Each year, the Society holds a two/three-day academic conference on a theme pertaining to church archaeology, which also incorporates the AGM for the Society. Conferences are held in the autumn, most often in September and October, and any member of the Society or outside interested party is welcome and encouraged to attend. Conference information is always sent out to members in our summer newsletter, but the earliest and most up-to-date information will be posted on the website. Conference programmes and booking forms can be found here and downloaded.
The 2015 Conference will be held on September 4-6, in Leciester, entitled 'Churches and Settlement: Rural Churches and Medieval Landscapes'. The conference will be held at the Oadby conference centre at the University of Leciester. The programme of speakers will feature new research into rural churches and settlement, and will be capped by a keynote lecture from Professor John Blair. We will have the opportunity for a private tour of Leicester Cathedral and the Richard III exhibit at the Greyfriars visitor centre, and we'll also visit a number of fine churches in the region, including Little Dalby, Kirby Bellars, Colston Bassett and Car Colston.
The Archaeology of Early Christianity: Chester, Sept 6-7, 2014
The Romanesque Church in Gloucester: Gloucester, Sept. 7-8, 2013
Making Christian Landscapes: Conversion and Consolidation in the Early Middle Ages: Cork, Sept. 21-23, 2012
One-day Workshop: The Medieval Church in Context: Thetford, July 28th, 2012
Churches and the Sea: Chichester, Sept. 2-4, 2011
Documenting Destruction in Yorkshire: the Dispersal of Monastic Artefacts: York, Sept. 17-19, 2010
Romans and the Romanesque in Lincoln and Lincolnshire: Lincoln, Sept. 25-27, 2009
The Archaeology of Post-Medieval Religion: Norwich, Sept. 12-14, 2008
Changing Patterns in Scottish Church Landscapes: Edinburgh, Sept. 28th-30th, 2007
Precincts, Parks and Ruins: the Archaeology of Ecclesiastical Landscapes: Exeter, Sept. 15th-17th, 2006
The Archaeology of the Anglo-Saxon Church: Jarrow, Sept. 30th-Oct. 2nd, 2005
The Archaeology of Early Medieval Celtic Churches, c.400-1100: Bangor, Sept. 9th-12th, 2004
The Archaeology of Church Interiors: Winchester, Sept. 20th-21st, 2003