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Exploring Medieval Seals

Exploring Medieval Seals

14th January 2014

In medieval Britain, men and women throughout society possessed seals; many thousands of these survive in archives, museums and private collections. Most seals are small, and quite often they are damaged, but all reveal information about their owners, whether individuals or institutions, and offer glimpses into lives which might otherwise be lost.

The Exploring Medieval Seals project, at Aberystwyth University, is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. The project’s aim is not only to share advanced research and expertise with a variety of audiences, including teachers and schoolchildren, archivists and curators, heritage professionals and local historians, and in fact anyone with a keen interest in the Middle Ages, but to explore with interested parties the ways in which our research can help in developing new agendas in education, research and the presentation of the past to as wide a public as possible.

On Thursday 16th January our Library and Archive team will host a study day for industry professionals. Within the timetable there will also be a public lecture by Dr Elizabeth New entitled "Making an Impression: Seals as a resource for Historical Research" at 14.00 in the Pearson Centre.

For more information and bookings please contact Ellie Jones, archivist, by email  telephone 01392 421423

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