John Hurst Travel Fund – closing date 23 March

This fund was established in 2007 to honour the enormous contribution made by John Hurst to the study of medieval and post-medieval pottery in Britain and Europe. It offers a travel grant of up to £200 each to MPRG members who need financial support to carry out their research. Grants are awarded annually and the closing date for applications is the 23rd March each year. Preference will be given to applicants whose projects help strengthen links between Britain and the rest of Europe and to students or those at the beginning of their careers.

Successful applicants will receive the grant before they travel if required and must provide receipts to cover the amount within one month of their return. They must provide a summary report of no more than 250 words to the Hon Editor within 3 months of the research project being undertaken, and must agree to cite the MPRG John Hurst Travel Fund in any publications resulting from the funded project.
Please see the web page for an application form which should be returned to MPRG President, J Edwards, c/o Grosvenor Museum, Grosvenor St, Chester CH1 2DD

MPRG Annual conference and AGM Saturday 5 October 2019

This year’s one day conference and AGM is being held in October to avoid any overlap with Gothenburg Ceramics 2019.

One Thousand Years of Ceramic Innovation’

Call for Papers
From the introduction of the potter’s wheel, to the spread of factory production during the Industrial Revolution and beyond, the ceramic industries of the UK have been progressively transformed by waves of innovation.  This conference, which is being held jointly with the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology,  will focus on the wide range of technological, stylistic and functional advances introduced into potteries across the country from the 11th century to the present day. These are manifested in innovative developments in methods of manufacture, ceramic fabrics, new and increasingly specialized forms, decorative styles and techniques, and their collective effect on the place and role of ceramics within society.

Proposals for papers of up to 30 minutes in length (including time for questions) with a brief summary (up to 200 words) should be sent by 1 May 2019 to ceramic.innovation@spma.org.uk

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