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Events around the Region

 

July 2019

  • 3 July, 1.00. Uncovering medieval Bishopwearmouth; Analysing village plans and their wider historic landscapes, Sunderland Minster meeting room, part of Bishopwearmouth Village Atlas programme
  • 3 July, 7.00, The Vindolanda Archaelogical Leather Project, Elizabeth Greene, Hedley Centre, Vindolanda. £5 donation (in cash) requested. Must register in advance
  • 5 July, 3,30, Tyneside Song, from Blind Willie to Bobby Nunn, launch of new book by Dave Harker, Bewick Room, Newcastle Central Library, no booking needed
  • 8-10 July, Catholicism, Literature and the Arts: Legacies and Revivals, conference at Ushaw College and St Chad's College, Durham, including guest lecture by linguist David Crystal, range of fee options, but standard rate £70 for conference and refreshments. Must book by 9 June.
  • 9 July, 7.00, The NUM Durham Area at the Time of Nationalisation and the Cold War,  Professor Huw Beynon (Cardiff University), at DMA Redhills, Flass Street, Durham City, DH1 4BE, free, North East Labour History Society event
  • 9 July, 7.30, Justice in the Georgian Navy, Tim Gittins, Trinity House, Broad Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ, Collingwood Society lecture, open to all, £3 for non members
  • 8-19 July 2019, Palaeography Summer School, Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Durham. Applications close 30 June 2019. Free for applicants from Durham University, Newcastle University, Queen's University Belfast; fees apply for other external candidates.
  • 11-12 July, Travel, Movement and Migration in the Medieval and Early Modern World; Annual MEMSA Conference:  Keynote speakers Dr Eleanor Barraclough (Durham Univ) and Dr Margaret Small (Birmingham Univ). Pemberton Rooms, Palace Green, Durham, £12 to £36 (plus extra charge for conference meal if chosen) depending on options taken. Follow this link to book
  • 13 July, 10.00-4.00, Lower Callerton Excavation; Archaeology Open Day. All welcome, no need to book
  • 13 July, 2:00 – 4:00, Work in Thebes, José Manuel Galán,  Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, Durham, DH1 3TH, North East Ancient Egypt Society, Open to all, £5 for non-members of the Society
  • 15-28 July, Festival of Archaeology 2019, archaeology events throughout the country.
  • 15 July, 1.00, The Railway Revolution, Les Turnbull, West End Library, Condercum Road,  all welcome. St James'  Heritage and Environment Group meeting.
  • 17 July 1.30, How to Consult Local Archives and Use Historic Documents visit to Sunderland City Library Local Studies, 31-32 Fawcett Street, Sunderland SR1 1RE, part of Bishopwearmouth Village Atlas programme
  • 17 July, 2.30, The Biddick Ferryman, David Inch,  Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, Prospect Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, St Peter's Way, Sunderland SR 3SD. Part of series of Sunderland Community Lectures on the theme of Crossings. Free (St Peter's Metro station close by)
  • 17 July, 5.30, The Changing Faces of Lartington Hall, Victoria County History Trust visit and Annual General Meeting, Lartington Hall, Teesdale, £10 for sunscribers, £15 for non-subscribers. Limited number of places available.
  • 20 July 4.00, The Archaeology of Domestic Innovation in the Country House, {Prof Marilyn Palmer, (Leicester Univ), Ritson Room, Allington House, 4 North Bailey, Durham DH1 3ET. AASDN and Council for British Archaeology lecture, followed by reception in Durham Museum and Heritage Centre. Part of the Festvial of Archaeology 2019
  • 20 July, 7.00-8.30, Life and Labour at St Ann's, c1760-1840, Mike Greatbatch, Second in the series of History Lectures 2019 at St Ann's Church, City Road, Newcastle, NE1 6DD. Free, no booking needed. It will be preceded by the AGM of the Friends of St Ann's, starting at 6.00
  • 22-24 July, Durham Early Modern Studies Conference, an interdisciplinary forum for discussion of the period 1450-1800. Plenary speakers Prof Joshua Scodel (Chicago Univ), Prof Alexandra Walsham (Cambridge Univ), Prof Valerie Worth (Oxford Univ), held at Ushaw College, Ushaw, Durham, DH7 9RH. Delegate fee including refreshments and lunches, £275, with 20% early bird discount until Thursday 2 May. (reductions for students). Booking closes 31 May
  • 25 July, 7.30, Towards Universal Suffrage - How Women Got the Vote, Rosie Serdiville, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments
  • 31 July, 1.00, Looking Back through Time; visit to Sunderland Coast to look at explosed geological layers, led by geologist Ian Kille, part of Bishopwearmouth Village Atlas programme

August 2019

  • 6-7 Aug, Summer workshop and networking event, World Heritage UK. Priors Hall, Durham Cathedral, with optional third day visiting Hadrian's Wall. £90 plus booking fee, must book in advance.
  • 7 Aug, 2.30, Crossing the Tyne, Pat Lowery, Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, Prospect Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, St Peter's Way, Sunderland SR 3SD. Part of series of Sunderland Community Lectures on the theme of Crossings. Free (St Peter's Metro station close by)
  • 7 Aug, 7.00, The Chemistry of Vindolanda, Robert Hefford, Hedley Centre, Vindolanda. £5 donation (in cash) requested. Must register in advance
  • 12-16 Aug, Ancient Egypt Summer School: Hands-on!, Department of Archaeology, Durham University. Course fee £400, including mid-day meal and refreshments, accommodation also available for additional cost. Booking now closed
  • 21 Aug, 2.30, The Wearmouth Bridge, Stuart Miller, Sir Tom Cowie Lecture Theatre, Prospect Building, Sir Tom Cowie Campus, St Peter's Way, Sunderland SR 3SD. Part of series of Sunderland Community Lectures on the theme of Crossings. Free (St Peter's Metro station close by)

