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Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium

Starts: 8 November 2012
Ends:  9 November 2012

Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium


In 2012 this successful annual event will be held in the Humanities Building at Cardiff University between the 8-9th November. Over the two days there will be paper sessions, a poster session, a keynote lecture, a wine reception and a book display.

Alfred Jewel
 Alfred Jewel

The Society for Medieval Archaeology Student Colloquium provides a platform for postgraduates and early career professionals to share their research. The Colloquium presents papers from across the medieval period (5th-16th centuries AD) and from all geographical areas. Papers are not restricted to archaeology and interdisciplinary papers with a broader medieval significance are especially encouraged. There is also a prominent poster session and, although presentations will be restricted to postgraduates and early career professionals, the organisers welcome posters from all medievalists.

Although the Colloquium is designed as a forum for postgraduates and early career professionals to disseminate and discuss their research we encourage undergraduate students and established academics to attend.


Attendance at the Colloquium is free for all student members of the Society. If you are not a student member then you are liable to pay the registration fee of £20.
Places are limited, so try and register as soon as possible!

Student members
Student members of the Society can attend the conference free of charge and must register through Eventbrite ( before Friday 26th October.

Are you a student but not a member of The Society for Medieval Archaeology?
You will have to pay the conference registration fee of £20. However, it is worth noting that the fee to join the society as a UK student is the same price as the conference registration fee. This means you would gain entry to the conference free of charge and receive the additional benefit of receiving the Society’s highly regarded annual journal Medieval Archaeology and our biannual newsletter.

Non student members
Non students (members and non members) and non student members will be charged £20 for conference registration and we must receive this and the completed registration form (located under 'related resources' on the top right of this page) before Friday 26th October.

Accommodation and Travel:

Cardiff has an array of quality (and cheap!) accommodation, including hotels, hostels, guest houses and caravan parks, available within walking distance of the Humanities Building where the Colloquium will be hosted.

You are welcome to book your own choice of accommodation but we have provided a brief list in the useful documents section located on the right hand side of this webpage.

Cardiff is easily accessible from anywhere in the UK or overseas. It is served by several train stations and there is a national coach station located in the centre of the city. Cardiff has its own international airport and the city is in close proximity to Bristol International Airport. Birmingham, Manchester, Heathrow and Gatwick airports are easily accessible to Cardiff by train or coach. Cardiff is located in close proximity to several ferry ports and if you intend to travel by car it is easily reached on the national motorway system.

If you are intending on staying in Cardiff on the night of 9th November please note that there is an autumn international rugby match scheduled for Saturday 10th. On a match day Cardiff is a really exciting place to be with an exhilarating and friendly atmosphere however the city centre can become extremely busy with demand for accommodation and public transport significantly increasing. Therefore, if you intend to stay on the weekend, it is advisable to book your accommodation and plan your travel in advance.

For further information on visiting Cardiff please see:


There will be papers throughout the day on Thursday (8th), with a keynote lecture and wine reception in the evening. On Friday (9th) in addition to the paper sessions there will also be a poster session and the colloquium will close at 4.30pm.

Further details, including speakers and titles, can be found in the attached programme, under Related Resources on right hand side of page.

Further information:


The Society for Medieval Archaeology:

Facebook: Society of Medieval Archaeology

Twitter: SocMedArch


Colloquium Committee:

Hannah Buckingham

Heather Crowley

Lara Hogg

Dweezil Vandekerckhove


*Supported by the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University and The Society for Medieval Archaeology*

Humanities Building at Cardiff University

Other information

Open To: Postgraduate Students