The British Archaeological Association 2015 Conference will explore the art, architecture and archaeology of Peterborough Cathedral and the Soke of Peterborough. A full programme of lectures and visits has been arranged, covering the city and Soke from Roman times and specific aspects of the Cathedral and precincts including the Great Gate, the Bishop’s Palace, the lost High Altar Screen, the Trinity Chapel and the West Front. Speakers include Ron Baxter, Alexandrina Buchanan, Rosemary Cramp, Paul Everson, Peter Fergusson, Eric Fernie, Richard Gem, John Goodall, Jackie Hall, Richard Halsey, Stuart Harrison, Sandy Heslop, Edward Impey, Julian Luxford, Harriet Mahood, Claudia Marx, Cathy Oakes, Charles O’Brien, Lisa Reilly, David Stocker, Tim Tatton-Brown, Stephen Upex, Jeffrey West, and Francis Woodman.
There will be site visits to many parts of the Cathedral, including the West Front, Galleries, Cloister, Infirmary, Refectory, Abbot’s Gateway and Almoners’ Hall. The tour of the Soke will embrace Thorpe Hall, Longthorpe Tower, the churches of Castor, Barnack, Northborough and Peakirk, and will conclude at Wothorpe Towers.
Applications are invited for student scholarships. The conference will run from lunchtime on Friday 10th July to lunchtime on Tuesday 14th July, 2015. Scholarships will only be awarded to those who can attend the conference in its entirety. The scholarship will cover the lectures and site visits, accommodation for four nights, three dinners and refreshments throughout.
Applicants should email Andrew Budge (andrew.budge[at]sky.com) enclosing a brief CV, at least one academic reference and a brief statement on the reasons for wanting to attend the conference. The deadline for applications is Friday 10th April. Applicants will be notified by 23rd April. Please note that it is the responsibility of the applicant to send the academic reference with the application; the BAA will not chase references.
Scholarships will be allocated by the conference convenors and are usually given to those studying medieval art, architecture or archaeology at postgraduate level. The scholarships are funded by the generosity of BAA members and the number awarded varies according to the funds available. Successful applicants are expected to join the BAA if not already members.