HALH Symposium 2019: 'Local History, Landscape & Archaeology'

at The Village Hall, Woolmer Green, near Stevenage, Herts, SG3 6XA

History and archaeology both have a common subject: the human past. The principal difference would seem to be, superficially, the source data employed: physical remains in the case of archaeology, the written word in the case of history. Archaeologists and historians often have different perspectives which can lead to poor use of each other’s data. In landscape studies, both sources of data can be valuable. Relic field systems revealed by excavation or geophysics, extant field systems, enclosure awards and historic map data – all these can help in providing a balanced account of how the agricultural landscape developed. This symposium aims to present some examples of where the two types of study have come together to examine aspects of Hertfordshire’s rich past.

Talks include:

  • History, archaeology, local history: a strained relationship – Kris Lockyear
  • Gobions and beyond: archaeology and garden history in Hertfordshire – Tom Williamson
  • A late medieval tile kiln at Buntingford Road, Puckeridge – Mark Hinman
  • Why local historians need to be archaeologically literate – Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews
  • Henry VIII’s fishponds at Hunsdon – Anne Rowe
  • The Kelshall Hoard – Phil Kirk

Tickets: £12 for HALH members; £15 for non-members. Tea and coffee will be provided. Some people take a packed lunch, and there are pubs nearby.

To order tickets please complete and return the following form with your cheque (payable to ‘HALH’) by 26 October to:

Ruth Jeavons, 44 Necton Road, Wheathampstead, Herts, AL4 8AU

HALH Symposium 2019 application form

For further details contact Ruth via ruth.jeavons@ntlworld.com

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