Society for Church Archaeology Conference 2018 in Hull

The 2018 Conference will be held at The Guildhall in Hull, the 2017 UK City of Culture, on 14-16 September, 2018. The conference will address the themes of war and commemoration in churches and churchyards, not only taking into account the centenary of the end of the Great War, but also considering the implications of war and memorials throughout the medieval and early modern periods. We will also focus on ecclesiastical expressions of conquest and remembrance of the dead.


On Friday September 14th, conference delegates who have already arrived will be offered a guided tour of Hull Minster, followed by an informal dinner in town at the historic 16th-century pub Ye Olde White Harte.

On Saturday September 15th, the conference will begin with a full programme of lectures on a range of topics relevant to conflict and commemoration, ranging in date from the Pictish and Anglo-Saxon eras to the memorials of 20th-century wars. In the evening, delegates will be given a walking tour of Hull led by the society's Chair Brian Ayers, followed by the conference dinner at The Minerva, on Hull's waterfront.

On Sunday September 16th, we will undertake a coach tour to a number of East Yorkshire's finest church sites.

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