Online event: ‘The Material Experiences of ‘Peasant’ Life in Medieval Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England (c. 1200–1600)’.
As one part of the upcoming Events for the Society for Medieval Archaeology, we are happy to invite you to virtually attend parts of a workshop on medieval households on June 16th and 17th.
Supported by both the Medieval Settlement Research Group, and the Society for Medieval Archaeology as well as the National Monument Service and Transport Infrastructure Ireland, Dr Karen Dempsey (NUI Galway) and Dr Ben Jervis (Cardiff) have co-organised a workshop ‘The Material Experiences of ‘Peasant’ Life in Medieval Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England (c. 1200–1600)’.
This two-day workshop held in-person at Cardiff University brings together different specialists across Ireland, Scotland, Wales and England to discuss comparative archaeologies of rural medieval lifeways. A central focus is placed on discussing people and their lived experiences with their material things, immediate settlements and wider landscapes. Our aim is to foster deeper inter-regional comparison and to stimulate longer term collaborative working in the study of the diverse material environments and related practices across, medieval Ireland and Britain.
We are happy to make the talks part of the workshop available to members of the MSRG and SMA. These talks will be live-streamed (but not the discussion) through Zoom and available to members as recordings later in the year via appropriate platforms. Please find the Zoom link in a recent email from the Society.
Find the schedule here that details the speakers and titles of the talks over the two days. If you have any queries please get in touch with Karen or Ben.