Society of Antiquaries of London

“Beautifully but shamefully printed up”: Reading the erotic in sixteenth century book culture

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE "Beautifully but shamefully printed up": Reading the erotic in sixteenth century book culture Lecture by Dr Linda Grant This lecture will be online only.  In this talk, I will start by looking at an infamous ‘obscene’ book from sixteenth century Italy: Pietro Aretino’s sonnetti lussuriosi and the ‘pornographic’ engravings that accompanied them, together […]

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‘Three weeks in this seventh heaven of a place’: Edward Burne-Jones’s 1871 Italian Sketchbook

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE ‘Three weeks in this seventh heaven of a place’: Edward Burne-Jones’s 1871 Italian Sketchbook Lecture by Dr Mark Stocker FSA Lecture will take place online.   Please note this lecture starts at 12pm. In 1871 Edward Burne-Jones went on his third visit to Italy. On his trip, he took with him a small octavo […]

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Annual General Meeting

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS President's Annual Address Our Annual General Meeting will take place at 2pm on Saturday 26 September. The programme for our Anniversary Meeting is detailed below. Due to Social Distancing Regulations, there is a limited capacity in the Meeting Room but all Fellows are encouraged to attend online. (Due to Government Regulations, […]

The Battle of Brunanburh: new light on the ‘Great War’ of the Tenth Century.

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE The Battle of Brunanburh: new light on the ‘Great War’ of the Tenth Century by Professor Michael Wood FSA This lecture will be live streamed. In this lecture, Michael Wood looks at one of the most famous events of the Viking Age. In 937 a Viking and North British coalition invaded England, only […]

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From Shibayama to Stonehenge

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE From Shibayama to Stonehenge: William Gowland – pioneer of archaeology in Japan and England Lecture by Dr Simon Kaner FSA & Dr Luke Edgington-Brown  William Gowland, former Vice President of the Society of Antiquaries, is perhaps most famous for his excavations at Stonehenge at the start of the 20th century. […]

Manufactured Bodies: The Impact of Industrialisation on London Health

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Manufactured Bodies: The Impact of Industrialisation on London Health Lecture by Jelena Bekvalac FSA Industrialisation has been one of the most influential changes in history, affecting and shaping people’s environment and lives, physically and socially with lasting consequences. With the award of the Rosemary Green Grant from the City Of London […]

Reliquae Isurianae: the antiquarian and contemporary exploration of Roman Aldborough

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Reliquae Isurianae: the antiquarian and contemporary exploration of Roman Aldborough by Prof Martin Millet FSA This lecture will focus on the recently published monograph Isurium Brigantum: An Archaeological Survey of Roman Aldborough It will pay particular attention to the analysis and re-interpretation of the antiquarian work on the site, showing […]

Nefertiti: Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

PUBLIC LECTURE Nefertiti: Queen and Pharaoh of Egypt Lecture by Prof Aidan Dodson FSA Nefertiti, wife of the ‘heretic pharaoh’ Akhenaten, lived during the 14th century BC, and has over the past century become one of the most iconic figures of the ancient world, in particular owing to the famous painted bust representing her that […]

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London Bridge and its houses, c.1209-1761

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE London Bridge and its houses, c.1209-1761 Lecture by Dorian Gerhold FSA New evidence about London Bridge and its houses in the seventeenth century, especially dimensions, makes it possible to reconstruct a plan of the bridge and houses. With this plan, and the rentals of the bridge houses, the houses and […]

Wee Willie & the King’s Silver Trousers: 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 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 of […]

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