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)