Society of Antiquaries of London

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 […]

Early Medieval Glassmaking at Glastonbury and Barking Abbeys

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE OUT OF LONDON IN EXETER* Early Medieval Glassmaking at Glastonbury and Barking Abbeys; craft working and the early church in the 7th to 8th centuries AD Lecture by Dr Hugh Willmott FSA Between 1955-7 excavations by Raleigh Radford at Glastonbury Abbey revealed the first extensive evidence for pre-Conquest glassmaking in […]

The Viking Phenomenon: Paradigms, Parameters, and Progress

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Viking Phenomenon: Paradigms, Parameters, and Progress Lecture by Professor Neil Price FSA In December 2015, the Swedish Research Council made an unprecedented investment in archaeology, in the form of a £5 million grant for ten years of pure research into the origins of what we call the Viking Age. […]

Exploring the Easter E.g.

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE Exploring the Easter E.g. – Shifting Baselines and Changing Perceptions of Cultural and Biological ‘Aliens’. by Dr Naomi Sykes FSA Easter is the most important event in the Christian calendar. Despite its global reach and cultural significance, Easter has attracted minimal academic attention since the 1970s.  Astonishingly little is known about the festival’s […]

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Anniversary Meeting

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS President's Annual Address If this meeting can go ahead in person it will follow the format below. If not the Presidential Address will be delivered via Zoom. Fellows and their guests are welcome to join us when tea is served at 16.15 (in the Council Room). The Anniversary Meeting will begin […]

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