Society for Medieval Archaeology Annual Conference: Current Perspectives on Early Medieval Migration, Mobility and Material Culture

Robin Fleming, Helena Hamerow, James Gerrard, Duncan Sayer and many more
Event date
24 Jun 2022 to 26 Jun 2022
Event time
18:00 - 12:00
Department for Continuing Education
Rewley House
1 Wellington Square
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In 2022, the SMA annual conference will bring together an international group of scholars to talk about early medieval migrations, present new data and discuss new insight into the complex and challenging subject.

Early Medieval migration has become a controversial topic with a decade or more of publications reporting opposite positions in favour of mass migration from the continent or continuity from the Roman period into the fifth, sixth and seventh centuries.

New scientific data, not least from ancient DNA, alongside developments in the interpretation of more traditional archaeological evidence, are set to reform this dialogue. This conference represents a timely opportunity to explore new data, ongoing projects and different perspectives on early medieval migration, mobility, and material culture.

Speakers will include: Robin Fleming, Emma Brownlee, Stephen Rippon, James Gerrard, Sam Leggett, Stephan Schiffels, Joscha Gretzinger, Duncan Sayer, Janet Kay, John Hines, Katie Howarth, Margaux Depaermentier, Toby Martin, Helena Hamerow, Catherine Hills, James Harland, Susan Oosthuizen and Sam Lucy.