Newsletter deadlines – contributions welcome

If you have any ceramic related information that you think might be of interest to our readers please consider putting it in the newsletter! The newsletter editor would be delighted to receive contributions about:

  • recent discoveries;
  • calls for information / assistance with research;
  • notes on interesting research you might have been
  • calls for papers for ceramic related conferences;
  • notices of forthcoming ceramic related conferences,
    meetings and workshops;
  • details of exhibitions;
  • news and information about new websites relating to
  • anything else that relates to medieval and later

The newsletter is (usually) published three times a year. Copy should be sent to the Assistant Secretary Copy is welcome at any time, but if it is time sensitive (for example, notification of a meeting) it should be received no later than the deadlines given below for each of the issues:

  • 1st April for inclusion in the April newsletter
  • 1st August for inclusion in the August newsletter
  • 1st December for inclusion in the December edition

Content of each article should preferably not exceed about 800 words, though if you require more space it may be possible to accommodate this, please contact the assistant secretary beforehand. Pictures are particularly welcome and the more images of pots (relevant to your article!) that you can include the better!

MPRG activities and Covid-19

Due to the current restrictions MPRG has postponed the 3-day conference, planned to take place at Durham University in June 2020, until 2021.

Our Constitution requires us to hold an Annual General Meeting (AGM) before the 31st December of each year, MPRG Council is considering holding a one-day conference and the AGM towards the end of this year and further information will be circulated in due course.

The MPRG training course due to be held 4-5 April 2020 in York was also postponed until such a time that it is possible to meet in safety.

Apologies to those of you who have not yet received a copy of Medieval Ceramics 39; the volume is mailed out by volunteers and publications are stored in a building that has been closed. The volumes will be sent out when it is possible to gain access to the building and when volunteers can work safely.

Wherever you may be stay safe and well and we all look forward to being able to meet up and discuss pottery as soon as possible.

MPRG Training Course 4 – 5 April 2020 York

MPRG is running a two-day training course in York on Saturday 4 and Sunday 5 April 2020.

The course comprises four sessions spread over two days, with each session being devoted to a specific theme. Starting with an introduction to the pottery of York and Yorkshire delegates will be lead from basic identification of medieval and post-medieval pottery, through to more specific classifications according to fabric and form types, the selection of samples for scientific analysis and finally, reporting on their findings.

The training is open to anyone who would like to develop their knowledge of pottery and its study. We would particularly welcome those who monitor or commission pottery reports or manage pottery specialists, museum archaeologists and others who curate archaeological collections of pottery, students/junior practitioners and members of local societies and community groups.

The Group is grateful to Anne Jenner and York Archaeological Trust for offering to host the course and for making their collections of pottery available for examination.

For more information and booking details please see the attached PDF    View Fullscreen