Monthly Archives: February 2015

The History of Dining Table Settings Saturday 7th March, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle

Poster

North East Vernacular Architecture Group

The History of Dining Table Settings
Saturday 7th March, Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle
Spend a day at the Bowes Museum.
Visit, or revisit, the permanent collection Catch up on the latest exhibitions and
Hear an illustrated lecture by Dr Howard Coutts.

Many throughout the North East will know Howard Coutts, as Keeper of Ceramics at the Bowes Museum, as well as being a regular attender of NEVAG meetings, when he has frequently contributed to on-site discussion. So we are delighted that Howard has very kindly agreed to talk to NEVAG more formally, and in the only surroundings we could ever imagine him in, the Bowes Museum.
Howard’s talk is on The History of Dining Table Settings – a subject on which he has few, if any, equals. This is a rare chance to hear an expert fully in command of his subject – and a fascinating topic it is too – how the European dining table changed in use and appearance over the centuries.

There will also be a short additional item on the Bowes Museum’s fragments of the late C17 Horden Hall staircase, which is currently undergoing research.

This meeting is open to all.

For an all-in price of £10.00 a head (Friends of the Bowes Museum £3.00), we will take coffee/tea in the Jubilee Room at 10.00am, followed by Howard’s talk. Lunch should ideally be taken in the Cafe Bowes, after which the afternoon is free to explore the Museum.

If you plan to come, please let NEVAG’s secretary, Martin Roberts know on martin@fleece.wanadoo.co.uk

Shadows in the Sand: Discover, excavation and analysis of a Viking age ceremony- 7/3/15

Bede’s World, Church Bank, Jarrow

Shadows in the Sand – Saturday talk

7th March 12.00pm

“The next talk in our Saturday talk program will be ‘Shadows in the Sand: Discover, excavation and analysis of a Viking age ceremony’, and will be delivered by Adam Parsons from Oxford Archaeology. This talk takes the place of the February talk, so there will be two in March.

It is on the subject of a major Viking site excavation in Cumwhitton in Cumbria.”

The King under the Car Park: Greyfriars, Leicester and the search for Richard III – 7/3/2015

Architectural and Archaeological Society of Durham and Northumberland

Richard Buckley: The King under the Car Park: Greyfriars, Leicester and the search for Richard III on Saturday 7 March at 2.30pm in Elvet Riverside Room 140, Durham.

For more information, see the poster: Poster

World Heritage Listing and What it Actually Means: A comparison between the two medieval cities of Cairo and Durham- 5/3/15

“World Heritage Listing and What it Actually Means: A comparison between the two medieval cities of Cairo and Durham”

5 March, 17.30.  Fine Art Lecture Theatre, Newcastle University.  Seif El Rashidi

To register your attendance, visit: http://forms.ncl.ac.uk/view.php?id=7414

Corpses in Carriages, Corpses in Boudoirs: Lady Anatomists in 18th Century France- 3/3/15 , Durham

The next event in the MEMSA seminar series will take place next week “Corpses in Carriages, Corpses in Boudoirs: Lady Anatomists in 18th Century France”

Margaret Carlyle (Oxford) 

3 March, 17:45: World Heritage Site Visitors Centre, Owengate, Durham.

All are welcome

Faith, Stones & Mortar – New Light on Durham Churches – 27/02/2015

World Heritage Site Architecture and Conservation Series 2015

Inaugural Lecture Friday 27th February 2015, 6.00pm.

Peter Ryder will be talking about “Faith, Stones & Mortar – New Light on Durham Churches” Venue: Room PG20 Pemberton Building, Palace Green, Durham,

Contact raffaella.aliprandi@durham.ac.uk to book your place!

UK Archaeological Sciences Conference 2015, Durham University 8-11th April 2015

The Department of Archaeology at Durham University will be hosting UKAS 2015 and is looking forward to welcoming the archaeological science community to the historic World Heritage Site of the City of Durham. The conference will take place in the Calman Learning Centre on the Lower Mountjoy Site from 8th to 11th April 2015. The Welcome Reception will be held on 8th April in the Durham University Oriental Museum when delegates will get the opportunity to view the Museum’s exhibitions. The conference dinner will be held on 9th April in the ancient dining hall of Durham Castle, Palace Green, DH1 3RW.

Information regarding key dates is given below and further information concerning the call for papers, abstract submission and registration will appear in due course. Please subscribe to our email list for updates and information by sending an email message to majordomo@durham.ac.uk with one line in it: subscribe ukas-conference-2015 (please note you cannot post to this list it is for information and updates only). For specific queries please contact the conference email address: ukas.2015@durham.ac.uk and one of the committee will respond.

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