Society of Medieval Archaeology AGM and Winter Symposium

The 2020 AGM will be held on Monday, December 7th, online at midday rather than at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

The AGM will be followed by the Winter Symposium, also online, commencing at approximately 12.30pm. There will be three lectures on recent archaeological discoveries:

12:30  Ben Jervis (Cardiff University) and Lizzy Craig-Atkins (University of Sheffield):  The dietary impact of the Norman Conquest: a multiproxy archaeological investigation of Oxford

13:00  Duncan Wright (Newcastle University): Laughton-en-le-Morthen, Yorkshire: an archaeology of elite residence

13:30  Fiona Beglane (Institute of Technology Sligo): Forests, chases and rights of free warren in medieval Ireland,1169–c. 1399:

Please find the Agenda and symposium abstracts here.



Both events will be held on the online platform ZOOM. To join the meeting, just follow this link:

Link to join the Zoom Meeting:

Passcode: 691191

It is not necessary to download Zoom to attend the meeting – you can do it all through your browser.


Previous Events

The 2019 Annual General Meeting of the Society was held in the Sorby Room, Wager Building, University of Reading. See the Agenda here: Society for Medieval Archaeology AGM 2019. The AGM was followed by the Society for Medieval Archaeology’s Winter Symposium with three lectures on recent archaeological discoveries:

Prof. Michelle Brown, University of London

Letters from the Past: the inscriptions from Tintagel and what they tell us of its early medieval inhabitants

James Fairclough, Museum of London Archaeology

Great Ryburgh: The excavation of rare Anglo-Saxon coffins and a Saxon Church

Nathan Wales, University of York

DNA from archaeological seeds illuminates medieval grapevine production


The 2018 Annual General Meeting of the Society was held at 18:00 on Monday 3 December 2018 in the Philip Rahtz Lecture Theatre (K/133), The King’s Manor, University of York, YO1 7EP.

The AGM Agenda can be downloaded here.

The AGM was followed by three lectures on recent archaeological discoveries:

Dr Sarah Croix: Revisiting a ‘Northern Emporium’ – about recent excavations in Viking-Age Ribe

Dr Adrian Maldonado: Reassembling Iona

Dr Gabor Thomas: Building early medieval identities: Lyminge and the agency of post-Roman elite centres