Public Lectures this century

2016

  • 21 Jan - London Nautical College. Building the Sutton Hoo Replica ship
  • 21 Jan - Blue Guides. The Staffordshire Hoard
  • 8 Mar - Bradford University; Portmahomack.
  • 29 Mar - Rannoch Archaeology Society; Portmahomack
  • 1 April - Dornoch Conference. Easter Ross and Europe
  • 12 May - Palermo Press Conference . Sicily in Transition
  • 25 Jun - London British Museum Conference. Sicily in Transition
  • 7 Jul - York. Sicily in Transition Project Launch
  • 16 Aug - Edinburgh Book Festival. Portmahomack
  • 21 Sep - Castronovo Town Hall. End of season talk
  • 16 Oct - Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre. Sutton Hoo
  • 6 Dec - UCL. Accordia Lecture. Sicily in Transition

2015

  • 4 Mar - University of Amsterdam. Portmahomack
  • 7-14 Apr - King Saud University Riyadh Saudi Arabia. Field Archaeology
  • 17 Apr - Huddersfield Archaeology Society. Sutton Hoo
  • 3 May - Palermo. With Alessandra Molinari. Sicily Project
  • 8 Dec - Frankfurt. Department of Archaeology. Ideology In early Medieval Europe.

2014

  • 1 Mar - UCL Archaeology Live. Current Archaeology. Sutton Hoo
  • 24 Mar - Edinburgh St Colman’s Church, Portmahomack
  • 22 May - Dublin Royal Irish Academy. Launch of Early Medieval Excavations (O’Sullivan et al)
  • 30 Jun - Ravenna- Senigallia Preventative Archaeology: evaluation
  • 4 Oct - Midwest Archaeology Congress at Champaign, Illinois. Key note on Sutton Hoo
  • 17-18 Oct - Bury St Edmund’s. CBA weekend: Sutton Hoo Talk and site tour
  • 5 Nov - British Museum Introduction to Sutton Hoo for the Blue Guides

2013

  • 4 Feb - York Dept Burial Mounds and politics
  • 11 Feb - York Dept Towns and monasteries
  • 23 Feb - Edinburgh; Early Medieval Scotland; Portmahomack
  • 1 Mar - London UCL Current Archaeology Conference keynote 'Around the world with a pointed trowel'
  • 8 Apr - Padova Dip Archeologia. World Excavation
  • 10 Apr - Padova Reinventing the town
  • 11 Apr - Bologna World excavation; Reinventing the town
  • 1 May - Bangor Dept of Archaeology; Portmahomack and the continent
  • 20 May Tain, Highlands; Portmahomack
  • 18 Sep - Padova: how to publish [with Madeleine Hummler]
  • 2 Nov - Edinburgh Arch Soc Five Alpha Females
  • 21 Nov - Ghent Vlaamse Werkgroep Mediëvistiek. Commerce and Cult [Pirenne Lecture for 2013]
  • 22 Nov - Brussels UVB Making Archaeology Happen
  • 12 Dec - Durham Dept of Archaeology Commerce and cult

2012

  • 14 Jan - Osaka, Japan; World Heritage bid team 'The study of Burial mounds'
  • 15 Jan - Osaka, Japan; Public Meeting in Town Hall 'The Meaning of Burial mounds'
  • 17 Jan - Kyoto, Japan; Ritsumeikan University Field Archaeology in the 21st century
  • 22 Feb - York, Institute for Archaeologists, Making Archaeology Happen
  • 6 Mar - Edinburgh, First Millennium Research Group The Pictish Village
  • 7 Mar - Aberdeen, Department of Archaeology, The Pictish Village
  • 8 Mar - Aberdeen, Department of Archaeology, Professional prospects
  • 14 Mar - Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre Millionth Visitor Celebration, Monumental burial mounds of Japan
  • 19 Mar - London, Institute of Archaeology, panelist, Archaeology in the next decade
  • 26 Mar - Norway, Sandfjord. Gokstad seminar
  • 11 Apr - Edinburgh, Historic Scotland, Making Archaeology Happen
  • 19 Apr - Oxford Town Hall, Institute for Archaeologists,mock Court of Inquiry
  • 23 Apr - Belfast, Ulster Archaeology Society, Making Archaeology Happen
  • 24 Apr - Belfast, Queen's University, Portmahomack
  • 12 May -Cambridge, Christianisation of Scotland
  • 25 May - Croatia, Osor, Island Monasticsim, Early Scottish Monasteries
  • 1 Jun - York, Monumental burial and world heritage in Japan
  • 15 Jun - York, Archaeological Practice
  • 20 Jun - BBC, Recorded talks on Anglo-Saxon Portraits for Radio 3
  • 25 Jun - Edinburgh, First Millennium Group, Portmahomack
  • 28 Jun - Blairgowrie, Glen Shee research group, The Pictish House
  • 17 Jul - Norwich, UEA, Meaning of burial mounds
  • 25 Jul - Flag Fen, Dig Ventures, Field Archaeology today
  • 27-31 Aug - Tallin and Helsinki, Launch of MERC at EAA; Public presentations on 28, 29, 30 Aug
  • 5 Sep - Durham, Sachsensymposion, The Pictish House
  • 30 October - Moscow Burial Mounds and State Formation
  • 22 Nov - York Club A Field Marshall in the family
  • 28 Nov - Cambridge HARN A Personal History
  • 5 Dec - Nottingham Institute for Medieval Research Public Seminar Britain's Pagan Roots

