Events

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Hans Eworth, a Netherlander in London and Antwerp

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

LUNCHTIME LECTURE Hans Eworth, a Netherlander in London and Antwerp by Hope Walker The narrative of Netherlandish painters’ lives and experiences in mid-sixteenth century London has thus far been told frequently in the aggregate. This is primarily because the extant documentary record sometimes contains large gaps that prevent us from producing a more complete picture […]

The Rediscovery of Tutankhamun

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

LUNCHTIME LECTURE The Rediscovery of Tutankhamun by Professor Aidan Dodson FSA The tomb of Tutankhamun was discovered at the beginning of November 1922 – suggesting that it would be appropriate for this lecture to be given during Oct/Nov 2022, to coincide with the centenary. However, the name of the king had already been known to […]

From Gin Craze to Gin Palace: A Chapter in the Story of Gin

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE From Gin Craze to Gin Palace: A Chapter in the Story of Gin by Professor Judith Hawley FSA Gin is currently an extraordinarily fashionable drink with new brands being launched all the time. These brands often allude to the history of the beverage, reaching back to the Glorious Revolution. According […]

Fellows Tour

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

INTRODUCTORY TOUR FOR FELLOWS Join us for an introductory tour of Burlington House to learn more about the Society and its resources. Whether you're a new Fellow or just haven't been to Burlington House, this is a great opportunity to learn more about your Society, your Fellowship benefits, and ways to become more involved. Tea/coffee […]

Landscapes of Defence in Early Medieval England

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Landscapes of Defence in Early Medieval England by Dr Stuart Brookes FSA Beacons, lookouts, assembly sites and ‘army’ roads played key roles in the networks of local and regional civil defence of England during the Viking Age. While the large fortified centres of the period are well known, the nature […]

Louis XIV, Patron, Collector, Creator

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Louis XIV, Patron, Collector, Creator by Dr Philip Mansel Louis XIV had a personal passion for architecture, painting, prints, medals, sculpture and gardening, as this lecture will show. He would spare nothing, his minister Colbert wrote, to make the arts flourish in France: he was often represented as a new […]

Writing Back and Writing Forward – Caribbean Literature in English

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

Conference Writing Back and Writing Forward – Caribbean Literature in English Organised by Professor John Hines and Dr Linda Grant The main focus of this conference will be on ‘writing back’, or how Caribbean literature engages with ideas of European literary canonicity: participating in, contesting, overturning and resisting. The programme ranges broadly to include both […]

A Warning to the Curious: Two Ghost Stories by M.R. James FSA

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

A Warning to the Curious Two Ghost Stories by M.R. James FSA Performed by Robert Lloyd Parry Join us for an evening of ghosts and ghouls, with performances from the works of author, medievalist and Fellow, M.R. James (1862-1936). M.R. James FSA first wrote his ghost stories to perform to friends in Kings College Cambridge in […]

WallCAP: Hadrian’s Wall at the Intersection of Conservation, Research, and Engagement

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS WallCAP: Hadrian’s Wall at the Intersection of Conservation, Research, and Engagement by Robert Collins FSA The lecture is proposed for the Autumn of 2022, which will coincide with the completion of the project (with clear project results) and still fit within the year-long 1900th Anniversary celebrations of the construction of Hadrian’s […]

Migration, mobility and demography in later prehistoric Britain

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE Migration, mobility and demography in later prehistoric Britain by Professor Ian Armit FSA Recent advances in aDNA and isotope analysis have revealed unparalleled insights into issues of mobility and population change in European prehistory. Until recently, however, the main impact of this work has been in the Neolithic and Early […]