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1st EMICS Conference: Woodlands, Trees, and Timber in the Anglo-Saxon World

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.

Location:

The UCL Institute of Archaeology, University College London

Keynote speakers:

  • 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:

http://www.thamesdiscovery.org/events/woodlands-trees-and-timber-in-the-anglo-saxon-world

http://theheroicage.blogspot.co.uk/2009/09/woodlands-trees-and-timber-in-anglo.html

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