Meetings & Events: Annual Conference

Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Shrewsbury and Mid-Shropshire

15-19 July 2019

15 – 19 Jul 2019

Exactly 80 years after its last visit, the British Archaeological Association gathered in Shrewsbury to consider – and celebrate – the medieval art, architecture and archaeology of Shrewsbury and north Shropshire.

There were papers on late Roman Shropshire, Shrewsbury’s medieval topography, the patronage, art, architecture and archaeology of medieval churches in and around Shrewsbury, stone sculpture, alabasters, roof bosses, seals, and nineteenth-century antiquarianism. Speakers included Nigel Baker, Ron Baxter, Meg Bernstein, James Cameron, John Cherry, Richard Gem, Heather Gilderdale-Scott, Richard Halsey, Martin Henig, Julian Luxford, John McNeill, Caroline Novak, Cathy Oakes, David Robinson, Trevor Rowley, Alan Thacker, Jeff West, Roger White, Will Wyeth, and Victoria Yuskaitis

The conference was based at the Walker Theatre, Shrewsbury, part of the Theatre Severn complex and situated within easy walking distance of both Shrewsbury Abbey and the former collegiate church of St Mary. Site visits  included all significant medieval sites in Shrewsbury itself, Acton Burnell, Wenlock Priory, Buildwas Abbey, Haughmond, Atcham, Shifnal and Tong. The conference programme is available for download.