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!
5 April 2023
Dr Kevin Cootes: Archaeological Investigations of a Medieval Chapel Burial Ground in Poulton, Cheshire
2 May 2023
Prof. Harold Mytum and Anna Fairley for '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'
Most recent lecture
Dr Brian L. Costello and Dr John Jenkins for their talk on '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