CBA Yorkshire Fireside Chats Series Nine

11th April 2023   Tuesday 7.30 pm
The medieval wall paintings of Pickering: discovery, restoration and meaning
Kate Giles

In 1852, a series of remarkably well-preserved wall paintings were discovered during restoration work in St. Peter’s church, Pickering.  In the 1880s, they underwent a controversial restoration, which coloured perceptions of their significance and informed radical approaches to their conservation in the twentieth century.  In this lecture, Kate will reflect on how Pickering’s story adds new layers of understanding to the story of wall paintings in the parish church, and how her research has revealed the hidden medieval meanings of the paintings, the subject of her recent book.

Meeting ID: 824 6977 9799

Passcode: 973009

9th May 2023      Tuesday 7.30 pm

Communities and Communication: can we make TV archaeology work for us again? 

Chloe Duckworth

Dr Chloe Duckworth is Reader in Archaeological Sciences and Public Engagement at Newcastle University.  She will be best known to most of us as one of the principal presenters on the recent highly acclaimed TV series, the Great British Dig.  They say among television and film crews that you should never work with children or animals, and Chloe is starting to suspect they might surreptitiously have added ‘archaeologists’ to that list!  Based on her own experiences she will discuss the opportunities and challenges of making TV that strikes a balance between information and entertainment.  Both television and archaeology have changed enormously in the past two decades. How can we navigate these previously unchartered waters?

Meeting ID: 840 0768 7960

Passcode: 266465

13th June 2023   Tuesday 7.30 pm
Cultural Heritage in the Westmorland Dales
Hannah Kingsbury

The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership is a four-year scheme (2019-2023), supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.  There are 22 projects in total, 10 of which explore the cultural heritage of the area.  This talk will give an overview of the scheme and will focus on a number of the cultural heritage projects, including archaeological surveys and excavations and how they might relate to similar projects in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Meeting ID: 896 5508 1047

Passcode: 906081