Sunday, May 27, 2012

We are pleased to announce the Royal Archaeological Institute 2012 Conference entitled 'Legacies of Northumbria: Recent thinking on the 5th - 14th Centuries in Northern Britain'
To be held from the 28th September - 1st October 2012 at the Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne.
A Keynote Lecture on Friday, 28th September by Prof. Rosemary Cramp, on '50 years of Northumbrian archaeology: what we didn't know then, what we don't know now' will be followed by a wine reception. 
This will be followed by lectures on Saturday and Sunday from David Petts, Rob Collins, Graeme Young, Paul Bidwell, Chris Ferguson, Steve Sherlock, Paul Johnson, Colm O'Brien, Letty ten Harkel, Gareth Williams, Gareth Dean, Amanda Denton, Nick Baker, Lauren Whitnah, Andy Agate, & Robin Daniels. A full speaker listing, programme, and abstracts can be viewed at 

The conference will be followed by a coach trip to the early medieval sites of North Northumberland on Monday 1st October. Places at the conference and on the coach trip are strictly limited, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more details contact: or 

Conference Abstract:

The Early Medieval Kingdom of Northumbria occupied an area that transgressed modern political boundaries. Yet the archaeology and history of Northumbria continues to influence regional identities across Northern Britain in the 21st Century. Bringing together academic, commercial and local archaeologists, this conference will showcase new research and explore a number of themes including: the legacy of Rome and the prehistoric north during the formation of fifth and sixth century chiefdoms; the Golden Age of Northumbria; Northumbria in the Viking Age; and the role of Northumbrian culture in the High Medieval period.

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