Sunday, October 23, 2011

Archaeology Courses at the Oxford Experience 2012

1 July to 11 August 2012

The Oxford Experience is a residential summer school held at the college of Christ Church, University of Oxford.

The programme consists of 6 weeks of courses and participants attend for one or more weeks.

It offers a choice of twelve seminars each week over a period of five weeks. Participants do not need any formal qualifications to take part, just an interest in their chosen subject and a desire to meet like-minded people.

You can also find details of the various archaeology courses offered at Oxford Experience here...

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011

EMAS Field Trip to Daglingworth, Duntisbourne Rouse, Deerhurst Churches and Odda’s Chapel in Gloucestershire

EMAS Field Trip to Daglingworth, Duntisbourne Rouse,
Deerhurst Churches and Odda’s Chapel in Gloucestershire

Saturday, 5th November 2011

David Beard and Michael Hare will be our guides on this field trip.  In the morning we will visit the churches at Daglingworth and Duntisbourne Rouse with David Beard.

In the afternoon Michael Hare will be our guide at one of the foremost Anglo-Saxon churches in England, that at Deerhurst.  

Further details and an application form

The Church in Anglo-Saxon England

Early Medieval Day School

The Church in Anglo-Saxon England

David Beard M.A.

Wednesday, 2nd November 2011

Since the publication of the Taylors’ tremendous 3 volume work “Anglo-Saxon Architecture”, much has changed in the study of Anglo-Saxon churches.

This Day School looks at recent work on churches in the Anglo-Saxon period including church architecture; the role of the Minster church; monasteries and nunneries; private churches and their place in the emergence of the parish; the church and secular society.

Further details and application form

EMAS Programme 2011 - 2012

The EMAS Programme of events for 2011 to 2012 is now online.

You can download it here...

Join EMAS (or renew your subscription)

You can find the EMAS Membership form for 2011 to 2012 online.

Click here to download it...

Autumn time again !

I cannot believe it is nearly October and time to send out the EMAS Programme for 2011 – 2012.

I also want to take this opportunity to report the sad news of the death of one of our Presidents, Dr David Hill.  Members not only enjoyed David’s lectures but also recognised his prowess as an academic and archaeologist.  He was also an inspirational teacher, who encouraged many university and extra-mural students to follow a career in archaeology.  Some of you will have first met David when we were digging with him and Margaret Worthington on Offa’s Dyke, at Cookam and at Pont de l’Arche.  It was on these digs that some of the London and Manchester extra-mural members got to know each other.  David was a most supportive President and great friend to E.M.A.S.  He will be sorely missed.

Mark Hassall will be giving a lecture on 17th February 2012 in celebration of David’s life and work.

2010 – 2011 has also seen the deaths of other E.M.A.S. members, Chas Mifsud, Peter Chapman and Kathy Leadbetter, whose company will be greatly missed at various events and activities.

The programme so far confirmed for 2011 – 2012 is enclosed.  The membership subscription remains at £13.  We hope you will wish to renew your membership and join some of the events on the Programme.

Though we welcome the co-operation that exists between the Birkbeck Archaeological Society (BAS) and EMAS by attending each other’s lectures, please note ANY TRIPS OR ACTIVITIES ORGANISED BY BAS are quite separate from EMAS.

BAS details can be found on their website given at the end of the EMAS Programme.  (Harvey Sheldon is leading a Roman London walk for BAS on Saturday 15th October.

Rosemary Yeaxlee