Conferences & Meetings

One of the chief aims of the MSRG is to hold regular meetings, lectures, seminars and conferences around the country.

Summaries of all the gatherings and themes have been published in the MSRG journal and (former) Annual Report.

Medieval settlement and infrastructure archaeology seminar series 2021

We are delighted to announce a two-seminar series, to be held online in spring and autumn of 2021. Our first seminar took place in April 2021, and focused on the UK and Ireland.  To view papers and the panel discussion from this seminar, please click here to go to our YouTube channel. The programme is outlined below:

Seminar One: Medieval Settlement and infrastructure archaeology in the UK and Ireland, Saturday 24th April 2021

Carenza Lewis (University of Lincoln), Welcome and Introduction ‘Medieval settlement: routes and roots’

Aidan O’Sullivan (University College Dublin), ‘What have we learned about early medieval settlement archaeology in Ireland (RoI, NI) from large infrastructural developments? Insights from the Early Medieval Archaeology Project (EMAP)’

John Atkinson (Guard Archaeology), ‘Medieval rural settlement, infrastructure projects and commercial development: the Scottish experience’

Paul Belford (Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust), ‘The impact of development-driven archaeology on understanding medieval settlements in Wales’

Richard Newman (Humber Archaeology Partnership), ‘Assess, Dig, Avoid: reflections on the contribution of linear infrastructure projects on advancing an understanding of medieval settlement in England, 2000-2021’

Seminar 2:

Our second seminar, focusing on continental Europe, will take place on Saturday 2nd October 2021 – further details will be available soon, but please save the date in your diary! For further information please contact Dr Susan Kilby at

For more conferences see the Council for British Archaeology Briefing.

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