Registration Now Open: ‘Antiquarian ‘Science’ in the Scholarly Society’

April 1-2, 2019, Piccadilly, London, UK

Registration is now open for the workshop: ‘Antiquarian Science in the Scholarly Society’
This is workshop II of the AHRC International Networking Grant: Collective Wisdom: Collecting in the Early Modern Academy.

A link to registration and a draft programme may be found here.

1 and 2 April 2019
Antiquarian ‘Science’ in the Scholarly Society
Society of Antiquaries of London
Burlington House, Piccadilly, London W1J 0BE

Full fee: £100 including lunch. Student/Concessions: £50 including lunch.

What was the relationship between archaeological fieldwork or antiquarianism and learned travel or the Grand Tour? What does collecting on tour say about the manner and scale of personal and institutional contacts between London and the ‘scientific’ world of the Continent? What tools of natural philosophy were utilised to understand buildings and artefacts? What were the implications of the collecting of ethnographic objects for political dominance and Empire?  This workshop is dedicated to discussing these questions.

Speakers include: Philip Beeley (Oxford), Dominik Collet (Oslo), Luke Edginton-Brown (East Anglia), Dustin Frazier Wood (Roehampton), Chantel Grell (Versailles), Clare Hornsby (British School at Rome), Stephanie Moser (Southhampton), Staffan Müller-Wille (Exeter), Cesare Pastorino (Berlin), Anna Marie Roos (Lincoln), Edwin Rose (Cambridge), Martin Rudwick (Cambridge), Kim Sloan (British Museum), Alexander Wragge-Morley (NYU), Elizabeth Yale (Iowa).

A working session using sources from the Society of Antiquaries Library and Museum will also be part of the programme. The Society’s library is Britain’s oldest major research library for archaeology, architectural history, decorative arts (especially medieval), material culture and the historic environment. It contains books, archives, manuscripts, prints and drawings. Its accredited museum collection – which was formed before the introduction of public museums and galleries in the mid-18th century – contains prehistoric, classical and medieval antiquities, seal matrices and impressions, and paintings.

If there are any queries, please ask Professor Anna Marie Roos at

Posted: December 20, 2018