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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 ...
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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 ...
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A Guide to the Classification of Medieval Ceramic Forms digitisation project completed!

The Guide provides a definition and nomenclature for ceramic forms made throughout the post-Roman period until the beginning of intensive industrial pottery production in the 17thcentury, with the aim of enabling practitioners to identify vessel ...
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MPRG Occasional Paper 8 just published

MPRG is pleased to announce a new publication in its Occasional Paper series: Ceramics and Glass - a tribute to Sarah Jennings. The volume includes papers from the 2012 conference, held at the Wallace Collection ...
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A Study Day in Memory of the late Kenneth James Barton

A Study Day in Memory of the late Kenneth James Barton 19 October 2019 Bristol City Museum & Art Gallery Ken Barton lived a full life, committed to the pursuit of knowledge and understanding of ...
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MPRG 2019 Conference and AGM

MPRG 2019 Conference and AGM This year's conference is being held jointly with the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology on 5 October at  the London Archaeological Archive and Research Centre, Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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MPRG conference 2018 Brussels

MPRG conference 2018, 1st–4th June, University of Brussels: ‘Ceramics in Circulation’ A reminder that our annual conference is rapidly approaching; the draft programme and registration form have already been circulated to members. We have two ...
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Ceramics in Circulation: Medieval Pottery Research Group  Annual 1st–4th June 2018, University of Brussels

Ceramics in Circulation: Medieval Pottery Research Group  Annual 1st–4th June 2018, University of Brussels Call for Papers In June 2018 the Medieval Pottery Research Group will hold its annual conference at the University of Brussels, ...
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