The Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress 2017

31 March — 2 April 2017

Booking now open!

The paper programme is available to download here

The Society is building on the success of the 50th Anniversary Congress in Sheffield with a similar event in Hull as it celebrates being UK City of Culture. Our conference forms part of the Roots and Routes season, a theme highly relevant to post-medieval and historical archaeology. Hull, on the east coast of England, has a long tradition of networks with Europe and is an ideal venue for this international gathering of post-medievalists to share their interests.

There will be a walking tour of Hull on Friday afternoon and a drinks reception at Holy Trinity Church in the evening, followed by parallel sessions of papers at our Congress partners, the University of Hull, all day Saturday and on Sunday until mid afternoon. 

The Congress Social will take place at the Yorkshire Brewing Company inthe Old Fruit Market Arts Quarter near Hull's waterfront on Saturday evening, and there will be a guided trip on Monday 3rd April to historic sites in East Yorkshire.

Delegate registration fee (inclusive of lunch, morning & afternoon refreshments, Eventbrite booking fees are extra)

  • Ordinary Member £60
  • Young Member £45
  • Non-member £90

Optional extras:

  • Saturday party at the Yorkshire Brewing Company, in the Old Fruit Market Arts Quarter, Hull: £25 (including food and drink)
  • Monday minibus tour, provisional programme: Yorkshire Wolds with visits to Wharram Percy deserted village, Sledmere estate village, Beverley market town: £20 (limited number of places available)

Email the Secretary if you would prefer to pay by cheque. 

Special rates are available for members of local archaeology societies in Yorkshire and north Lincolnshire (email the Secretary if you have a question regarding eligibility). Further information on this flyer

  • Saturday or Sunday paper sessions only: £25
  • Saturday & Sunday paper sessions only: £45

Visit our Eventbrite booking page to book your place at the conference. 

Further information about places to stay in Hull is available here and maps and directions to the University of Hull campus are available here

*The programme of papers is now available here

Outline Programme

Friday 31 March

3.15 - 5.15pm: Walking Tour of Hull with Dave Evans (limited number of places available)
6 - 7.30pm: Drinks reception at Holy Trinity Church, Hull

Saturday 1 April

9 - 10am: Registration, Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull
10am - 5pm Conference paper sessions, Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull
Evening: Social (with food and drink included) at the Yorkshire Brewing Company, Brewery Wharf, in the Old Fruit Market Arts Quarter near Hull's waterfront

Sunday 2 April

9am - 10am: Registration, Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull
10am - 3.30pm Conference paper sessions, Brynmor Jones Library, University of Hull

Monday 3 April

9.30am - 4.30pm Minibus Tour of the Yorkshire Wolds (limited number of places available)

Helen Fenwick, Local Organiser, Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress: Hull 2017 H.Fenwick@hull.ac.uk
Harold Mytum, President, Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology h.mytum@liverpool.ac.uk