Medieval towns and the unique story of Lincoln
June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join us for this interesting, online, talk which is the second in our series of talks around Greyfriars and given by Professor Carenza Lewis.
Towns show us everything that was best and worst about medieval life in England. Towns could be over-crowded, dirty and insecure but they also offered opportunity, independence and even refuge. Lincoln, a cathedral city with Roman roots that was one of the most important in western Europe, has a unique history which this talk will trace using evidence from its archaeology and street plan that can still be seen today.
Notes on the speaker: Carenza Lewis MA ScD FSA FHEA FRSA is an archaeologist and Professor of Public Understanding of Research at the University of Lincoln. Her research includes medieval settlements, childhood and community heritage. She has directed fieldwork on scores of sites, presented TV programmes including Channel 4’s iconic Time Team, taught medieval archaeology and directed outreach at the University of Cambridge (2004-15) and actively involved thousands of people in Access Cambridge Archaeology (2004-15), the Higher Education Field Academy (2005-15), Cambridge Community Heritage (2012-13), Middlefield’s Utopias (2016-17) and Community Archaeology in Rural Environments (2019-23). She is currently President of the Medieval Settlement Research Group and Vice Chair of Trustees for the Council for British Archaeology.