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 email@example.com
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.”
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 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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place!
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 email@example.com 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: firstname.lastname@example.org and one of the committee will respond.
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Roman Binchester: Barracks, Bath-houses and Belief at a Roman Fort | Dr David Petts, Durham University
*FINDS HANDLING* | Guests welcome £4 on the door
24th February 2015, Stockton Central Library
Recent excavations at Binchester have revealed unexpectedly good preservation of the underlying archaeology. This lecture will provide a chance to hear about the range of exciting discoveries made during the 2014 season of work at the site. The most spectacular developments have been the uncovering of one of the best preserved Roman bath-houses in northern Britain. Standing in places over 2m high, this structure is one of the highlights of the project.
However, exciting progress has been made elsewhere including unpicking the complex remains of a Roman cavalry barrack, and its associated latrine block, and the exploration of structures dating to the very final years of the Roman presence in Britain. Finally, this lecture will explore the increasing evidence we’ve found about the religious belief and ritual activities of the population of Roman Binchester, including a discussion of a rare early Christian ring found at the site.
About the speaker:
David Petts is a Lecturer of Archaeology at Durham University and has been leading the Binchester project since 2009. He is a specialist in early Christianity in Britain with a particular enthusiasm for early medieval monasticism, and is currently in the early stages of developing a research project to explore the archaeology of Holy Island (Lindisfarne).
The CBA’s Winter General Meeting will take place on 2 March 2015 at the British Academy in London with a forum on the way forward for community archaeology.
Join us at the British Academy in London on 2 March for the Council for British Archaeology’s Winter General Meeting as we shine a spotlight on community archaeology.