We organised two conferences as part of the project:
Objects and death: on the trail of grave goods
(past, present and future)
Our second conference took place on Friday 31 May 2019 at the British Museum. Death is one of the rare constants of the human condition. The conference investigated how people have explored, explained and come to terms with death through objects across time and around the world. What connections can we find, and what differences exist, when we face death through objects? Our exciting programme of speakers included artists, anthropologists, Egyptologists and archaeologists and touched on past, present and future societies. The conference was aimed at all levels of interest, as well as academics and professionals working on different aspects of death, memory and remembrance. Speakers: Rob Heard, Lucy Jeffery, Richard Osgood, Paul Pettitt, Gaye Sculthorpe, Julian Stair, Julie-Marie Strange, Helen Strudwick, Lib Taylor and the Grave Goods project team.
To find out more, please see the conference webpage.
Grave Matters: Interpreting objects and death
in later prehistoric Europe
Our first project conference was held on Friday 29 June 2018 at the University of Manchester. This event brought together scholars working on related themes across Europe, providing a disparate body of researchers with the opportunity to get together to discuss the critical subject of grave goods. Speakers included: Joanna Brück, Harry Fokkens, David Fontijn, Daniela Hofmann, Laurent Olivier, Katherina Rebay-Salisbury and Alison Sheridan, along with the project team.