Continued Professional Training for Ceramic Archaeologists

The Medieval Pottery Research Group with funding from English Heritage is running a series of training courses in November 2008 and February, May and September 2009. The courses are designed to provide career development for archaeological ceramicists who work on a freelance basis or within commercial archaeological units or in the university or museum sector. Whilst the courses are intended to be of particular value to those involved in the study of post-Roman ceramics they will also be of value to those involved in the study of prehistoric and Roman pottery.

Dates for September 2009 now confirmed – 21st-22nd and 23rd-24th.

For full details on the courses please click here (pdf 67.1kb)

To book please download the booking form here (pdf 57.2kb)

MPRG (Southern Section) Regional Meeting: Monday 20th October

MPRG (Southern Section) Regional Meeting: Monday 20th October at Tudor Merchants Hall, Westgate St, Southampton (10.00 start)

Understanding the end of Medieval Ceramics in Southern England

The day will provide an opportunity for the dissemination and discussion of recent work on Late Medieval and Early Post-Medieval pottery from southern England. Contributors will include Duncan Brown (Southampton Museums), Ben Jervis (Southampton Museums), Lorraine Mepham (Wessex Archaeology), Penny Copeland-Griffiths (independent researcher), Dan Cater (Bournemouth University) and Jacqui Pearce (MOLAS, to be confirmed). Research from across the region will be presented including discussions of recent work in Southampton, Reading, Dorset and Winchester. A selection of 14th-17th century pottery from excavations in Southampton will also be on display and attendees are invited to bring along any groups of significance if they wish.

The day will start at 10am, finishing at approximately 4pm. Lunch is not provided although there are a number of pubs and shops in the area. There will be a small charge of £2.00 to cover refreshments.

If you would like to attend please email Ben Jervis

Continued Professional Training for Ceramic Archaeologists

The Medieval Pottery Research Group with funding from English Heritage is running a series of training courses in November 2008 and February, May and September 2009. The courses are designed to provide career development for archaeological ceramicists who work on a freelance basis or within commercial archaeological units or in the university or museum sector. Whilst the courses are intended to be of particular value to those involved in the study of post-Roman ceramics they will also be of value to those involved in the study of prehistoric and Roman pottery.

For full details on the courses please click here (pdf 62.9kb)

To book please download the booking form here (pdf 57kb)

“Brightness, lustre and shine: colour in the medieval household”.

Our knowledge and perception of colour is extremely different from that of the medieval mind and therefore to understand colour we must look at how everyday domestic features were decorated and used in the later medieval period. Lustre and shine were more important in the medieval world than the hue of colour, and within the domestic sphere the use of illumination from windows and fires would have been an important factor in the perception of colour. In households the colours of material culture, including furniture, paintings, decor, clothing, ceramics and other objects, were an essential component in how material was experienced in the everyday.

We are seeking papers from research students, early career entrants, established researchers and those working within the professional and public archaeology sectors, as well as the museum’s service, who are studying domestic material culture and using the aspects of colour and lustre within their research. Papers are invited on aspects of material culture studies dealing with these issues and papers on related topics such as light, vision and pattern are welcome too. The session hopes to encompass the whole of the medieval period, from post-Roman to the late medieval/ post-medieval transition with particular attention to the later medieval period, and papers are welcome on the archaeology of Britain, Europe or beyond. It is hoped that this session will be a platform for discussion on how we can approach the study of colour in the domestic household through artefacts, paintings, decor, clothing or the use of lighting. How can we make inferences about how colours were used, perceived, and the visual impact, symbolic connotations and meanings which they held in the medieval period?

See following link: TAG Conference 2008 sessions

Conference

Ceramica da farmacia tra Basso Medioevo ed Età Moderna

30 – 31 maggio 2008

Savona: Complesso Monumentale del Priamàr, Palazzo del Commissario

Albisola Superiore: Museo della Ceramica “M. Trucco”

Centro Ligure per la Storia della Ceramica’s conference on Late Medieval and Early Modern Drug Jars, May 30-31, at Savona and Albisola in Italy.

www.museoarcheosavona.it/convegni.htm

EMUNI poletna sola/Summer School

Dear colleagues

Within the Summer school EMUNI, taking place between the 15th and 30th June 2008, we will be carrying out a course in Medieval and Postmedieval Archaeology, with lectures from prof. Sauro Gelichi (Universita Ca’Foscari Venezia), doc. dr. Vesna Bikiæ (Archaeological Institute, Beograd) and prof. Mitja Gustin (Faculty of Humanities, University of Primorska, Koper). Apart from the lectures, a seminar will take place.

The Summer School is an opportunity for participants still studying to earn 6 credit points and apply for the grant.

The Summer School offers a unique oppportunity for a work and social gathering of those, interested in medieval and postmedieval archaeology of the Adriatic and its’ hinterland.

Beacuse of the prolonged programme of the Summer School and other work obligations of the participants, this interesting opportunity is being announced early on, as the official notice will not follow until end of March. Preliminary applications are expected, so as to provide a weblink to the site for official applications as soon as the notice is made public and carry out all the necessary organizational work.

Important dates:
31.03.2008 – preliminary registration
15.04.2008 – grant application deadline
30.04.2008 – Summer School registration deadline

S prijaznimi pozdravi
With kindest regards

Zrinka Mileusnic Prof. Mitja Gustin

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