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Events of interest

Important Notice: Coronavirus. Events listed on this page are a mix of on-line and live; for those that are live, please check before setting off that they are still happening. Live events are also likely to require pre-booking (even if free) in order to facilitate social distancing.


June 2022

  • 9 June 2.00-4.15, and then every Thursday till 4 Aug, Our Places: Mining Disasters and the Science of Safety, free course led by Dr Dorothy Hamilton, The Common Room (formerly the Mining Institute), Westgate Road, Newcastle NE1 1SE. Places limited.
  • 11 June, 10.00-12.00 Voicing Histories, Workshop led by Pippa Anderson at Great North Museum: Hancock, NE2 4PT; see above (5 May) for details.
  • 11 June, 10.30, Post-Medieval Manorial Records,  Conway Hall London and online, morning talk by Mark Forrest at Local History Day and AGM 2022, British Association for Local History. His guidebook on the subject is available on their website, £10 + £2.50 postage.
  • 22 June, Water Works: the Arts of Water Management, 1500-1800, symposium at Northumbria University. It aims to draw together expertise from across disciplines to engage with managed and mechanical water systems in the period, with a focus on how humans have sought to make water work for them for practical and artistic purposes.  
  • 24-26 June, Current Perspectives on Early Medieval Migration, Mobility and Material Culture, Society for Medieval Archaeology Annual Conference, Rewley House, Oxford and online. Fee for online attendance £15. Must register in advance via Eventbrite.

July 2022

  • 7 July, 7.30-9.00, Wilfrid and Ripon in the wider context of 7th century Northumbria, our member Max Adams, at Ripon Cathedral, part of their 1350th anniversary celebrations. Must book via Eventbrite, £11.37.
  • 6-8 July, Durham Early Modern Conference; no other details available yet.
  • 7-9 July, Political Participation and Electoral Culture in Britain in the Long Eighteenth Century, conference at Newcastle University supported also by University of Liverpool and Arts and Humanities Research Council.  Follow this link to register. The Antiquaries were in at the beginning of this when we digitised our copy of the Poll Book for the Newcastle election of 1780, and it was then transcribed by a group of volunteers. We have supported the project since then, and are providing the funds for four £50 travel bursaries for unwaged participants.
  • 8 July, 9.30-6.00.  Humour, Laughter and Every Day Life in the Early Modern Period, conference, in-person in Armstrong Building, Newcastle University. Free, including refreshments and lunch but limited numbers, must book quickly via Eventbrite.

And further ahead

  • 9-18 Sept,  Heritage Open Days 2022, further details in due course.
  • 12-17 Sept, Eat Medieval Summer School, Blackfriars Restaurant, Friar St, Newcastle, NE1 4XN. Hands-on, with some special visits thrown in, places very limited, so book now if interested.
  • 25-28 Mar 2023 (postponed from 2022), Reconstructing Hadrian's Wall (and other Roman forts. Roman Army School Conference, St Chad’s College Durham.

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