2011

  • 26 Jan - Department of Archaeology, Nottingham Seminar on Late Saxon burhs; Public Lecture on Sutton Hoo
  • 7 Apr - Department of Archaeology, Liverpool University; seminar on Portmahomack
  • 7 May- Sutton Hoo Society Public Lecture on New thoughts about Anglo-Saxon paganism
  • 24 May - University of Vitoria-Gastiez, Spain Field Archaeology in the 21st century
  • 4 June - NMS, David Clarke farewell conference: Sculpture in action
  • 24 Aug - NRA, Dublin; annual keynote lecture
  • 22 Sep - The Best in Heritage, Dubrovnik; presenting the Tarbat Discovery Programme
  • 24 Sep - ASNAC Cambridge Conference on Conversion; Christianisation in Pictland
  • 30 Sep - York Archaeology Forum Urbanism conference: keynote: Urban archaeology: the next decade.
  • 27 Oct - Aarhus University 40th anniversary celebration: launch of Archaeology of Medieval Europe
  • 4 Nov - Paris. XXXIIe Journées Internationales d’Archéologie Mérovingienne Religion and Politics at Sutton Hoo
  • 8-16 Nov - Smithsonian Institution Lecturer on Celebrity Equinox (Cruise ship) in the Aegean: Public Lectures on: Bronze Age Wars, The Voyage of Odysseus, The Triumph of Athens, Around the Seven Wonders, Diggers and Explorers.
  • 23 Nov - Cambridge Field Club. Digging in the 21st Century
  • 1 Dec - York University Arch Soc Digging in the 21st century

2010

  • 3 Feb - Chester, University (Monasteries and prehistory); Museum (Mercian burhs)
  • 8 Feb - Oxford Archaeology Society: Four windows on Early Britain
  • 22 Feb - Manchester, Anglo-Saxon Studies: Anglo-Saxon Stafford
  • 23-25 Apr - Edinburgh Rhind Lectures for 2010: Design versus Dogma
  • 1 May - Maritime Heritage – strategy. Early Medieval Presentation, University of Southampton
  • 28 Nov - UCD EMAP Dublin Early Medieval monasticism and prehistory
  • 6 Dec - Plymouth Archaeology Society: Anglo-Saxon Stafford
  • 7 Dec - Newcastle University Archaeology Society: Excavation in the 21st century
  • 16 Dec - Cornwall Archaeology Society: Portmahomack

2009

  • 24 Jan - York Presentation of Else Roesdahl as honorary doctor
  • 20 Feb - Stafford Archaeology Society: Stafford excavations
  • 23 Feb - London St Paul’s School: Origins of kingdoms
  • 25 Feb - Aberdeen Archaeology Department: Monasteries and prehistory
  • 5 Mar - Durham, Archaeology Department Seminar: Monasteries and prehistory
  • 21 Mar - Oxford, Wolfson College. Oxford Book Club (Dorothy Dunnett): Monasteries and prehistory
  • 14 Apr - Kilmartin, Argyll: Monasteries and prehistory
  • 15 Apr - Orkney College, Kirkwall (Monasteries and prehistory) and public lecture on Portmahomack
  • 16 Apr - Brora, Brora Society: Portmahomack
  • 20 Apr - Uppsala Museum, Sweden: Ship burial
  • 11 May - Prague, Inst of Arch (Antiquity)
  • 22 May - Sheffield, PG student conference (Summing up)
  • 30 Jun - St John’s Newfoundland ISAS plenary (The Anglo-Saxons and the Sea)
  • 2 Aug - Harvard, Cambridge Mass. Radcliffe Institute Seminar Nocturnal Histories (Spirituality and material culture)
  • 13 Oct - Edinburgh University Archaeology Society (Origins of Scottish monasteries)
  • 21 Oct - HEA day school for post-graduates, Reading (publishing)
  • 31 Oct - Woodbridge Toast to the Sutton Hoo Society
  • 5 Nov - Boston College: Portmahomack
  • 7 Nov - Boston College William Homer Haskins Lecturer (Early Medieval monumentality)
  • 17 Nov - Sandefjord, Norway Public Lecture: Sutton Hoo
  • 18 Nov - Sandefjord Gokstad seminar (Digging for ritual)
  • 26 Nov - 20 Dec - Hanoi (IPPA), Hong Kong, Adelaide (AAA), Durham (TAG) (Antiquity)

