18 October 2014
*Ticket booking now open until Wednesday 15th October*
Saturday 18th October 2014 sees a conference at the University of Leicester in memory of Paul Courtney, long-standing member of SPMA and former editor of the Society’s journal ‘Post-Medieval Archaeology’.
The meeting, held jointly by the Finds Research Group and the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology, in collaboration with Yolanda Courtney, will be a celebration of Paul’s many interests including his contribution to local history, finds research, ceramic studies and fortifications both here and abroad, and there will be a chance at the end of the day for those attending to raise a glass in Paul’s memory.
The conference programme is set out below, and you can also download a copy here. The conference will be held in the Henry Wellcome Building, which is located on Lancaster Road, with ample car parking nearby; a pdf map of the University campus is available here.
Ticket booking will close on Wednesday 15th October.
Conference registration costs £15 for students/retired/unwaged delegates, £20 for others, and includes all refreshments, lunch, and a post-conference wine reception. To register for the conference visit the Eventbrite page and register online or download this registration form and send it with a cheque for the required amount made payable to "Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology" to:
Hon. Treasurer, Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology
c/o Enterprise & Business Development Office
Fielding Johnson Building
University of Leicester
Leicester LE1 7RH
Saturday 18th October 2014
Frank and Katherine May Lecture Theatre, Henry Wellcome Building
University of Leicester, Lancaster Road, Leicester LE1 9HN
Jointly organised by the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology and the Finds Research Group, with Yolanda Courtney
Chaired by David Barker (Independent archaeologist)
10.30–11.00 Registration & coffee
11.00–11.10 Welcome and introduction
11.10–11.25 Yolanda Courtney: Images of Paul
11.25–11.50 Neil Finn (Independent archaeologist): “The Civil War defences of Leicester: evidence from excavations 2003–2013”
11.50–12.15 John Allan (Independent archaeologist): “Church woodcarvings and the archaeology of immigrant communities in South-West England, 1500–1600”
12.15–12.40 Deirdre O’Sullivan (University of Leicester): “From Places to Spaces: Recovering monastic dissolution in English towns in the 16th century”
12.40–14.00 Lunch and Finds Research Group AGM
14.00–14.25 Duncan Brown (English Heritage): “Ceramics, Cloisters, Castles and a little bit of Courtney”
14.25–14.50 Steph Mastoris (National Museum Wales, Swansea): "Mapping contrasting landscapes in 17th century England: William Senior's estate surveys for the first Duke of Newcastle”
14.50–15.15 Hugh Willmott (University of Sheffield): “A Bawdy Joke or Refined Dining? The Problems of Assigning Status and Meaning as Exemplified by Phallic Jugs”
15.15–15.45 Tea break
15.45–16.10 Julie Cassidy (Portable Antiquities Scheme/Finds Research Group): “Some finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme”
16.10–16.35 Stuart Campbell (Treasure Trove, National Museums Scotland): “The archaeology of a subculture; the material culture of the Georgian army”
16.45 Close; wine reception with canapés by Claire Hill