You can find on this page various videos relating to the project. Videos will be posted from time to time and feature the discussion of various issues on Romano-British glass bangles.
The first video discusses how to make a Romano-British glass bangle. The film was first shown during the temporary exhibition held at Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. The video was made in collaboration with Newcastle University, Roots and Wings design, 3D artists Julian and Claire Baum from Take27, glass artisan Connor Garton, Vindolanda Trust and English Heritage. Special thanks are to Lesley Lababidi for granting the permission to use her footage of Bida glass artisans in the film.
The following three films are experiments on whether or not horses' manes were decorated with glass bangles in Roman-period Britain. Amazing Boy (Royal Dutch Sporthorse) wore, first, one bangle of 60 mm internal diameter and a cotton ribbon. Then, he wore two bangles (60 and 64 mm) and the cotton ribbon. The films are supplement materials for an article 'On bangles and Horses: The Use and Abuse of Romano-British Glass Bangles on Military and Indigenous Sites in Roman-period Britain' in J. Coulston (ed.) Cavalry in Roman Empire. Journal Of Roman Military Equipment Studies, vol. 19.
The following short videos are again experimental archaeology to test whether glass bangles have been used in the decoration of human hair. A volunteer (my lovely sister-in-law with fantastic auburn hair) wore a replica of a glass bangle, a slender object with a green wavy lines with 60 mm internal diameter. The idea was to see how a bangle will behave when used as a restraint of a hair gathered into a bun and fixed with hairpins. The videos are supplement material for my article 'Multifunctionality of a Romano-British glass bangle: between theory and practice” in Ivleva T., de Bruin, J. and Driessen, M. (eds) Embracing the Provinces: Society and Material Culture of the Roman Frontier Regions. Oxbow, Oxford.
Please join me for a one hour lecture which I have given at Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in January 2018 in Edinburgh.