News and Announcements

30% off BAA Publications

The BAA’s publishers – Routledge/Taylor & Francis – are now offering members a 30% discount on all their publications. To obtain this, you should go into the members area. The discount code link is on the right. Click on this, type in the title of the volume you wish to purchase and the discount should be applied automatically. If it is not, try clicking ‘apply promo code’.

JBAA

Digitisation of the full run of Journals of the British Archaeological Association – from 1845 to the current issue – has been completed and is available to all members who are fully paid up. To access the journal, click on the ‘members’ area’ link at the top right of the page. Your username is the email address you have registered with the BAA. If you don’t already have a password, use the ‘forgot my password link’ to set one up.

Conferences

The 2024 conference will be based at Pembrokeshire College in Haverfordwest from 15-19 July. The conference theme is ‘Roman and Medieval Art, Architecture and Archaeology in Pembrokeshire’ with visits to Saint David’s, Tenby, Pembroke, Haverfordwest, Manorbier, Lamphey, Llawhaden, Carew and Upton. A call for papers has been distributed.

The next Romanesque Conference will be held in Valladolid from 8-10 April, 2024 with the usual opportunity to stay on for two days of visits to Romanesque monuments in the adjoining area. Booking forms will be available in the Autumn.

New Publication

Paris: The Powers that shaped the Medieval City  (edited by Alexandra Gajewski and John McNeill) was published on 24 July. For further details go to the Publications – Conference Transactions page. Copies will be available for purchase at the Association’s Chichester conference.

Jill Franklin and Richard Fawcett

The Association was shocked and saddened to hear of the deaths of two of its most active longstanding members recently – Jill Franklin on 29 October and Richard Fawcett on 31 October. Jill served as a member of the BAA Council and was well known for her work on Romanesque architecture, in particular for her interest in aisleless cruciform churches and the types of architecture adopted by regular canons. Richard Fawcett convened the Association’s Glasgow conference and might be said to have rewritten the history of Scottish medieval architecture. Both will be much missed.

Tintern Abbey in April

We are delighted to announce that Dr David Robinson has agreed to step in and fill the vacant lecture slot on 3 April, 2024. David will give a lecture entitled ‘Tintern Abbey 1131−2031: Research and Conservation Ahead of a 900th Anniversary’.