Events

All of our lectures are live streamed and are open to anyone to join us online, Fellows and Non-Fellows.

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Chariots in the landscape of East Yorkshire

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Chariots in the landscape of East Yorkshire – recent discoveries at Pocklington and region by Dr Peter Halkon FSA & Paula Ware Since 2014, excavations at Pocklington in East Yorkshire, not previously known for its archaeology, have produced spectacular discoveries, the most significant being two chariot burials. The Burnby Lane […]

Belief and Belonging: Daily life on the medieval Swahili coast

PUBLIC LECTURE Belief and Belonging: Daily life on the medieval Swahili coast by Stephanie Wynne-Jones FSA This lecture will present the results of a large-scale excavation project on the southern Swahili coast. The site of Songo Mnara was one of the grandest towns on the coast, with coral-built palaces, mosques and houses on a scale […]

The Chelsea Out-pensioners in the Early Eighteenth Century

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE A Well-recorded people - The Chelsea Out-pensioners in the Early Eighteenth Century by Andrew Cormack FSA The lecture will be based on the research for my recent doctorate and the title, intriguingly, I hope, contrasts my research with that undertaken by many Fellows of the Society based upon archaeological discoveries […]

The Early Medieval Eye and Insular Art.

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Early Medieval Eye and Insular Art. The Codex Amiatinus, the Book of Kells, and the scholarship of Jennifer O’Reilly Lecture by Dr Carol Farr FSA Recent archaeological discoveries have contributed much to our understanding of the visual art created in Britain and Ireland during the seventh to ninth centuries […]

The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project and the Durrington Walls Pits Circle

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project and the Durrington Walls Pits Circle by Professor Vincent Gaffney FSA At a time when the landscape of Stonehenge is a matter of significant public debate, it is important that research continues beyond the bounds of the A303 upgrade.  The Stonehenge Landscape Project, an international […]

IWD: Active men and Emblematizing women

International Women's Day Lecture We are delighted to have Dr Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson presenting a lecture on her work on women in the Viking Period for International Women's Day 2021. Dr Hedenstierna-Jonson is a faculty member of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History at Uppsala University, Sweden and also a researcher and part of the Viking […]

The Reverend Joseph Hunter, F.S.A., and the Legend of Robin Hood

PUBLIC LECTURE The Reverend Joseph Hunter, FSA., and the Legend of Robin Hood Lecture by Dr David Crook FSA The legend of Robin Hood, a northern medieval English outlaw living at an uncertain date, whose actual existence is disputed by many and who is supposed among other things to have robbed from the rich to […]

Anglo-Saxon hydraulic engineering in the Fens

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Anglo-Saxon hydraulic engineering in the Fens by Prof. Michael Chisholm FSA For the Fens south of the Wash, it has long been held that only the Romans or the Normans were capable of major hydraulic engineering.  Much has been done in recent decades challenging this view but the full significance […]

Seals and the People of Britain

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

CONFERENCE Organised by Dr Elizabeth New FSA & John Cherry FSA  Online Only This conference will be split over two afternoons. Monday March 15 & Monday March 22 The study of sigillography, seals and seal matrices has attracted a growing interest in recent years. There have been conferences at the British Museum (2007 and 2015), […]

Recent fieldwork on hillforts and other earthworks in Wales

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Recent fieldwork on hillforts and other earthworks in Wales by Paul Belford FSA In the last few years the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) has undertaken a number of excavations on hillforts and linear earthworks in Wales. This work has been accompanied by a systematic programme of palaeoenvironmental analysis and scientific […]