5th July Public Lecture on Plague Pits – public archaeology reconstructing the impact of the black death

The Department of Archaeology at the University of York is delighted to be hosting the Society for Medieval Archaeology’s annual conference on The Long Black Death: new perspectives on 5th and 6th July 2019. There is a public lecture on the evening of Friday 5th July by Prof. Carenza Lewis (ex-Time Team presenter, and now Professor for the Public Understanding of Research at the University of Lincoln). She will be giving a paper in the Tempest Anderson Hall at the Yorkshire Museum at 7pm entitled: Plague Pits – public archaeology reconstructing the impact of the Black Death.

Prof. Lewis will be discussing the results of a programme of test pits excavated by members of the public in their gardens over more than a decade and the new insights this has brought to understanding of the impact of the plague on England. The lecture is followed by a wine reception. Entrance is £5.00; please register here:

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