrieved 2013-06-18. 
  4. ^ "Current Archaeology Issue 240". Current Archaeology. 2010-02-19. Retrieved 2013-03-29. 
  5. ^ OpenGrey (2003). "Publication entry: Polybius to Vegetius: Essays on the Roman army and Hadrian's Wall presented to Brian Dobson to mark his 70th birthday". Retrieved 2013-11-03. 

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