The British Archaeological Association holds regular monthly lectures on the first Wednesday of each month between October and May in the rooms of the Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE.
The lectures are open to all and provide an opportunity for professionals, students and independent scholars to present research that falls within the BAA’s areas of interest. We aim to cover both British and European topics that are susceptible to art-historical, archaeological, architectural, and historiographical investigation between the Roman period and the 19th century, but with a bias towards the medieval period.
Tea is served from 4.30 p.m. and the Chair is taken at 5.00 p.m.
Find out more information here.
5 October 2022
‘”An Open and Shut Case”: Displaying Medieval Art in Private Collections’
Dr Paul Williamson, Keeper Emeritus, Victoria and Albert Museum
2 November 2022
‘The Chantry Chapels of Cardinal Beaufort and Bishop Waynflete in Winchester Cathedral’
Jane Stewart, Courtauld Institute of Art
7 December 2022
‘The Abbey of Santa Maria a Mare, San Nicola di Tremiti: an important early Romanesque monument all but lost at sea’
Dr Francis Woodman, Cambridge University
4 January 2023
‘Opicinus de Canistris (1296–c. 1352) and Diagrams of Time in the Late Middle Ages’
Dr Sarah Griffin, Lambeth Palace Library
1 February 2023
‘The Sources of Viking Wealth: new results from lead isotope analysis of Viking silver hoards’
Dr Jane Kershaw, Oxford University
1 March 2023
‘Digging for Medieval Seals: does gender matter?’
Dr Jitske Jasperse, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
5 April 2023
‘Intertextuality and Romanitas: Twelfth-Century Responses to Roman Antiquities’
Dr William Kynan Wilson, The Open University
3 May 2023
‘The Cosmati Mosaics at Westminster: Art, Politics, and Exchanges with Rome in the Age of Gothic’
Professor Paul Binski (Cambridge University) and Professor Claudia Bolgia (Università di Udine)