Sunday, September 13, 2009

Durham Medieval Archaeologists

Durham Medieval Archaeologists (DMA) would like to invite you to the fourth
and final workshop in an AHRC funded workshop series entitled "The Sensory
Perceptions in Medieval Life AD450-1600".

Following our successful workshops on taste, vision and sound, the final
workshop will be on the subject of "Magic Touch: tactile experience in the
medieval past", to be held in the Department of Archaeology, Durham
University on Saturday 10th October, 2009 beginning at 1:30pm.

Confirmed speakers for this workshop include:

Professor Charlotte Robert (Durham University) Leprosy in Medieval England:
The experience of those with leprosy

Professor Liz James (University of Sussex)
'Seeing's believing, but feeling's the truth': the touching nature of
Byzantine art

Dr Sue Niebrzydowski (Bangor University)
Food, Fabric and Flesh: The Erotics of Touch in Late Medieval Literature

Mr. Stuart Frost (Victoria & Albert Museum)
Tactile Experience in the V&A's Medieval and Renaissance Galleries

Ms. Clare Wright (University of Nottingham)
A Touch of Sin: the representation of vice in late medieval English drama

After the workshop there will be a selection of early medieval replicas for
you to handle, provided by Liz and Richard Walsh, members of Regia Anglorum.

This workshop is free and open to the public. Tea, coffee and wine will be

If you would like to attend or if you have any questions, please contact us
by e-mail at

Durham Medieval Archaeologists
Department of Archaeology
Durham University
South Road

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