Churches Conference September 2016

The Society for Church Archaeology Conference has been announced.

The 2016 Conference will be held in Canterbury on Sept 2nd-4th, 2016, on the subject of ‘Church and Industry’. The conference will be held at Canterbury Christ Church University, and will focus on the association of industrial activity with major monastic institutions from the early medieval to early modern period. This conference will bring together an assorted range of talks, revealing new discoveries being made on industry in ecclesiastical contexts and introducing some of the fascinating insights emerging from projects around the country. Tours of the cathedral’s drawing office and stonemasons’ workshop, as well as to local churches and monastic sites, will also feature.

 Gabor Thomas, Power, technology and production at Anglo-Saxon Lyminge Kent

 Nancy Holinrake, Pre-Conquest industrial activity at two Somerset monasteries: Glastonbury and Carhampton

 Cecily Spall, ‘To make things is to do well’: the prehistoric inheritance of the Portmahomack monastic workshops

 Hugh Willmott, Glassmaking in the Saxon monastery, Glastonbury, Barking and beyond

 Jenny Alexander, From Cathedral Workshops to Country House Building Sites: how did stonemasons cope in the Early-Modern period?

 Martin Biddle, Canterbury Cathedral archaeologist: a retrospective

For more details please go to the Society for Church Archaeology website.