Legacies of Northumbria


With a full title of 'Legacies of Northumbria: recent thinking on 4th to 15th centuries in Northern Britain', this conference was co-sponsored by the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle and was held at the Mining Institute in Newcastle upon Tyne on 28 September to 1 October. It included a coach trip to early medieval sites in North Northumberland, including Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, Jarrow Monastery and nearby Bede's World museum.

There were a number of conference themes including: the legacy of Rome and the prehistoric north during the formation of 5-6th century chiefdoms, the Golden Age of Northumbria, Northumbria in the Viking Age and the role of Northumbrian culture in the high medieval period. A keynote lecture was given by Professor Dame Rosemary Cramp.

A write-up of the conference by Joanne Kirton was published in the RAI newsletter vol 45 - see below.


RAI Newsletter 45 - April 2013

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