This day of presentations and discussions at Montacute House, Somerset, on 25 November 2014 is intended to inform the National Trust in its plans for presenting the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century interiors at the house. This will be a long-term process, informed by research and discussion to ensure that the Trust learns from relevant debate and contemporary best practice. The day will be hosted by our Fellow David Adshead, the Trust’s Head Curator, and a keynote presentation will be made by our Fellow Lisa White, Chairman of the Trust’s Arts Advisory Panel. The rest of the day will be devoted to sessions on evidence, historic and modern craft practice and case studies.
To be held at Brangwyn Hall, The Guildhall, Swansea, on 11 and 12 February 2015, and organised by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, ‘Digital Past’ is an annual two-day conference which showcases digital technologies and techniques for data capture, interpretation and dissemination of the heritage of Wales, the UK and beyond. The organisers are seeking submissions from those working on innovative projects on the themes of ‘Visual Heritage’ and ‘Digital Public and Community Archaeology’. For information please go to the conference website.
This conference gives historians, archivists and antiquaries (as well as researchers in related disciplines such as geography, archaeology, cartography, architecture and theology) the opportunity to present their latest research findings or theories on the history of Oxford’s colleges and halls to an appreciative audience of their peers. The theme of this year’s conference, to be held on 15 November 2014 at Hertford College, is ‘College history: approaches and methods’.
These seminars, hosted by the Wallace Collection, are normally held on the fourth Monday of every month between 5.30pm and 7pm. The organisers plan ten more seminars during 2015 and are keen to encourage contributions covering all aspects of the history of collecting, including the formation and dispersal of collections, dealers, auctioneers and the art market, collectors, museums, inventorial work and research resources. If you would like to contribute, please send a summary of up to 750 words, including a brief CV and an indication of which month you are free to speak, by 30 September 2014.
‘New insights into sixteenth- and seventeenth-century British architecture’, to be held at the Society of Antiquaries on 24 January 2015, is fast approaching.
Proposals in the form of 250-word abstracts are invited for papers of thirty minutes in length. While the emphasis remains on new research in architecture, proposals on related themes, such as decorative arts, gardens, sculpture and monuments, are welcomed.
Deadline: 15 August 2014
The Historic Environment Strategy for Scotland, Our Place in Time, was launched in March 2014. The Strategy was developed collaboratively and its successful delivery will only be possible through collaboration within and beyond the heritage sector. The purpose of the Congress is to look at the delivery of the Strategy, focusing on how this is already being done and where further work is needed.
We are inviting proposals for paper presentations or workshops/interactive sessions that address one or more of the following priorities identified in the Strategy:
Mainstreaming, Informed decision making, Leadership & shared-working, Skills & capacity, Investigate & Record, Care & Protect, Share & Celebrate.
Deadline: 12 noon 8th September 2014