2008

  • 10 Feb - British Museum Archaeology 2008. Public Lecture (Portmahomack)
  • 4 Apr - Dublin UCD (Portmahomack)
  • 8 Apr - Rome, Uni Roma 2 Tor Vergata (Field Archaeology)
  • 21 Apr - Aarhus. Post-Graduate seminar on publication
  • 1 May - Dublin (Trinity College) J M Kemble Lecture on Anglo-Saxon burial rites
  • 3 May - Olympia London. Who do you think you are? Public Lecture: Sutton Hoo
  • 23 May - Jarrow Lecture 2008: Portmahomack
  • 16 Oct - University of West of Scotland. Launch of Inchmarnock book (Monasteries and prehistory)
  • 18 Oct - Inverness (Monasteries and prehistory)
  • 24 Oct - York Research Seminar (Antiquity)
  • 25 Oct - Woodbridge Sutton Hoo Society (Chair)
  • 28 Oct - Cambridge Early Medieval Studies Group (Monasteries and prehistory)
  • 15 Nov - Leicester Urbanism conference (winding up)
  • 5 Dec - London Birkbeck (Monasteries and prehistory)

2007

  • 1 Feb - Pocklington School (Archaeology)
  • 2 Mar - Institute of Archaeology, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow (Future of Journals)
  • 23 Mar - Society for Medieval Archaeology 50th at Oxford (Northern Nations)
  • 4 Apr - IFA “Great Excavations”: Sutton Hoo
  • 20 Jul - Groam House Lecture for 200: Portmahomack
  • 3 Sep - Paris. Medieval Europe 2007 (plenary)
  • 29 Sep - Edinburgh. Society for Church Archaeology (Story of St Colman’s Church, 700-2007)

2006

  • 8 Jan - Royal Archaeological Institute: Tarbat
  • 11 Feb - Keynote speaker Northumbria Conference Newcastle
  • 17 Feb - Sutton Hoo Society “Publishing Sutton Hoo”
  • 8 Mar - UCL Lecture on AHM at Sutton Hoo
  • 22 Apr - Stockholm conference for European editors “The Future of Antiquity”
  • 20 May - Speaker at Digging up the Dark Ages (Exeter)
  • 1 Jun - British Museum Seminar: Tarbat.
  • 12 Jul - IMC, Leeds, Speaker on Tarbat
  • 15 Aug - Broadcast “Lost Gospels of the Picts” Radio 3 proms interval feature
  • 15 Sep - Irish Heritage Council think tank at Royal Irish Academy invited speaker “Academy and Profession- some visions”
  • 14 Oct - Anglo-Saxon Paganism – Sutton Hoo Society Conference
  • 25-6 Oct - Harvard University guest lecturer: Sutton Hoo
  • 27 Oct - Derbyshire Archaeology Society: Sutton Hoo
  • 31 Oct - London Medieval Society: Tarbat
  • 15 Nov - Scott Wilson day school (Research in CRM)

2005

  • 24 Jan - UCL Research Seminar on Tarbat
  • 1 Feb - Hull Literary and Philosophical Society on Sutton Hoo
  • 9 Mar - Seminar at UCL Heritage Management at Sutton Hoo
  • 16 Mar - Gloucester Archaeological Society Annual Lecture Cirencester (Sutton Hoo)
  • 22 Mar - Merchant Adventurers Public Science Lecture, York: Sutton Hoo and the Origins of Europe
  • 1 Apr - Oxford Conference on Anglo-Saxon Religion North Sea Palaver
  • 27 Apr - Launch of the AHRC (party)
  • 24 Apr - AHRC Meeting on Publication at the British Academy
  • 25 Apr - NCUP Meeting on Publication at King’s College London
  • 27 Apr - Invited Lecture on Antiquity at Publication Conference (UCL)
  • 13 Aug - Invited Public Lecture on Tarbat at Portmahomack
  • 27 Aug - Invited Lecture on Tarbat at Insular Art Conference TCD
  • 6 Sep - Film with Granada TV “The Celts”
  • 9 Sep - Chair Barrow research session at EAA, Cork
  • 9 Sep - Lecture on Antiquity at EAA, Cork

