Centre of East Anglian Studies – Winter Lecture Series 2013

The Centre of East Anglian Studies winter lecture series will begin in February, with lectures from Dr Carenza Lewis, Professor Helen Cooper and Dr Jessica Sharkey.

Our first lecture, by Carenza Lewis, will present the results of more that 1,000 excavations conducted in rural villages, hamlets and small towns across the eastern region by members of the public, and consider the new light that the results throw upon the impact of the Black Death on the region.

Dr Carenza Lewis is an archaeologist based at the University of Cambridge. She is widely recognised for 13 years spent on the innovative, long running and award-winning Channel 4 archaeological series Time Team, and more recently for her involvement in Michael Wood’s The Great British Story. Outside of her television appearances, Dr Lewis has long-standing research interests in settlement development in medieval England. Since 2004 she has developed and run the Access Cambridge Archaeology programme¬† at the University of Cambridge. This aims to enhance educational, economic and social well-being through active participation in novel, important, fun and challenging archaeological activities. Members of the public, including school children, make new discoveries about themselves and the world around them, develop new skills and confidence,efficacy of ACA programmes, while the results of more than 1,000 Access Cambridge Archaeology excavations in rural villages, hamlets and small towns are providing important new evidence about medieval society and economy.

We do hope you will be able to join us on Thursday 7th February, at 7:15pm in Lecture Theatre 1 at the University of East Anglia.

All lectures are free, and open to all.



January 2013 – Winter at UEA

UEA Snow Jan 2013

The view from our office, Tuesday 15th January 2013


A belated Happy New Year to everybody. We’ll be gradually updating and adding to the blog over the next few weeks – we have a number of projects in the pipeline and hopefully numerous field trips to report on. Tomorrow we ought to have been enjoying the sights of Catton Park (Repton’s first commission) but once again the weather has intervened. Still, at least when it starts to thaw all of those earthworks will show up beautifully…