Exclusive Event: Yorkshire Museum

Behind the Scenes at Viking: Rediscover the Legend

Viking: Rediscover the Legend
Yorkshire Museum, York: 12th October 2017, 4pm
An opportunity for a guided tour of ‘Viking: Rediscover the Legend’ by one of its curators, Dr. Andrew Woods. The exhibition brings together two of the most significant Viking collections in a major new exhibition. Featuring some of the most exciting Anglo-Saxon and Viking discoveries ever made, the exhibition explores how the Vikings transformed life in Britain.
Alongside outstanding objects, the exhibition includes a ground-breaking Virtual Reality reconstruction of the army camp at Torksey, Lincs. This builds upon the research of Prof. Dawn Hadley, who will speak about her work at the site.
Following the tour there is the opportunity to attend Dr. Steve Ashby’s paper ‘Of Locks and Socks: aspects of everyday life in Viking towns’.
The tour will begin at 4pm. Please contact Andrew Woods (Andrew.Woods@ymt.org.uk), for details and to register your intention to attend. There is no charge for this event.

Yorkshire Museum

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SMA Annual Conference 2017

Women, Status and Power in Medieval Society

The Annual Conference of the Society for Medieval Archaeology takes place in Lincoln on June 30th and July 1st, 2017. This conference, which marks the 60th anniversary of the Society, is entitled Women, Status and Power in Medieval Society and will bring together specialists from a range of disciplines to explore the status of women in medieval society, the extent to which they could wield power – personal, administrative, political or ideological – over their own lives, over others and in times of conflict, and how evidence for this might be lost or found in the archaeological record.

Further details about the conference programme and links to the conference registration site may be found on our Annual Conference page or may be downloaded in PDF format.

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Agenda for the 2016 Annual General Meeting

The agenda for the 2016 Annual General Meeting of the Society for Medieval Archaeology is now available. The meeting will be held at Rewley House,  1 Wellington Square, Oxford, OX1 2JA at 19:30 on Friday December 2nd 2016.

Follow this link to access the 2016 AGM Agenda

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*SALE* Buy printed back volumes of Medieval Archaeology for a reduced price!


As a member of the Society for Medieval Archaeology we’d like to offer you a special opportunity to purchase printed back volumes of Medieval Archaeology and Medieval Archaeology Indexes at a reduced price.

This is a limited time offer and will be available until the 30th November 2016. It will also be your final chance purchase print copies as the entire back archive is now available online to members via the journal website. 

All volumes are £3.50 each, including postage and packing.

The following volumes of Medieval Archaeology are available: 5, 6/7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35, 36, 37, 49, 52, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58.

And Medieval Archaeology Indexes: Vols 1-5, Vols 6-10, Vols 11-15, Vols 16-20, Vols 21-25, Vols 26-30, Vols 31-35, Vols 36-40, Vols 41-45, Vols 46-50.

Be sure to order early as we have low numbers of some volumes and allocations will be made on a strictly first come, first served basis. Subject to availability, there are no restrictions on the number of copies of each volume that can be ordered.

To enquire as to availability or purchase stock please contact Jacqui Tearle with details of which volumes you would like. Jacqui will then respond confirming availability and instructions for payment.

BY EMAIL: jacqui.society@tandf.co.uk 

Jacqui Tearle, Membership Account Executive
Customer Services, Taylor & Francis Group,
4 Park Square, Milton Park,
Oxon  OX14 4RN
Tel: +44 (0)20 7017 6351


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SMA Annual Conference – Discount and Bursaries Available

Our Annual Conference Waiting for the End of the World: Perceptions of Disaster and Risk in Medieval Europe will take place at Rewley House, Oxford, 2nd – 4th December 2016.

SMA members received 10% off the registration fee! More details can be found here.

Furthermore, bursaries of £50 are available for PhD students to attend the conference. To apply, please contact the Hon. Secretary, Prof. Dawn Hadley: D.M.Hadley@Sheffield.ac.uk . They will be issued on a first come, first served basis.

Please note, students do not need to be members of the Society to apply.

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SMA Student Colloquium – Last Call for Papers

The SMA Student Colloquium will be held in Brussels on Nov.3rd – 5th, 2016, and the organisers welcome papers and posters that address the medieval period (5th-16th centuries) from all geographical areas. Papers and posters with no direct link to archaeology, but with a broader medieval significance will also be considered.

Topics that will be covered are:

  • Cross-sea interactions and connections
  • The archaeology of medieval landscapes
  • New methods and approaches in medieval archaeology
  • Urban fabric and identity
  • Commemoration in the Middle Ages
  • Artefacts, crafts and society

We are pleased to announce that the keynote lecture on Thursday 3rd November will be presented by Dr Anton Ervynck (Flanders Heritage Agency – Brussels), and is entitled ‘The food that mattered’ on changing food consumption patterns in the medieval Low Countries.

Our local host, Prof. dr. Dries Tys (professor Medieval Archaeology, Free University of Brussels), will guide us through archaeological Brussels on Wednesday evening 2nd November (for those who have arrived).

Optional activities on Saturday 5th November include an archaeological tour in Bruges by Raakvlak (Intermunicipal Service for Archaeology) and an excursion  to the medieval fishing village ‘Walraversijde’.

And most importantly: do not leave Belgium without having tasted our famous beers! (and that’s why we will organise a Belgian beer reception on Thursday evening to help everyone out with this!)

Abstracts of max. 150 words may be sent to: medieval.archaeology@googlemail.com
Please include ‘Student Colloquium Abstract’ in the subject line. Please add up to 5 keywords with paper abstracts. Papers will be 20 minutes in length, and there will be room for discussion at the end of each paper session.


We will notify you if your abstract has been successful within two weeks from the deadline. For more information: please contact: medieval.archaeology@googlemail.com, or see our website.

Registration fee:

Registration is free for members of the Society, and £20 for non members (whether students or not). However, we would like to encourage membership with the Society as the student rate will be the same. For more information on how to join, please visit:


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