Woodlands, Trees, and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World
1st EMICS conference.
13th – 15th November, 2009
An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the UCL Institute of Archaeology and the UCL Department of English Language and Literature.
The UCL Institute of Archaeology, University College London
- John Blair
- Oliver Rackham
Tour on Friday 13th November
A guided tour of the Museum of London stores and new Medieval Gallery by Dr Damian Goodburn.
Panels: 14-15 November
John Baker: Trees and Woodland in the Anglo-Saxon Landscape
Sarah Semple: Gardens of the Gods: plants, trees and groves in the pre-Christian landscape
Jane Sidell: (title tbc)
Gustav Milne, Andrew Reynolds: Wood and Timber in Anglo-Saxon Material Culture
Martin Comey: The wooden drinking vessels in the Sutton Hoo ship burial: materials, morphology and usage
Richard Darrah:From tool marks to tree rings: the archaeological evidence for timber use in Anglo-Saxon England
Damian Goodburn: Defining the key characteristics of the work of Anglo-Saxon woodworkers or ‘treewrights
Carole Morris: Anglo-Saxon lathe-turning: tools, techniques and products
Richard North: Trees and Woodland in Anglo-Saxon Religion, Art, and Literature
Mike Bintley: The south Sandbach Cross ‘Ancestors of Christ’ panel in its cultural contexts
Clive Tolley: What is a ‘World Tree, and why should we expect to find one in Anglo-Saxon England?
Eric Fernie: Timber Buildings in the Anglo-Saxon World
Mark Gardiner: Wrought by human hand: the employment and image of timber in late-Saxon buildings
Michael Shapland: The great stone divide: timber as the secular building material of Anglo-Saxon society
This running order was reconstructed with help from the following: