Conferences and 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 MSR journal and (former) Annual Report, and can also be found online on our Past Events page.

Medieval settlement and infrastructure archaeology seminar series 2021-2022

The inaugural seminar in this series took place in April 2021, and was so successful that we have decided to extend it to four seminars, rather than the two originally planned. If you missed the first seminar, or would like to see any of the papers again, you can view them all via our YouTube channel.

The second seminar in our series will be held virtually on Saturday 2nd October 2021, and this time we’ll be turning our attention to Northern and Central Europe with papers from leading European scholars. The programme is as follows:

Medieval settlement and infrastructure archaeology 2: Northern and Central Europe

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

  • Wim de Clerq, Ewoud Deschepper and Gerben Verbrugge (Ghent University) and Johan Hoorne (Hoorne & De Logi Archaeology), ‘Four decades of rural archaeology in the medieval county of Flanders. The impact of developer-led archaeology’

  • Mette Svart Kristiansen (Aarhus University), ‘Infrastructure archaeology and medieval rural settlement in Denmark’

  • Pavel Vařeka (University of West Bohemia), ‘Infrastructure archaeology and medieval settlement in Czech Republic’

  • Rainer Schreg (Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg) and Aline Kottmann (Landesamt für Denkmalpflege, Esslingen), ‘Infrastructure projects and rural development and medieval settlement archaeology in southern and western Germany’

Although the seminar is free of charge, booking is essential.


The next seminars in this series are currently in planning, so watch this space for further information on the dates and the programme. Please contact Dr Susan Kilby if you have any questions.

For more conferences see the Council for British Archaeology schedule of events.