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Church Archaeology Events

In addition to our annual conference, we have now added a series of online evening lectures as regular events. These lectures are free and open to both members and non-members, but you must register on Eventbrite to attend the talks. After registering, you will receive an email (with reminders leading up to the event) with a link to access the talk at the scheduled time and date. 


Lectures will also be archived on our YouTube channel and linked below, so if you are unable to attend, you can always watch any lecture back later at your leisure.


We hope you enjoy the talks, and please watch this space for future online and in-person events!


Most recent lecture

Dr Christina Cowart-Smith - 'Sculpting Lindisfarne's Story: The newly-discovered carved stone fragments from Holy Island, Northumberland'

Past lectures

Prof. Jane Hawkes - 'Crosses, Memorials and Architectural Decoration: an Introduction to the Early Medieval Sculptural Arts of the East Midlands'

Dr Ian Faulds - 'Political Piety: International pressures on a mediaeval Manx parish church'

Dr John Wand - 'Churches fit for their people? A study of 11th century and 12th century English parish chuches'

Dr Ron Baxter - 'The Rediscovery of Reading Abbey'

Dr Michael Shapland - 'Selsey Cathdral and the Early Medieval Kingdoms of Sussex'.

Prof. Harold Mytum and Anna Fairley - 'Investigating the Catholic experience of the 19th-century burial crisis: non-Invasive archaeology in the crypt and churchyard of St Patrick’s Church, Toxteth, Liverpool'

Dr Brian L. Costello and Dr John Jenkins - The Preceptory of Slebech: Rethinking Social function and Burial Practices

Dr Gabor Thomas - Contextualising the Church Archaeology of Lyminge, Kent

Morgan-Ellis Leah: Late Medieval English Cadaver Monuments

Rachel Sycamore: Church Chests in Medieval Society

Emily Bowyer-Kazadi: All Saints Bakewell: A Novel Method of Engaging with Church Archaeology

Crystal Hollis: Reading the Room: What Historic Graffiti Tells Us

Dr Danica Ramsey-Brimberg: Revisiting Viking Age Graves from Ecclesiastical and Non-Ecclesiastical Contexts in the Irish Sea Area

Dr Meg Bernstein: Visualising Purgatory in the Medieval English Church

Dr Nick Webb & Dr Alex Buchanan: Tracing the Past

Dr Alex Holton: A Job in Ruins: Caring for the English Heritage Estate

Dr Tracy Collins: Female Monasticism in Medieval Ireland

Dr Aleks McClain: Medieval Cross Slabs in Northern England

Dr Duncan Wright: 'Greedy Comers to the Waste': Guthlac and the Archaeology of Anchor Church Field, Crowland

Dr Kate Giles: The Medieval Wall Paintings of Pickering Parish Church

James Wright: An Introduction to Historic Graffiti

Dr Claire Kennan: Living on a Prayer? Parish Guilds in the Middle Ages

Dr Michael Carter: Byland Abbey: Using the Dead to Bring a Medieval Monastery to Life

Dr Alex Woodcock: Romanesque Sculpture in Devon and Cornwall

Dr Meg Boulton: Sliding Doors: Considering the Symbolic Significance of Decorated Thresholds in Early Medieval Churches

Dr Martin Huggon: Charity, Medicine and the Medieval Hospital

Prof Howard Williams: Viking Age Hogback Stones: Citations and Exceptions

Dr Ruth Nugent: Over My Dead Body! Histories of Tomb-opening in Churches

Dr Jackie Hall: Being a Cathedral Archaeologist

Dr John Jenkins: Reconstructing Thomas Becket's Shrine

Dr David Petts: The Early Medieval Monastery of Lindisfarne

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