In the past few weeks there have been two announcements of exciting resources aimed at non-academics.
The first is the London Anglo-Saxon Symposium (March 8, 2013) hosted by the School of Advanced Study at the University of London. The day-long conference will feature talks about the history and archaeology of Anglo-Saxon and Viking London presented by scholars from institutes and museums around the city. The speaker lineup, posted on their website, is:
|PROGRAMME:||Click below for PDF versions of the paper abstracts.|
|2.15-3.00||Registration and Welcome|
|3.00-4.00||Session 1: Understanding the City (Chair: Dr Jennifer Neville)|
|Dr Michael Bintley (Canterbury Christ Church University): ‘Imagining the City in Anglo-Saxon England: Representations of Settlement in Old English Literature’ [PDF 102.kb]|
|Dr Alfred Hiatt (Queen Mary, University of London): ‘Anglo-Saxon London and Spatial History’ [PDF 29.kb]|
|4.30-6.00||Session 2: City Life (Chair: Professor Richard North)|
|Lyn Blackmore (Museum of London Archaeology): ‘Anglo-Saxon London: Recent (and Not So Recent) Work and Finds’ [PDF 9.kb]|
|Professor Derek Keene (School of Advanced Study, University of London): ‘Anglo-Saxon London as a Commercial Centre’ [PDF 48.kb]|
|Dr Joy Jenkyns (King’s College London): ‘A Walk around Anglo-Saxon London: The Westminster Bonds’ [PDF 46.kb]|
|6.00-6.45||Closing and Wine Reception|
See their website for paper abstracts and more information.
The second exciting announcement of the past week is that until March 5 all journals published in 2012 by Cambridge University Press will be available online for free after a short registration. This is a great opportunity to read up on the latest research and get behind the Berlin Wall of institutional logins. Well worth checking out.