Cost: Free

Research Showcase: Elements


You are invited to join us for an engaging afternoon and evening event, providing our grant recipients the opportunity to present their work at Burlington House through table-top displays, talks and interactive workshops.

The aim is to raise public interest in and awareness of the Society, history and archaeology by showcasing significant research that the Society has supported. Admission is free and open to all.

Projects and Participants:

  • Dr Matthew Fitzjohn (University of Liverpool)

The Domestic Economy of Ancient Olynthos
Reconstructing the cost and life history of one of the houses at ancient Olynthos (Greece), integrating information from historical source and excavation, will for the first time allow a robust estimate of the construction materials and the resources needed to create the whole of an ancient city.

  • Dr Hajnalka Herold FSA (University of Exeter)

Landscape Transformations in the Erlauf Valley, Austria 
Systematic field survey to investigate post-Roman to medieval (5th-11th centuries) settlement and landscape transformations in the Erlauf Valley, Austria. 

  • Dr Cynthia Johnston (University of London

Book Collecting in the Industrial North West

To catalogue, publish and exhibit four unexplored collections of rare books assembled by those working in or associated with the cotton industry powered by the industrial revolution in the North West of England, now held by Blackburn Public Library (Dunn Collection), the Harris Museum (Sheperd and Spenser collections) and Towneley Hall Museum (Hardcastle Collection).

  • Dr Hugh Wilmott (Sheffield University) 

Little Carlton Archaeology Project
Excavation of Middle Anglo-Saxon settlement in Lincolnshire discovered by a metal detecting.

  • Dr Alexandra Makin (Independent Researcher)

The re-creation of half of St Cuthbert's maniple
Experimental reconstruction of part of the 10th-century maniple of St Cuthbert, the only extant embroidered maniple from early medieval England.

  •  Professor John Hines FSA (Cardiff University)

Cosmeston Archaeology Project: Excavation Completion

Single season of targeted excavation to clarify and contextualise the results of previous investigations of the DMV site in order to enable final analysis and full publication.

  • Dr Stephen Upex (Nene Valley Archaeological Trust)

Durobrivae Geophysical Survey
Magnetometer survey of the total walled area of the Roman town of Durobrivae (Water Newton, Cambridgeshire).

This is a FREE event. Reservations are not required 

ELEMENTS: Society of Antiquaries Research Showcase will coincide with the Burlington House Courtyard Late evening (6pm onwards), where visitors can see the Burlington House Courtyard like never before and discover the six learned societies that reside here, furthering the study of art, history and science and sharing it with audiences around the world. During this event, visitors will be introduced to our special collections as we each explore the theme of "ELEMENTS". Each society has a unique programme to offer audiences of all ages, and great food and drink on offer, too!

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