Archaeology and the Historic Environment
Saturday 26 April 2014
Grassington Town Hall
The Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority is holding its annual day school,Archaeology and the Historic Environment in the Yorkshire Dales National Park on Saturday 26 April 2014. It will take place at Grassington Town Hall.
The 2014 day school will have book stalls and poster displays. Speakers at this year's day school will discuss the results of recent archaeological and historical survey and research. The programme will include talks on:
Recent work on the Wharfedale henges
Quality of life at Marrick Priory
Barden Tower: in the eye of the beholder
New light on Anglo-Saxon settlement in North Craven
Community archaeology: fact or fiction
Discoveries in Craven: 40 years of vernacular buildings studies
Prison of conscience: Richmond Castle during the Great War
The fee for the day school is £15 (£12.50 for full-time students/full Yorkshire Archaeological Society members). This includes refreshments but not lunch.
For details and booking form, download the Archaeology day school brochure. You can contact us for more information by emailing email@example.com or calling 01969 652353.
Professor Carl Heron invites CBA Yorkshire members to attend
UNIVERSITY OF BRADFORD ARCHAEOLOGY GUEST LECTURES
All lectures at 17.15 in Phoenix SW, SA0.08. (University of Bradford, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD7 1AZ)
Map at http://www.bradford.ac.uk/contact-and-find-us/how-to-find-us/city-campus-map/
Tuesday 25th March Paul Pettitt (University of Durham)
From face-to-face to Place: an archaeologist's perspective on the origin of human mortuary activity.
Tuesday 1st April Rupert Till (University of Huddersfield)
The European Music Archaeology Project: Exploring a Common Musical Heritage in Antiquity
Further information from Alex Gibson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Joint Lecture for Huddersfield and District Archaeological Society and Yorkshire Archaeological Society
The Stanbury Hill Project - Archaeological Investigation of a Rock Art Landscape
Dr Keith JS Boughey - Project Director
Fri 7 Mar 2014, 19:45
Huddersfield Town Hall
Seeing and believing: antiquarian attitudes to mediaval wall paintings
Dr Kate Giles, Department of Archaeology, University of York
Wednesday 30 April 7:30 pm
Galtres Community Centre, Market St, Easingwold
More info www.ypsyork.org
English Heritage has commissioned an evaluation of the role, impact and value
of Research Frameworks for the historic environment sector in England (including,
but not limited to, archaeology and the built environment).
To inform this research it is vital we obtain the views of current non-users,
as well as users, of Research Frameworks.
We would therefore like to invite your feedback in response to an online
questionnaire - available via the link below:
The questionnaire should take no more than 10 minutes to complete for non-users
and no more than 20 minutes to complete for current users of Research
Your views will be treated confidentially and reported anonymously by Pye Tait
Consulting under the Data Protection Act 1988 and the Market Research Society
(MRS) Code of Conduct.
Further details about the research are provided via the survey link.
Thank you very much for your time.
Pye Tait Consulting (on behalf of English Heritage)
The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO), in
partnership with Involve Yorkshire & Humber, is offering free training and
support to local voluntary and community organisations to build their
campaigning and influencing skills.
Deadline to register your interest is 7
the course of four weeks, and through a mix of online activities, tailored
one-to-one support and a full-day workshop in Leeds, organisations will learn
more about the changes in policy at the local level and how to engage with
local decision-makers and public bodies.
A full-day workshop in Leeds will be held on Tuesday 18 March 2014.
This training is free and offers elements of NCVO’s Certificate in Campaigning
course worth up to £2058.
What’s in it for you:
You’ll gain a better understanding of what’s happening in your
You’ll learn how to better engage with and influence local
You’ll improve your skills in campaigning and influencing
You’ll learn about other support networks in your local area
You’ll receive pre and post-workshop support to help put your
learning into practice
How to apply
To apply for this training, please email Neena Bhati (email@example.com) to register
your interest before 7 February. We will confirm your place on the
training after this date.
Spaces are limited so register your interest soon.
Please note places are free and limited so a penalty fee of
£50 will apply for cancellations or drop-outs after being accepted on the
course. Activities will take place over the course of four weeks and will
For more information about the programme, visit the Know How Non Profit website.
