Material culture and the Pre-Modern Town

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Date(s) - 25 January
10:00 am - 4:30 pm

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PRE-MODERN TOWNS CONFERENCE 2020

Saturday, 25 January 2020

Main Building, Rooms MAL 122 and MAL 123, Birkbeck College WC1E 7HX

MATERIAL CULTURE AND THE PRE-MODERN TOWN

10.00-10.30am          Registration

10.30-11.45am          Michael Potterton (Maynooth University): ‘Pottery in medieval Dublin and its region, c.1150-1300’.

Elizabeth New (Aberystwyth University): ‘Seals and the City’.

11.45-1.00pm             Catherine Clarke (Institute of Historical Research, London): ‘Materiality and its limits: urban environment                                            and spatial practices in medieval Swansea’.

1.00-2.00pm                Lunch

2.00-3.15pm                Joe Harley (University of Derby) ‘Consumer behaviour and material lives of the poor in the town                                                          and country: a comparison, c.1670-1834’.

Matthew Jenkins (University of York) and Charlotte Newman (English Heritage), ‘London in Pieces: Building                                         Biographies in Georgian London’

3.15-3.30pm                Break

3.30-4.30pm                Adrian Green (Durham University) ‘Developments in Architecture in English Towns in Britain and North                                              America in the Seventeenth Century’.

 

There is a registration fee of £25 (£15 for registered students and the unwaged), to include lunch of sandwiches and fruit. It is essential to book in advance (space is limited), by returning the registration form  by 16 January 2020.