BAA Lectures, 2016-2017 Programme : Society of Antiquaries of London, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE, 4.30 p.m. (tea)/5.00 p.m (lecture) 5 OCTOBER 2016* – ‘Miraculous Ground Plans and the Liturgy of Building Sites in Late Medieval Italy’ by Dr Lucy Donkin, University of Bristol (The lecture will be preceded by the Association’s Annual GeneralContinue reading “Lecture Series: British Archaeological Association, 2016-2017”
After a successful outing to the Leeds IMC this summer where the BAA hosted two sessions, the BAA welcomes proposals for further BAA organised sessions next year (July 3rd -6th 2017). The IMC’s research theme for 2017 is “Otherness” which I think could be interpreted very successfully by the BAA’s members and relate well to research incorporating material culture.
The British Archaeological Association annual conference for 2016 will be held in Paris. The city boasts a very rich archaeological history that is becoming increasingly well-known due to the ongoing work of the Commission du Vieux Paris, French based university teams focusing on the city’s material history, and scholars worldwide. Paris offers an embarrassment of riches to the archaeologist and art historian, and to set some limit on the possibilities, this conference will address the theme of ‘The Powers that shaped the City’ over the millennium between the end of the Roman Imperium and the Renaissance.
The British Archaeological Association will hold its fourth biennial International Romanesque conference in Oxford on 4-6 April, 2016. The theme is Romanesque: Saints, Shrines and Pilgrimage, and the aim is to examine the material culture of sanctity over the period c.950-c.1200. The Conference will be held at Rewley House in Oxford from 4-6 April, 2016, with the opportunity to stay on for two days of visits to Romanesque buildings on 7-8 April.
Lincoln Cathedral has for forty years had a full team of craftsmen, and has contributed to the training of workers at other cathedrals around the country. The ongoing programme of ‘making and remaking’ at Lincoln serves to inform our understanding not only of this particular building but also medieval architecture more widely.
1 October 2014* Friary biographies, urban fabric and the excavation legacy in England and Wales Deirdre O’Sullivan, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester The lecture will be preceded by the Association’s Annual General Meeting. It will be followed by a reception to launch the latest publication in the BAA Conference Transactions series – Medieval Art,Continue reading “Lecture Series: British Archaeological Association Annual Lecture Series, London, Autumn 2014”
The parish churches of St Cadoc at Llancarfan and St Illtud at Llantwit Major are among the most historically significant religious sites in south-east Wales. In the pre-Conquest period, both were the sites of important ‘monastic’ communities. After the Conquest, they were held by the great Benedictine abbeys at Gloucester and Tewkesbury. The standing medieval fabric at each church holds a wealth of architectural and artistic detail bearing witness to centuries of use and renewal. During this study day we will consider some of the points of comparison and contrast between the two churches.
7-9 April 2014, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, Barcelona Following earlier conferences on Romanesque and the Past (London, 2010), and Romanesque and the Mediterranean (Palermo, 2012), the British Archaeological Association is collaborating with the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya and the Research project Magistri Cataloniae to stage the third in a biennial series of internationalContinue reading “Conference: Romanesque Art: Patrons and Processes, British Archaeological Association Conference, Barcelona (7-9 April 2014)”