2004

  • 17 Mar - UCL Heritage Management course: Sutton Hoo
  • 20 Mar - Perth Pictish Conference: Tarbat
  • 1 Apr - Aldebugh Festival Club: Sutton Hoo
  • 29 Apr - Med Europe 2007 Committee
  • 19 Jun - Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland: Tarbat
  • 2 Jul - Colin Renfrew’s Farewell Party
  • 12 Aug - Groam House Museum: Tarbat
  • 19 Aug - Tarbat Historic Trust: St Colman’s Church
  • 28 Aug - Tarbat Historic Trust: Tarbat
  • 10 Sep - Exeter BAAS Conference: Tarbat
  • 15 Sep - Sachsensymposium Cambridge: Sutton Hoo
  • 16 Oct - Sutton Hoo Society conference
  • 21 Oct - Leeds Art Gallery: Sutton Hoo

2003

  • 26 Feb - UCD: Tarbat
  • 27 Feb - UCD: Sutton Hoo
  • 25 Mar - Centre For Medieval Studies Public Lectures, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque: Sutton Hoo
  • 27 Mar - as above: Tarbat
  • 3 Mar - Society for Medieval Archaeology/Historic Scotland: Sculpture at Tarbat
  • 14 Aug - Kincardine Church
  • 7 Sep - Sachsensymposium (Paris): North Sea monumentality (en français)
  • 13 Oct - Krakow (Poland): Burial Mound archaeology
  • 17 Oct - Kiel (Germany): Sutton Hoo
  • 6 Nov - Hull Historical Association: Sutton Hoo
  • 5 Dec - Teesside Archaeological Society, Middlesborough: Sutton Hoo

2002

  • 15 Feb - Sutton Hoo Society Annual Lecture North Sea Burial rites
  • 21 Feb - St Andrews University Arch Soc Seminar: Tarbat
  • 22 Feb - Moray Society Elgin Museum: Tarbat
  • 28 Feb - Hosted S of A meeting in York
  • 1 Mar - BBC interview. Antiquity interview
  • 13 Mar - Sutton Hoo Visitor Centre opened by Seamus Heaney. Address by MOHC
  • 18 Apr - Glasgow Arch Soc: Tarbat
  • 29 May - IPP 50 year celebration Amsterdam. North Sea politics
  • 11 Sep - Keynote Speaker Medieval Europe 2002 Basel. Plenary Session Discussant
  • 7-11 Oct - Host to Polish Academy delegation
  • 12 Oct - Sutton Hoo Society conference
  • 25 Nov - King’s College London: Sutton Hoo
  • 26 Nov - Oxford University Arch Soc: Sutton Hoo
  • 28 Nov - Research Seminar Reading University: Tarbat
  • 29 Nov - University of Uppsala: Tarbat
  • 30 Nov - University of Uppsala. Public examiner for Neil Price The Viking Way

2001

  • 21 Mar - Public Lecture on the Sutton Hoo excavations at The Kings of the North Sea Euro-Exhibition. Laing Gallery, Newcastle.
  • 19 Apr - Conference on Public History organised by Simon Ditchfield at York
  • 3 May - Chair and speak on Tarbat at Kalamazoo, W Michigan Univ, USA
  • 15-17 Jun - Planning meeting for keynote speakers at the third Medieval Europe Conference at Basel, Switzerland.
  • 13 Jul - Presented Professor Michael Müller-Wille (University of Kiel, Germany) as honorary graduand of the University of York.
  • 15 Jul - 5 Sep - Tarbat
  • 10 Aug - Keynote speaker at the International Society of Anglo-Saxonists Conference, Helsinki
  • 6 Sep - Keynote speaker at the Orkney in the Iron Age conference in Orkney.
  • 25 Sep - Inverness Highlands and Islands Strategy Meeting: (Heritage 2007)
  • 12 Oct - Polish Academy, Warsaw. (Archaeological procurement and the research dividend)
  • 2 Nov - Huddersfield Archaeological Society (Tarbat)
  • 15 Nov - British Museum Medieval Seminars (Tarbat)
  • 19 Nov - Edinburgh Historic Scotland “Remembering the dead at Tarbat”

2000

  • Conference Organizer (with Simon Trafford and Jane Grenville) at King’s Manor, York: The Age of Conversion in Northern Europe.
  • Public Lecture Series: Heritage and the Holy Land today
  • Public lectures on Tarbat at: Portmahomack, Wick, Inverness, Edinburgh, London [BAA], Dublin]
  • Otto the Great Conference at Magdeburg, Germany: Spoke on Politics and Cultures in Tenth Century Britain
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