Second workshop of the “International Research Network Runes, Monuments and Memorial Carvings”, Chester 8-9 April 2013
Programme of Events
- 8th April 2013 (Monday, Grosvenor Museum) – day of papers, keynote lecture, workshop dinner
- 9th April 2013 (Tuesday Grosvenor Museum) – 1/2 day of papers, 1/2 day Chester-area sculpture tour
- 10th – 11th April (Wed-Thur) – optional overnight trip to the North of England (Cumbria)
The theme for this Network meeting will be: Monuments and their Audiences. We believe this is a broad theme that can encompass much of the Network’s research, but we are hoping to channel our energies to focus on how people and monuments interact.
The registration form is now up on the University of Chester website and can be found at the following link: http://shopfront.chester.ac.uk . Click the button Event Booking tab, which will take you to the university’s conference page. Here you will find further information about the conference and can pay for the registration.
There are four payment options for the workshop.
- Early career* rate excluding conference dinner £20
- Early career* rate including conference dinner £35
- Standard rate excluding conference dinner £44
- Standard rate including conference dinner £64
*Early career is anyone up to three years after completion of PhD.
PUBLIC KEYNOTE ADDRESS
The event is open to the public and entry is free.
PLANNING YOUR VISIT
Below are a number of links that may help you plan your visit to Chester. These links cover accommodation in Chester, funding opportunities to support conference attendance in the UK and Europe, plus a map of Chester to help you situate yourself and decide where you want to stay.
For those of you attending the fieldtrip to Cumbria please take a look at the provisional itinerary. http://monumentsnetwork.org/excursion-to-cumbria-a-little-bit-of-a-taster/
Sponsors (to date)
Just to whet your appetite, you can see what Chester as a city has to offer at the tourist information website: http://www.visitchester.com/. Sculpture on our doorstep includes a group of 10th-11th century circle headed crosses, the Pillar of Eliseg, the Overchurch runestone and the hogback from West Kirby.
Below are a few pictures of Chester’s standing monuments.
Hopefully many of you will be coming along next year and we look forward to hosting the Network in Chester. Any questions or queries, feel free to email Jo.
Are Chester’s walls really more complete than York’s? (Gets tape measure out…).
How about a picture of St Olave’s church, for Viqueen? 🙂
I will endeavor to take one this week 🙂