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 will focus on the UK and Ireland, and the programme is outlined below:
Seminar One: Medieval Settlement and infrastructure archaeology in the UK and Ireland, Saturday 24th April 2021, 1000-1300
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’
These papers will be followed by a discussion panel led by Prof. Carenza Lewis. Panel members will include Alison Dickens, Helena Hamerow, Chris Dyer and John Blair. This is a free event, but you will need to register. To register, visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/medieval-settlement-and-infrastructure-archaeology-in-the-uk-and-ireland-tickets-147088627043
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 firstname.lastname@example.org