Lost Villages Found YAHS conference 23rd October 2021

Lost Villages Found
An online conference to be held via Zoom
on Saturday 23rd October 2021, from 2.00 to 5.30 pm

2.00 pm – Welcome: Dr Axel Muller, Chair of YAHS Medieval Studies Section
2.10 pm – Introduction: Maurice Beresford’s Journey; to Wharram Percy, Professor David
2.30 pm – Wharram Percy 1950 to date, Dr Paul Stamper
3.00 pm – Maurice Beresford and the Medieval Village Group Archive: listing deserted
medieval villages, Dr Helen Fenwick
3.30 pm – Opportunity for questions, followed by comfort break
4.00 pm – The Material Culture of English Rural Households c1250–1600, Dr Ben Jervis
4.30 pm – Straight from their mouth: Insights into food consumption and living
environments at Wharram Percy from calcified dental plaque, Sarah Delaney
5.00 pm – Opportunity for questions
5.20 pm – Concluding remarks

During 2020, the YAHS had hoped that it might be possible to arrange a conference to
mark the one hundredth anniversary of the birth of archaeologist and historian and long-
standing YAS member and supporter, and Past President, Professor Maurice Beresford
(1920-2005). Due to the coronavirus pandemic the plans had to be postponed, but the
Society is, however, now pleased to announce an online event to celebrate Professor
Beresford's work on what were then called deserted medieval villages. This online
conference, entitled 'Lost Villages Found', will take place in the afternoon on Saturday 23rd
October 2021, from 2.00 to 5.30 pm, facilitated by Zoom.
See below for details of how to register.



Please register as soon as possible to ensure your place.
You can do so online by going to the YAHS website at:
and following the instructions;
or by writing to the Society’s office at: “Lost Villages Found Conference”, Yorkshire
Archaeological and Historical Society, Stringer House, 34 Lupton Street, LEEDS, LS10

If registering by post please include your name and postal address plus a cheque for either
£5 (YAHS Medieval Section members) or £10, payable to the YAHS. If registering by post
you must also include an e-mail address so we can send you a link to enable you to join
the conference on Zoom. All conference participants will receive a copies of two special
editions of Medieval Yorkshire with a focus on Professor Beresford including reprints of
some of his ground-breaking articles, and introduction by Dr Helen Fenwick