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Conflict Archaeology Weekend Workshop

February 11, 2008

Birkbeck College is running this workshop

 in partnership with Firepower –  the Royal Artillery Museum

It will be of interest to archaeologists who are increasingly having to survey and record WW1 and WW2 Archaeology , as well as military specialists, and the wider comunity of curators, teachers and living history practitioners.

Firepower-the Royal Artillery Museum Saturday 8th March & Sunday 9th March 10.00am – 5.00pm Anderson’s and Ack Ack – an introduction to the theory and techniques of the Conflict Archaeology of the 20th Century.

This weekend workshop is designed to bring together Archaeologists, Historians, Teachers, Museum Curators, and Living History Practitioners, in fact, anyone who has an interest in researching the archaeology of 20th Century Conflicts in Britain and presenting that research to the public.

Confirmed Speakers include Andy Brockman and Martin Brown who took part in the recent Time Team- Blitzkrieg on Shooters Hill, Neil Faulkner of the “Great War Archaeology Group,” who excavated the crash site of Zeppelin L48 in Essex, Renata Peters who carried out investigative conservation on artefacts for the “Finding the Fallen,” exhibition at the National Army Museum and televisions Trench Detectives and Roger J C Thomas, Military Support Officer at English Heritage.

There will also be a Living History Programme running throughout the weekend with, among others, members of La Columna, 10th Essex and The Invicta Military Vehicles Preservation Trust.

The workshop will take place in the spectacular surroundings of Firepower- The Royal Artillery Museum, at Woolwich Arsenal and participants will also have access to the museum galleries throughout the weekend. This includes an accompanied Gallery visit with members of the Museums curatorial staff.

Finally there will be the chance to go on a guided field trip to look at the surviving military archaeology of the Shooters Hill area and Anti Invasion Stop Line Central, the subject of the recent Time Team programme “Blitzkrieg on Shooters Hill.”

This is a unique chance to see what is going on in the fascinating world of Conflict Archaeology, where to find out more and how to get involved.

To enrol please call our central enrolments team on; 020 7631 6651.

The workshop costs just £80.00 including Tea and Coffee. [£40.00
concessions- Seniors/Job Seekers/Working Family Tax Credit/Income
Support /Housing or Council Tax Benefit].

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