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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'

Registration: 9.30am 

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 NielsenModels 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 Charlotte Behr 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 FSAThe Staffordshire Hoard - the view from deep prehistory. 
  • 13.00 Frans TheuwsWealth in Merovingian northern Gaul: whose wealth?
  • 13.30 - 14.30 Lunch

Session 3: Chair Catherine Hills FSA

  • 14.30 Howard Williams FSA: Remembering or forgetting? Landscape, memory and the Hoard
  • 15.00 Sam Lucy FSA: Society and economy in the light of the Staffordshire Hoard: 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: Colloquium ends

  • 17.45 Reception (wine & nibbles)