Spring Conference 2016
Recent archaeological research in rural settlements in Eastern England
University of Lincoln (UK), Friday 29th April – Sunday 1st May 2016
The Medieval Settlement Research Group 30th anniversary conference will review recent archaeological investigations in Currently Occupied Rural Settlements (CORS) – settlements of medieval origin where people live today – in eastern England with a special focus on the contribution of community projects.
Presentations from within and beyond academia will span new discoveries form Essex to Yorkshire as well as new scholarly research into the origins and development of rural settlements from the sixth century to the sixteenth. It is open to anyone with an interest in medieval rural villages, hamlets and farms.
The 2016 conference will start on Friday evening with a wine reception at the University of Lincoln and a tour of the historic quarter including the magnificent cathedral (described by William Cobbett as “the finest building in the whole world”). Saturday’s full day of papers will be followed by an optional conference dinner, while papers on Sunday morning will be rounded off with a trip to the nearby deserted medieval village of Riseholme, the first DMV excavation to be published in Medieval Archaeology. The conference will thus encompass medieval settlements deserted and inhabited, urban and rural.
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