2014 marks the 75th anniversary of the excavations at Sutton Hoo. The Sutton Hoo Society will be holding a conference, Defining Kingdoms: Sixth to Tenth Centuries, to mark the event on Saturday 20 September 2014. The venue is the Waterfront Building, University Campus Suffolk, Neptune Quay, Ipswich. Booking details are available via the Sutton Hoo Society website.
The programme (9.30 am – 4.30 pm) consists of:
Professor David Gill (UCS): Introduction and opening address
Dr Stuart Brookes (UCL Institute of Archaeology): Scale and scale change in early medieval England
Dr Sarah Semple (University of Durham): Burials / ancient monuments and the emergence of supra-regional power and identity
Dr Sam Newton (Wuffing Education): Sutton Hoo and the Goths
Professor Neil Price (University of Aberdeen): 536 and All That: a sixth-century climate disaster and its impact on northern societies
Dr Noel Adams (Deputy Curator, Furusiyya Art Foundation): What can the depositions at Tournai, Sutton Hoo and Malaja Perescepina tell us?
Lord Cranbrook (President, Sutton Hoo Society): Closing Address