The Treasury of Sutton Hoo
with Steve Pollington & Paul Mortimer
at Tranmer House, Sutton Hoo (map)
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||Sutton Hoo in Context
The background to the Sutton Hoo excavation; Anglo-Saxon barrow studies up to 1939; Snape and the East Anglian context.
Discussion of some of the objects from the chamber in the light of the modern reproductions.
12.40 – 14.00: Lunch break
Discussion of the symbolism and iconography of the Sutton Hoo helmet in the context of contemporary Anglo-Saxon, Scandinavian and Continental Germanic examples.
|15:15||The Chamber of Secrets
The barrow in the context of Anglo-Saxon society on the brink of Christian conversion; further research: literature, archaeology, toponymy.
Steve Pollington has been active in the field of Old English studies for over twenty years. Aside from authoring a dozen books on various aspects of early English culture and language, he has recorded CDs, worked as a script advisor for television, appeared on television and radio, and contributed to the prestigious Oxford Companion to Military History.
Alexander, M., The First Poems in English (Penguin Classics 2008)
Carver, M.O.H. (ed.) The Age of Sutton Hoo: The Seventh Century in North-Western Europe (Boydell 1992)
Evans, A.C., The Sutton Hoo Ship-Burial (British Museum 1986)
Newton, S., The Origins of Beowulf and the Pre-Viking Kingdom of East Anglia (Brewer 1993)
Newton, S., The Reckoning of King Rædwald. The Story of the King Linked to the Sutton Hoo Ship Burial (Red Bird 2003)
Pollington, S., The English Warrior: From Earliest Times to 1066 (Anglo-Saxon Books 1996)
Pollington, S., Anglo-Saxon Burial Mounds (Anglo-Saxon Books 2008)
Wood, M., In Search of the Dark Ages (BBC 1981)
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