Foreign Bodies, Friend or Foe?
|10.00||Coffee on arrival|
|10.15||The importance of rivers in importing foreign objects: from the Deben to the Thames Valley.|
|11.45||Élite graves and foreign objects: Prittlewell, Snape, Asthall Barrow, and Sutton Hoo.|
|12.45||Lunch break - bring packed lunch or visit NT restaurant.|
|14:00||How does this compare with the Continental context? A brief look at some comparanda.|
|15:15||Strangers and foreign objects in the West and North of Britain.|
Anthea Harris was awarded her PhD at the University of Reading in 2000. She is the author of Byzantium, Britain and the West: the archaeology of cultural identity, 400-650 (2004), and Incipient Globalisation? Long-distance contacts in the Sixth Century (2007). She teaches early medieval archaeology at the University of Birmingham and enjoys communicating her journey of discovery about all things early medieval to a wide variety of audiences.
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Gildas, De Excidio et Conquestu Britanniae, translation by J.A. Giles. London 1891 at: http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/basis/gildas-full.html (alternatively, seek out Michael Winterbottom’s more recent translation)
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Bolgia, C., McKitterick, R. and Osborne, J. (eds), Rome Across Time and Space: Cultural Transmission and the Exchange of Ideas 500-1400. Cambridge 2011. Chapters 4 and 11
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Hoggett, R., The Archaeology of the East Anglian Conversion. Woodbridge 2010
Williams, H., ‘Placing the dead: investigating the location of wealthy barrow burials in seventh century England,’ in Rundkvist, M. (ed), Grave Matters: Eight Studies of Burial Data from the first millennium AD from Crimea, Scandinavia and England. Oxford 1999. Pp. 57-86. Available at: http://works.bepress.com/howard_williams/34
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