This section lists events - meetings, lectures, visits etc - by societies other than the Church Monuments Society whose field of interest may be relevant to the Church Monuments Society. Please e-mail the Society if you have an event which you would like to be included. Please note we do not accept commercial organisations.
|Information from the Ecclesiological Society|
The Ecclesiologial Society's annual conference is on Saturday 5th October and is on the subject of Graveyards. Visit their website below for full details.
For further information and details of other events visit the Ecclesiological Society's website: www.ecclsoc.org
|Public Lectures - Society of Antiquaries|
Lectures to the Society of Antiquaries are now filmed and available on the internet. This includes two lectures by CMS members:
Sophie Oosterwijk, FSA, 'Reading Medieval Child Monuments', 5 March 2013.
Sally Badham, FSA, 'Seeking Salvation: Commemorating the Dead in the Late Medieval English Parish', 28 February 2013.
To watch them go to http://www.sal.org.uk/newsandevents/Lecture%20Archive/
Memoria Research Newsletter
|We are proud to present the new issue of the newsletter
'' (MMR)! This issue features, among other things, several
book reviews, a call for papers, and an update on the status
of the MeMO project, which has launched a crowdfunding
campaign. This campaign is intended to allow MeMO to
continue its activities after the now completed first phase
of the project, which produced a large database and other
websites on memoria. In return for your donation, MeMO
offers special activities, i.e. Do ut des (http://memo.hum.uu.nl/database/pages/crowdfunding.html).
You may download the newsletter from our website at the following address: http://mmr.let.uu.nl/index.html
Alternatively, if you wish to go directly to the pdf-version, please use: http://mmr.let.uu.nl/pdf/MMR_012.pdf
International Medieval Conference 1915
Click here for details of the call for papers for the International Medieval Conference - The political function of church monuments for the 13th to the 16th centuries. This will be held at the University of Leeds on 6th - 9th July 2015. The sponsors for this conference are the University of Nottingham and the University of Amsterdam.
Regrettably there is rather short notice as the closing date is 15th September 2014. Contact details are given in the pdf file accessed as above.
European Association of Archaeologists
Istambul Session - Mortuary Disasters
|Aa session is proposed for the
Istanbul EAA conference. Please get in contact if
this session theme interests you:-
Dead Ends, Funerary Flops and Monumental Failures: Archaeologies of Mortuary Disasters > Organised by Ruth Nugent, Estella Weiss-Krejci and Howard Williams. Please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
| Thomas Browne, the
seventeenth-century English antiquary, regarded all
memorials as inevitable failures; all memory eventually
becomes oblivion. European archaeologists today might
disagree, for even short-lived and materially
transient mortuary performances might have powerful
and lasting social efficacies, mortuary traditions can
endure for centuries, and the biographies of bodies,
graves, cemeteries and mortuary monuments can be
charted over millennia.
Yet burial archaeologists tend to assume their data represents the results of designed, planned, competently executed, and hence completed, closed and ‘successful’ ritual processes. Mortuary archaeology rarely engages with the inherently contingent, expedient, accidental, improvised, contested and open-ended natures of burials and commemorations, and their material traces in the past and the present. In particular, few studies have considered how these dimensions can often lead to all manner of incomplete, failed and interrupted mortuary practices resulting from a range of human and natural agencies colliding within the mortuary arena.
Moving beyond anecdotal instances, this session seeks to theorize different dimensions to funerary failures using archaeological evidence. Interpreting bungled burials and collapsed catacombs, curtailed cremations and half-built mausolea, short-lived cemeteries and flawed funerary art, practice-pieces and misspelled epitaphs, the session explores what we can learn about past societies from when death went wrong.
|CALL FOR PAPERS|
|FRH Conference in Halle, Germany, 29th
Ocotber - 1st November 2014
For details click here or visit the on-line site here.