Archaeology and the small finds of North-East England


Archaeology and the small finds of North-East England

Friday 20th to Saturday 21st April 2018

Finds Research group visit to

Medieval Durham

Friday 20th to Saturday 21st April 2018

We are delighted to announce that our next meeting will be held in Durham from Friday 20th to Saturday 21st April 2018. Our hosts will be the Department of Archaeology at Durham University.

The visit has two strands: a conference, ‘Archaeology and the small finds of North-East England’ all day on Friday 20th April and a day of behind the scenes tours and looking at objects just for FRG members and their guests on Saturday 21st April (further details follow the conference information below). Full details of the conference and booking can be found below; please note that booking is done through Event Durham for this meeting. There is no extra charge for the Saturday visits (although some entry fees may apply).

The Ken Wade Lecture Theatre, Calman Learning Centre, Durham University, Stockton Road, Durham DH1 3LE

A Finds Research Group, Material and Visual Culture Research Group (Department of Archaeology, Durham University) and Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland joint conference.

Friday 20th April 2018 9am-7.30pm


 

A one-day interdisciplinary conference held at the University of Durham Science site

The Finds Research Group in conjunction with the Material and Visual Culture Research Group (Department of Archaeology, University of Durham), Council for British Archaeology (CBA North) and the Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland present a special one-day interdisciplinary conference to be held in the historic city of Durham, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home of some of the finest medieval architecture in Europe.

The theme of the conference ‘Archaeology and the small finds of North-East England’ aims to highlight recent archaeological discoveries in the North-East of England – a sprawling region of beautiful countryside encompassing several major cities, towns, rivers and coastal ports. Steeped in history itself, Durham City will give the perfect backdrop for a conference which brings leading academic experts across the disciplines of the Anglo-Saxon and Viking periods, medieval pilgrimage, late- and post-medieval material culture, conservation of artefacts, researching artefacts, community archaeology and museum exhibitions. Together they will explore the lives of the people who lived in the region through the weapons, traded goods, tools, household and everyday objects they left behind to be rediscovered as chance finds or in controlled archaeological excavations.

Conference structure

Please register early to avoid disappointment as spaces are limited.

General public (non-members) (GBP 40.00)

Attendance to the one-day conference, including refreshments, lunch and a wine reception.

Members: Finds Research Group (FRG), Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland (AASDN) & The Council for British Archaeology North (CBA North) (GBP 35.00)

Attendance to the one-day conference, including refreshments, lunch and a wine reception.

'External' University members (GBP 20.00)

Attendance to the one-day conference, including refreshments, lunch and a wine reception.

Durham University students/staff (GBP 15.00)

Attendance to the one-day conference, including refreshments, lunch and a wine reception.

Delegates can also secure discounted accommodation at the nearby Grey College at the rate of £32 per person/night B&B (to book this accommodation click the online event registration link below). See: https://www.dur.ac.uk/grey.college/ Grey College, Durham for more information on this accommodation.

To secure attendance at our joint conference click here:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/conference.booking/details/?id=910

Download the Durham University Science Site/Durham City map (see Durham_University_map.pdf)

The final registration deadline is Monday 16th April 2018.

For more information, please contact Gary Bankhead at gary.bankhead@durham.ac.uk Vicky Garlick at vicky.garlick@durham.ac.uk Jackie Keily at jkeily@museumoflondon.org.uk or Jo Shoebridge at archandarch.dandn@dur.ac.uk

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  Photo © Gail Drinkall

 Photo © Gail Drinkall