Publishing the Staffordshire Treasure: impact and implications
Organised by Professor Leslie Webster FSA, Dr Sam Lucy FSA & Dr Tania Dickinson FSA
The seminar’s theme is to examine the significance of the hoard for future research and public understanding. Contributions will look to the future, rather than dissect the hoard’s past history. The colloqiuim will provide a broad and balanced coverage of the main issues raised by the hoard.
*Please note 'timetable is subject to change'
10.00 Leslie Webster FSA: Welcome and introduction
Session 1: Chair Tania Dickinson FSA
- 10.15 Chris Fern FSA: The Hoard materially: establishing its quantities and character through conservation and research
- 10.45 Karen Høilund Nielsen: Models for distribution of shape and style in time and space
- 11.15 Ian Freestone FSA: Material insights into the Hoard
- 11.45-12.00 Coffee
Session 2: Chair Sam Lucy FSA
- 12.00 Tania Dickinson FSA: How to explain the Hoard’s assembly and burial: reflections on ‘what does it mean?’
- 12.30 Richard Bradley FSA: The Staffordshire Hoard - the view from deep prehistory.
- 13.00 Frans Theuws: Wealth in Merovingian northern Gaul: whose wealth?
- 13.30 - 14.30 Lunch
Session 3: Chair Catherine Hills FSA
- 14.30 Sarah Semple FSA: Place, memory and practice explored. The Hoard in the landscape: research potential
- 15.30 John Blair FSA: The Hoard in the Mercian heartland: a geopolitical context
- 16.00 John Carman: The Hoard as Heritage: treasure and the public domain
- 16.30 - 16.50 Tea
Session 4: Chair Leslie Webster FSA
- 16.50 General Discussion: Where should Hoard studies go from here?
- c. 17.30 Sam Lucy FSA: Summing up
17.45 -Reception (Wine & nibbles)