Wednesday, May 31, 2017

EMAS Day School: Anglo-Saxon Churches

EMAS Day School
Anglo-Saxon Churches
Saturday, 15 July 2017
The day will begin with a brief introduction to the Conversion of Anglo-Saxon England. We will then consider the architecture of the Anglo-Saxon church chronologically up to the 11th century and the role that the architecture played in the litany of the church.
This is intended to be a practical introduction and would be a good way to build on the knowledge gained from the trip to three Anglo-Saxon churches on Saturday, 8th July.

EMAS Field Trip to Wing, Brixworth and Earls Barton

EMAS Field Trip to Wing, Brixworth and Earls Barton
Saturday, 8 July 2017
David Beard will be our guide to three outstanding examples of Anglo-Saxon churches. They are Wing in Buckinghamshire and in Northamptonshire, Brixworth and Earls Barton.

Field Trip to Porchester, Fishbourne Palace and Bignor Roman Villa

Field Trip to Porchester, Fishbourne Palace and Bignor Roman Villa

Guide: Harvey Sheldon.

Saturday, 24 June 2017

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Study Tour to Lyon Cancelled

EMAS has reluctantly decided to cancel this year’s study tour to Lyon, owing to the difficulty of finding an acceptable and affordable hotel.

The popularity of Lyon at Whitsun has meant that it has proved impossible to find a centrally-located hotel at a realistic price.

However, as many people expressed an interest in the proposed itinerary for this trip, it is proposed that we run it next year, but start bookings late this year in order to secure a suitable hotel.

Monday, March 6, 2017

David’s Fort: a Medieval Motte?

EMAS Members who trudged through the rather deep mud to visit David’s Fort on the 2015 EMAS Easter Study Tour to North Scotland and Skye may be interested in this blog post on the NOSAS Archaeology Blog:

David’s Fort: a Medieval Motte?

In around 2000 Janet Hooper, Allan MacKenzie and I undertook a survey of David’s Fort, a rather enigmatic site in Balavil Wood, near Conon Bridge.  Our intention was to survey the site, clarify its purpose and investigate the related documentary and contextual information.  We did arrange a geophysical survey which was cancelled due to Foot and Mouth, and that was replaced with a later walkover of Balavil Wood.  David’s Fort itself is scheduled, but there are other features in the immediate area which may be related and which are worthy of notice.

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Saturday, February 25, 2017


Saturday, 18th March 2017

Nikolaus Pevsner emphasizes the fact that both Rye and Winchelsea, like Lewes in Sussex, were hill towns – quite a rare phenomena in Britain. Both became Cinque Ports. Both were affected by the encroachment of the sea and were in economic decline by the sixteenth century. Rosemary Yeaxlee will be our guide around these two medieval towns.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

EMAS Whitsun Study Tour: Lyon
10 – 17 June 2017

The full itinerary of the EMAS Whitsun Study Tour to Lyon is now on the web.

Click here to view the itinerary...