NEW light in dark places: recent discoveries & new directions in anglo-saxon studies

Saturday, 8 May 2010

09.50 - 18.20, Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre (with registration from 09.15)

partial view of gold Anglo Saxon object with eagle's head
Photo: courtesy of the Staffordshire Hoard website (

Speaker(s): Jane Hawkes (University of York), John Hines (Cardiff University), John Mitchell (University of East Anglia), David Park (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Steven Plunkett (independent scholar), Warwick Rodwell (University of Reading), Leslie Webster (Keeper Emerita, Department of Prehistory and Europe, The British Museum), Gareth Williams (Curator, Early Medieval Coinage, The British Museum)

Ticket/entry details: £15 (£10 concessions and Courtauld staff and students). Please send a cheque made payable to ‘Courtauld Institute of Art’ to: Research Forum Events Coordinator, The Courtauld Institute of Art Research Forum, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN, clearly stating that you wish to book for the ‘New Light in Dark Places’ conference. For credit card bookings call 020 7848 2785. For further information, send an email to

Organised by: Dr Laura Cleaver and Professor David Park

In recent years significant advances have been made in the field of Anglo-Saxon studies. The discovery in July 2009 of the Staffordshire Hoard, comprising over 1600 objects, is the latest in a series of remarkable finds. Bringing together many of the leading scholars in the field, this one-day conference will provide a lively forum for evaluating the current state of research and exploring future research directions. Focusing initially on the hoard and its wider 7th-century context, the topic will be expanded to examine art and architecture throughout the Anglo-Saxon period.

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