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Event Series Lunchtime Lectures

Dickens, Antiquity and Literary Tourism

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

Tourism of ‘Dickens’s London’ flourished at the turn of the twentieth century, from tours and guidebooks, to magic lantern shows and merchandising. Dr Lee Jackson analyses the origins of this phenomenon, rooted in Dickens’s own imaginative antiquarianism – his love of ‘old buildings and curious people’ – and yet, paradoxically, exemplifying the sort of tourist spectacle that he often derided.

Event Series Evening Lectures

Christmas Soirée

Join us to celebrate the end of the year with our Annual Christmas Soirée and Mulled Wine Reception. The meeting will begin with Society business and will be followed by […]

Event Series Evening Lectures

People and Place in the Kingdom of Northumbria: New project and fieldwork perspectives

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, United Kingdom

Following several years of research collaboration between Durham University and the Gefrin Trust, a new phase of investigation using survey, geophysical prospection and excavation commenced at the multi-period site of Yeavering, Northumberland in 2021. This paper presents the combined results of these investigations focusing on the new information brought to light on the early medieval palace complex.

Event Series Evening Lectures

The Materiality and Historical Dress of Early Modern Hunting – An Interdisciplinary Approach

Online Only , United Kingdom

In this presentation, Dr Neighbors explores how clothing and materiality played an important role in the sociability, visual culture, identity of hunting participants, and practices of early modern hunting, and exhibits, for the first time, the digital renderings of the hunting garments produced during his 2023 Janet Arnold Grant funded project.