What stories do medieval and early modern objects tell? Why might it be important to study everyday objects from the past and how can they help us understand our present? In this lunchtime lecture, Katherine Wilson (Associate Professor of Later Medieval European History at the University of Chester) will explore and use everyday medieval and early modern objects (shoes, keys, tiles, ceramics, pottery, devotional and pilgrim badges) excavated in and around Chester. We will uncover the stories these objects have to tell and think about how they can be used and made accessible in the present to members of the public, to educational practitioners, and to students of all ages. Attendees of this lecture will also get a chance at the end to handle and examine the objects from the Grosvenor Museum in Chester.
Lunchtime Lectures is a collaboration between Storyhouse and the University of Chester, providing an open platform for debate on a range of topics and fascinating subjects.
They take place on the third Tuesday of each month.
Our Lunchtime Lectures are videoed and archived for future viewing, by attending you give permission for us to do so – thanks!