Other forthcoming events
Attached below are the events programmes for a range of archaeological societies in the East Midlands and immediately
beyond. Most of these societies’ events are open to non-members, although a small charge is sometimes made. Further
events are listed by date below.
FARI Archaeology finds-processing session
Farndon Memorial Hall, Marsh Lane, Farndon, Newark NG24 3SZ: Tuesday 4th March 2014, 1:30—4:30pm and
FARI Archaeology will conduct a finds-processing session, washing and labelling flint, from their project Ice Age Journeys.
This will be a good opportunity to see some of the Ice Age flint tools close up! All are welcome.
Collections in the Landscape: Arbor Low and Gib Hill digital trails
Friday 7th and Saturday 8th March 2014, 10am — 1:30pm
Buxton Museum and Art Gallery is developing a digital trail of the landscape around Arbor Low and Gib Hill, using audio
commentary, digital images and the landscape itself to explore this prehistoric landscape. Two free trial runs are
planned; the £1 access charge to the site will be covered by the Museum, and complimentary refreshments will be
provided at the museum afterwards. Limited transport will be provided from Buxton and back via minibus on a ‘first
come first served’ basis, or participants can make their own arrangements and meet up site.
Participants should wear warm, waterproof clothes and sensible footwear. If you wish, bring a packed lunch to eat on
site or upon returning to the museum. Bring a smartphone or tablet if you are able, but please be aware that use of
these will be at your own risk and expense. The Museum will send a link nearer the time through which the trail can be
accessed. For people without suitable technology, members of the team will be on hand with demonstration devices to
take you through the tour and let you have a go.
If you’re interested in coming along, e-mail CITL@derbyshire.gov.uk or visit the project’s blog.
The Newark Civil War Project
Farndon Memorial Hall, Marsh Lane, Farndon, Newark NG24 3SZ, Wednesday 12th March 2014, 7:30—9pm
Rachel Askew will be giving a talk about a new project to record and preserve the Civil War archaeology around Newark.
The project is being run in coordination with the new Civil War centre and will run for approximately 3—4 years, aiming
primarily to locate and investigate the lost siegeworks of Newark, and improve their accessibility.
Derwent Valley Mills Strategy Workshop: The Silk Mill, Silk Mill Lane, Derby, DE1 3AF, Monday 17th March 2014
Four Strategy Workshops are being held between March and May 2014 to help design a research strategy for the future of
the Derwent Valley mills. The workshops are free and are open to all, but pre-booking is necessary. See below for further
Archaeological Illustration: Friends’ Meeting House, Queen’s Road, Leicester, LE2 1WP, Saturday 22nd March 2014
This course will provide an opportunity to learn the techniques used by professional archaeological illustrators. The
course is run by Timetrekkers (www.timetrekkers.co.uk), with tuition provided by Debbie Miles-Williams. See below for
Bingham Three Feet Under: a quest for the origins of the town
Bingham Methodist Hall, Nottinghamshire, Thursday 27th March 2014, 8pm
Peter Allen will be giving a free talk on the Bingham Heritage Trails Association’s work in 2012 and 2013 to investigate
the town’s early history.
Lathkill Dale Study Day: Over Haddon, Derbyshire DE45 1JE, Wednesday 2nd April 2014, 9:30am — 5pm
This day school will examine how land managers balance the ecological concerns of Lathkill Dale against those of its
archaeological remains. The cost of the day school is £60 per person (£30 for students / unwaged); see below for further
Zooarchaeology short courses: University of Sheffield, 7th — 9th April 2014
This course aims to provide an understanding of the basic theory and methods which zooarchaeologists use to understand
animal bone evidence. The course will include lectures, discussion and hands-on practical classes. Cost £180 (£120
concessions). Click here for further information and booking details.
Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age Societies in the Trent Valley, c. AD 400—1066
Djanogly Theatre, Lakeside Art Centre, Nottingham University: Wednesday 9th April 2014, 1pm
Dr Chris Loveluck will examine the archaeological evidence for the nature of Anglo-Saxon and Viking-Age societies in the
valley of the River Trent and its adjacent region, between the 5th and 11th centuries. Key themes discussed will be the
formation of the different societies that we call 'Anglo-Saxon' in the region; settlements, landscapes and lifestyles within
the Kingdom of Mercia; the role of the Trent as a communication corridor for contacts and trade; the impact of the
Viking Age; and the development of the towns and shires of the Trent valley in the 10th and 11th centuries AD.
After the talk, there will be the opportunity to handle and find out about Saxon artefacts from the Museum collections.
The event is free, but seats need to be booked — the Box Office number is 0115 846 7777.
Human osteology short courses: University of Sheffield, 10th — 12th April 2014
This course will provide a broad introduction to the skills and techniques of skeletal analysis of archaeological human
remains. Ranging from basic anatomy to skeletal pathology, this course is ideal as a taster for people interested in
pursuing further study in biological anthropology/human osteology; a refresher for those who have previously worked
with archaeological human remains; or an opportunity for amateur enthusiasts to learn more about what goes on in the
osteology lab. Cost £180 (£120 concessions). Click here for further information and booking details.
Forum for Societies 2014: York, Saturday 17th May 2014
The CBA is hosting a one-day forum for local archaeological and historical societies and community groups from across
the UK to come together to explore common issues and share good practice. Click here for further details.
Bingham’s World Wars: Bingham Methodist Hall, Nottinghamshire, Thursday 22nd May 2014, 8pm
Mike Patten will be giving a free talk on the effects of the two World Wars on Bingham.
Nottinghamshire Local History and Archaeology Day
University of Nottingham Museum, Saturday 21st June 2014, 11am — 4pm
This new event will bring together local history and archaeology societies, archaeological units, museums, and other
regional archaeological organisations to display, examine and discuss current archaeological work throughout
Nottinghamshire. There will be a mixture of short talks, stalls and hands-on sessions; see below for further details.
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