Presented by Samantha Glasswell AMA, Freelance Archaeologist and Part-Time Curator of Bassetlaw Museum , Nottinghamshire.
Archaeology can give great insight into past conflicts through the study of weapons used, wounds inflicted, how battles took place in the landscape and the settlements laid to waste. None of these actually tell us how the people involved felt. Poems of war and conflict can help us to do this. This talk takes examples of poems from Anglo-Saxon times to the 20th century and looks at what these can add to our understanding of the artefacts and the experiences of the people who used them.
In remembrance of World War I we will be showing collections from the University Manuscripts and Special Collections Department that detail the personal stories of local people including the Life Lines archive project. Anyone with WWI letters, diaries and photos, who would like them to be recorded as part of this project, can bring them along.
Archaeology NOW is a series of FREE talks and handling sessions that focuses on current archaeological work.
These talks allow professional archaeologists, related specialists and community groups to share their exciting work with us as it is happening and include regional, national and international projects
All talks are at 1pm in the Djanogly Theatre, please book your place in advance at the Box Office on 0115 846 7777.