and beyond

  • 2-6 September, Scientific Study of Manuscripts and Inscriptions (SSoMI) Summer School, Durham University. Only 12 places on the full course, with additional places available for those wanting to take part in Day 1 (codicology) only. £550 for full course,£150 for Day 1 only. Bursaries available for registered students. Booking now closed
  • 7 Sept, 2.00-4.00, Life on the Tyne: Water Trades on the Lower River Tyne in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries, Peter Wright, last in the series of History Lectures 2019 at St Ann's Church, City Road, Newcastle, NE1 6DD. Free, no booking needed.
  • 10-13 Sept 2019, Libraries, Learning and Religious Identities: Britain, Ireland and the European Context, c.1100-c.1900, Keynote Speaker Professor Anne Thayer, Lancaster Theological Seminary. Inaugural Residential Research Library Conference, hosted by Durham University and Ushaw College. Follow this link for bookings; discount of 20% for bookings made before 3 June 2019
  • 10 Sept, 7.00 Hope lies in the Proles: George Orwell and the Left, John Newsinger (Bath Spa University), Lit and Phil, Westgate Road, Newcastle. North East Labour History Society AGM, all welcome
  • 13-22 Sept, Heritage Open Days 2019. Listings will be published on their website later this summer
  • 14 Sept, 2.30, Mapping the Khandaq Shapur: One of the Great Barriers of the Ancient World, Dr Michelle De-Gruchy (Durham Univ), Elvet Riverside room 140, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JT, AASDN meeting, all welcome
  • 17-19 Sept, From Rebellion to Reconciliation: Anglican-Catholic Relations from 1569 to the Present – Regional, National, and International Perspectives, international conference at St Chad's College and Ushaw College, Durham University, to mark 450th anniversary of the Rising of the Northern Earls in 1569. Costs vary according to the package chosen (Durham University students free but with no meals), accommodation available. Closing date for bookings 16 August. Follow this link for bookings
  • 19 Sept, 7.30, Cuthbert Collingwood, a family man at sea, Ian Whitehead, Morpeth Town Hall, Market Place, Morpeth, NE61 1LZ, Collingwood Society event
  • 25 Sept, 7.30, A Sturdy Race of Men, Alan Grint, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments
  • 12 Oct, The Hadrian's Wall Pilgrimage, Bill Griffiths, Segedunum Roman Fort, Buddle Road, Wallsend. Refreshments available from 10.30. A Friends of Segedunum event - free to members, £2 for visitors, refunded if you join on the day.
  • 12-13 Oct, Northern Prehistory: Connected Communities, conference at Tullie House Museum and Art Gallery, Carlisle, Keynote speaker Prof Richard Bradley, Further details tba; deadline for call for papers 31 July.
  • 12 Oct, 2.30, Re-opening the Medieval Castle: micro-stories from material culture, Dr Karen Dempsey (Reading Univ), Elvet Riverside room 140, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JT, AASDN meeting, all welcome
  • 12 Oct, 2:00 – 4:00  My Favourite Things in the Egypt Centre, Carolyn Graves-Brown - Egypt Centre, Swansea. Elvet Hill House, Oriental Museum, Durham, DH1 3TH Carolyn Graves-Brown (Egypt Centre, Swansea), North East Ancient Egypt Society, Open to all, £5 for non-members of the Society
  • 15 Oct, 7.30, The Funeral of Nelson, Terry Walton, Trinity House, Broad Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ, Collingwood Society lecture, open to all, £3 for non members
  • 21 Oct, Trafalgar Celebrations by Collingwood Society; 10.00 Short Commemorative Service at Collingwood bust in Newcastle Cathedral; 11.30 Toast the Admiral event at Collingwood Monument, Tynemouth, hosted by North Tyneside Council, free grog; annual commemoration in Butter Market, Market Place, Morpeth, NE61 1LZ , around Collingwood bust
  • 7-11 November, The Franciscan Legacy, from the 13th Century to the 21st, international conference at Ushaw Hall, Durham. Bookings now open, registration deadline 30 Sept 2019. Standard conference package £150, with partial packages available.
  • 9 Nov, Architectural Practice in North East England to 1800, Richard Pears (Durham Univ), Elvet Riverside room 140, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3JT, AASDN meeting, all welcome
  • 18 Nov, 1.00, Newcastle to Archangel; the Arctic Convoys Remembered, Judith Green, West End Library, Condercum Road,  all welcome. St James'  Heritage and Environment Group meeting.
  • 23 Nov, 9:30 – 5:00 North East Ancient Egypt Society STUDY DAY and AGM: Nicky Neilsen – Seti I, Further speakers tbc, Lit and Phil, 23 Westgate Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 1SE, North East Ancient Egypt Society, Open to all, £5 for non-members of the Society
  • 28 Nov, Vindolanda, A Review of the 2019 Excavation Season, David Goldwater, Hearth Arts Centre, Horsley; entry £5, pay on door; includes refreshments
  • 5 Dec, 7.30, Bover and his Gang, Dr Tony Barrow, Trinity House, Broad Chare, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 3DQ, Collingwood Society lecture, open to all, £3 for non members

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