Events

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A Tale of Medieval Arms & Armour from the Society of Antiquaries Library

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE Wee Willie & the King’s Silver Trousers: A Tale of Medieval Arms & Armour from the Society of Antiquaries Library Lecture by Dr Ralph Moffat The Society of Antiquaries of London has in its care a very rare document. Dating from the reign of Edward III, this scrap of parchment contains a wealth […]

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Exploring the use of animal products in Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Costume.

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Changing Skins: Exploring the use of animal products in Late Bronze and Early Iron Age Costume. Lecture by Dr Peter Hommel, V. Busova (IIMK (RAS) and Grabar Conservation Centre), S. Brown (Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History) and  T. Emmerich (University of Exeter)  Paper will be delivered […]

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Christmas Miscellany

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The meeting will begin with Society business and will be followed by our Christmas Miscellany of papers. Each paper will last 20-25minutes.   The Lamp of Knowledge by Nathalie Cohen FSA This short paper presents the initial results of some recent research on the Society of Antiquaries’ lamp, used as our ‘symbol […]

High Resolution Pollen Analysis and the End of Roman Wales

WELSH REGIONAL GROUP LECTURE  High Resolution Pollen Analysis and the End of Roman Wales: Preliminary Results of the Manifestations of Empire Project by Dr Andrew Seaman FSA & Dr Tudur Davies In this lecture we will present the preliminary results of the AHRC-funded Manifestations of Empire project. The extent of social and political change occurring […]

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 Dr Stephanie Wynne-Jones FSA Registration for this lecture is now closed but you can join us on YouTube here. This lecture will present the results of a large-scale excavation project on the southern Swahili coast. The site of Songo Mnara was one […]

The Chelsea Out-pensioners in the Early Eighteenth Century

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE This lecture has been canceled due to unforseen circumstances. If you have booked to attend you will receive an email from the Society. In its place we have a lecture by our President Paul Drury FSA 'Invironed aboute with Galeries and Towers': Archbishop Warham's palace at Otford' A Well-recorded people […]

Archbishop Warham’s palace at Otford

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Registration for this event is now closed but you can join us on YouTube live here. Invironed aboute with Galeries and Towers': Archbishop Warham's palace at Otford by Paul Drury FSA (President of the Society of Antiquaries of London) William Warham, Archbishop of Canterbury 1503-32, transformed his manor at Otford into […]

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 Registration is now closed but you can join us on YouTube here.  Recent archaeological discoveries have contributed much to our understanding of the visual […]

The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Stonehenge Hidden Landscapes Project and the Durrington Walls Pits Circle by Professor Vincent Gaffney FSA Booking is now closed for this lecture but you can join us on YouTube here. At a time when the landscape of Stonehenge is a matter of significant public debate, it is important that […]