For further information and how to register go to V-hive,
the information portal for the voluntary sector, businesses and individuals
which is managed by the Forum.
Annual day school of the Yorkshire Vernacular Buildings Study Group
with the Yorkshire Archaeological Society
Beyond the Building
Further sources for interpretation and understanding Saturday 15th March 2014 10.00 a m to 4.30 p m
Leeds Metropolitan University, Headingley (Beckett’s Park) Campus, Leeds
How we can use other information to increase our knowledge and understanding of the buildings surveyed. The venue is the Headingley campus of Leeds Metropolitan University. It is a few miles to the north west of the city centre, easily accessible from the Leeds outer ring road. See map overleaf. There is plenty of parking on the campus. Tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival, a buffet-style sandwich lunch with refreshments, and other refreshments at intervals through the day are all included. There will be a bookstall. The talks start at 10:30 after registration. The Day School will be followed at 5 pm by the AGM of the YVBSG.
Book using the attached booking form.
Southburn Archaeological Museum Historic Craft Skills Open Day - Saturday 16th March 2013 10am to 4pm
Live demonstrations and hands-on activities.
Pole lathe wood turning, willow basket weaving, hand spinning and textile weaving. Admission is free (donations always welcome). For more info see: www.samatsouthburn.com
Pontefract and District Archaeological Society
THE STAFFORDSHIRE HOARD
In 2009 the largest hoard of Anglo-Saxon gold and silver metalwork was discovered. It consists of over 3500 items of gold, and silver, nearly all martial in character. The quality of the gold is amazing, and more importantly, the craftsmanship is consummate. This was the very best that Anglo-Saxon metalworkers could forge – and they were good. The artefacts have been dated to the Seventh and Eighth centuries, to the time of the Anglo-Saxon kingdom of Mercia. The hoard has been valued at £3.3 million, and has now been acquired for the nation.
The meeting will be addressed by Dr Kevin Leahy FSA, MIFA, the British Museum’s National Finds Adviser for Anglo-Saxon metalwork. Following excavation Kevin and his wife were the first people to examine the hoard. Their reaction was that this was England’s Tutankhamun!
The meeting will be held in the Central Methodist Church, WF8 1NB, off Jubilee Way, Pontefract, on 19th April 2013 beginning at 7-15pm. Illustrated.
The meeting is open to all interested parties but there is an entrance charge. To members of the Pontefract & District Archaeological Society it will be £2, and to non members it will be £5.
To obtain tickets, please send a stamped, self-addressed envelope to:
Robert Evison, 55 Hardwick Road, Carleton, PONTEFRACT, West Riding of Yorkshire, WF8 3QY, with the requisite remission, cheques payable to the Pontefract & District Archaeological Society.
Contact telephone: 01977 798264, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
'Diet, health and growth': free bone workshops
Diseases such as dental decay, scurvy, rickets and gout
all leave tell-tale traces on the skeleton. Periods of malnutrition and
starvation in childhood stopped growth and caused children to be short and
grooves to appear on teeth. Come and explore the links between diet and health
in the Middle Ages. A short introductory talk is followed by a laboratory
session where you will be encouraged to examine medieval skeletons with evidence
of diet-related pathology and stunted growth. See for yourself how what we eat
affects our bodies!
Join us for a free osteology workshop on Saturday 23
March from 10am to 12.30pm at the University of Bradford (Archaeological
Sciences). The session will be repeated on Saturday 27 April (times and
venue the same). The workshop is open to anyone over 18. if you are
interested in diet or history, or would like to find out more about
bioarchaeology, this workshop is for you.
Booking is essential as places are limited. To book a
place on one of the workshops, please email email@example.com or
phone us on (0113) 343 1910 (the office is open Weds and Thurs: if you call any
other time, please leave a contact phone number so we can get back to you to
confirm if you have a place).
Refreshments will be provided.
This activity is part of the ‘You are what you ate’
project, funded by the Wellcome Trust, and in partnership with the University
of Leeds, Wakefield Council and the University of Bradford.
For more information on all our events and activities,
including our 'Food for all seasons' exhibition, take a look at our website:
'You are what you ate'
Room 421, 4th floor, Parkinson Building
School of History, University of Leeds, LS2 9JT
Telephone: (0113) 343 1910