Recent Opportunities


‘Preserving the Monuments of Antiquity: Antiquaries, Architecture and the Construction of Knowledge in Yorkshire’

Open to all members and interested parties
23 May 2017, 6.00pm
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London
Convenor: Dr Ann-Marie Akehurst
The evening is centred on a collection of topographical drawings and prints of Yorkshire. This long-hidden treasure trove of archival material has recently been revisited by researchers, who have begun analysing and interpreting the collections, acknowledging their significance to architectural and archaeological history. Architectural historian and SAHGB Conference Co-convenor Ann-Marie Akehurst - who has been working with the collections - will showcase some of the prints and drawings, and discuss how and why they – and the architecture they represented -  were produced and used by Antiquaries. Focussing largely on Yorkshire, she will also introduce some of the sites the SAHGB will visit in this coming September’s Annual conference that is centred in York. After her talk, participants will have the opportunity to discuss some of the more esoteric pieces, and examine some of the manuscripts displayed around the Library, before partaking in nibbles and drinks.

SAH thanks The Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Fund at The Chicago Community Foundation for its operating support.
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