Workshop programme finalised

The free workshop, funded by our Leverhulme Trust project grant, Labels that Stick: early medieval peoples and objects and the problem of description has been finalised and details can be found below.

The workshop is hosted by the Centre for Antiquity and the Middle Ages

Date: 22 January 2007
Venue: Lecture Theatre C, Avenue Campus, University of Southampton. How to get here.

Full programme

10.30-11.00 Arrival and coffee
11.00 Welcome and Introduction – Trish Skinner
11.30 Keynote – Bonnie Effros (SUNY Binghamton)
‘Anthropology and ancestry in 19th-century France: craniometric profiles of Merovingian-period populations’

12.40 Lunch (Café available next to venue, pub 10 minutes’ walk)

2.00 Workshop session 1
Paolo de Vingo (Turin)
‘From farmers to warriors and conquerors: a comparison of ethnogenetic developments of the Longobard population and archaeological data to understand how a Germanic ethnic group conquered and dominated Italy in the early medieval centuries’

Ben Jervis (Southampton)
‘Scale, identity and pottery in late Saxon Sussex’

3.15 Short break

3.30 Workshop session 2
Tehmina Goskar (Southampton)
‘Pennanular brooch; silver; animal head terminals with opening jaws; Lombardic. What am I? An historian’s interpretation of some early medieval metalwork from southern Italy’

Anne Mathers-Lawrence (Reading)
‘Anglo-Saxon outlines? Stylistic classification and the politics of manuscript illustration’

4.45-5.00 Closing discussion