Saturday 1st October 2022 in London
The Church Monuments Society and the Ecclesiological Society are holding a joint conference this year which will explore funerals and funeral monuments in the medieval, early modern, and Victorian periods. The distinguished line-up of speakers are all expert in their fields, and much of what is presented at this conference represents new or recent scholarship. Monuments have already received much attention, especially since the establishment of the Church Monuments Society in 1979, but new studies and fresh perspectives nonetheless abound. In contrast, the changing form of funerals through the ages has not received the attention that it deserves. This event will thus play an important role in rectifying this lacuna.
10.10 Sally Badham: Heraldic Funerals
11.00 Adam White: Funereal Monuments and Monumental Funerals: England in the Early Modern Period
11.50 Coffee break
12.10 Nicholas Orme: Medieval Funerals
14.00 Brian & Moira Gittos: Effigial Commemoration in the Medieval Churchyard.
14.50 Brian Parsons: The Victorian Funeral
16.00 Roger Bowdler: Funereal Monuments in the 19th century: echoes of interment in the cemetery tomb
We hope that you will stay for a glass of wine after the conference.
The conference will be held both in person and live-streamed via Zoom. For those attending in person, the venue will be The St Alban’s Centre, Baldwin’s Gardens, London EC1N 7AB. (The venue can provide disabled access.)
£65 for members of either the Church Monuments Society or the Ecclesiological Society attending in person;
£75 for non-members attending in person;
£35 for those attending via Zoom. (A link for the conference will be circulated shortly before the day of the conference.)
Ticker prices for those attending in person include a cold buffet lunch.
All bookings should be made through the Ecclesiological Society’s Eventbrite page here
The Eventbrite page will be updated with abstracts from the speakers in due course.
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