MPRG Conference: Programme and List of Speakers

The Medieval Pottery Research Group 2012 Annual Conference
21-23 June 2012
Manx Museum,
Douglas, Isle of Man

Conference Registration opens

19.30 Wine Reception

20.15 Welcome and Introduction

20.30 Gerald Dunning Memorial Lecture: ‘The Isle of Man: central or marginal in the
ceramic history of these islands – a case study’. Peter Davey, Centre for Manx
Studies, University of Liverpool.


09.15 Conference Registration for delegates continues

09.40 – 10.30 Session 1

11.40 – 1.00 Session 2

13.00 – 14.00 Buffet Lunch

14.00 – 15.15 Session 3

MPRG Annual General Meeting followed by: Viewing ceramics from the Isle of Man and brought by delegates 1.

15.45 – 16.45 Session 4

Viewing ceramics from the Isle of Man and brought by delegates 2.


09.40 – 10.30 Session 1

11.50 – 1.00 Session 2

13.15 – 14.00 Buffet Lunch

14.00 – 15.15 Session 3

16.10 – 17.15 Session 4

17.15 Formal conference ends

20.00 Conference Dinner at the Aroma Buffet Restaurant

24-25 JUNE

Optional field visits to medieval sites around the island
[The precise routes and mode of transport will depend on numbers]

Island Tour 1: Castles and Abbeys.

Island Tour 2: Chapels, ring-forts, shielings etc.

List of Contributors

Power dressers: ceramics, furniture and distributed agency of people and things in 19th-century cottages of western Britain and Ireland Harold Mytum, Centre for Manx Studies, University of
Liverpool, UK.

At the edge of Empire: medieval pottery from the Noviodunum archaeological project
(Romania). Ben Jervis.

Coarsewares and colonialism: manifestations of continuity and change in Ireland and western
Britain. Alison Kyle, University of Glasgow.

‘Here be monstrous fabrics…’ – devising a strategy for the organic tempered wares of the Scottish West Coast, Highlands and Islands’. Derek Hall.

Scanian Black Earthenware – A Study of Baltic Ware from Lund. Vibeke Vandrup
Martens, Norwegian Institute for Cultural Heritage Research (NIKU).

Ceramics produced during the Spanish-Dutch war in the 16th century. Maxime

The impact of industrial ceramic production on the highlands and islands. George

Understanding marginality in Glamorgan, South Wales: A ceramic study. Alice Forward,
Cardiff University.

The Buckley potteries: imposition, innovation and cultural exchange.Christine Longworth.

Saxo-Norman material from the National Museum excavations in Dublin. Clare McCutcheon.

The pottery of a Dutch merchant in Elsinore. Jette Linaa, Senior Researcher,
Antiquarian Department, Moesgård Museum.

Pottery production and consumption in Ireland in the twelfth/sixteenth centuries. Niamh Doyle.

Ceramics on the edge: Pottery from the medieval site of Jam, Afghanistan. Alison Gascoigne, University of Southampton.

The Isle of Man: an introduction to its archaeology and history from medieval to modern times. Andrew Johnson, Manx National Hertitage

Assorted pottery from Lödöse – a medieval port in Sweden: more questions than answers. Sonia Jeffery, Lödöse Museum/Västarvet.

Pottery in the North Atlantic: A survey of medieval pottery from the Faroe Islands, Iceland and
Greenland. Elizabeth Pierce, University of Glasgow.

Scandinavian Redwares. Lyn Blackmore, Museum of London Archaeology.

Cups and Confinement: Ceramics in a First World War Internment Camp. Claire Corkill,
University of York.

Early medieval (6th to 8th century) pottery production and consumption on the fringe of Frankish, Frisian and Saxon territories in the Netherlands. Arno Verhoeven.

‘On the Western Edge of the Byzantine Empire: Early Medieval pottery finds from recent excavations at Butrint, Albania’. Joanita Vroom, Leiden University.

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