The Ruralia XIII Conference: Seasonal Settlement in the Medieval and Early Modern Countryside

9 Sep 2019 to 13 Sep 2019, 10.00AM–6.00PM
Stirling Court Hotel
The Ruralia XIII Conference: Seasonal Settlement in the Medieval and Early Modern Countryside

RURALIA is an international association for the archaeology of medieval and post-medieval settlement and rural life. It provides a conference of current research questions in rural archaeology from most participating European countries to strengthen the exchange of knowledge in, and the development of, archaeologically comparable studies, and to make archaeological results available to other disciplines. The time range of RURALIA starts with the Late Antiquity / Early Medieval Period (c. 4th c.) and includes the post-medieval /early modern period.

The key activity of RURALIA is a conference on a specific and topical subject announced in an open call for papers. The conference takes place every two years in one of the participating countries. The conference language is English, abstracts will be published in German, English, French and the authors’ own language. The papers will be published in the peer-reviewed conference volume.

In addition to the papers given through Monday to Friday, one half-day and one full day excursion and an optional two-day study trip to the Highlands will be offered.

The conference is jointly organized by Piers Dixon, Kirsty Owen, Mark Gardiner, Niall Brady and Claudia Theune, with the financial support of Historic Environment Scotland, the Historic Rural Settlement Group and support in kind from the Universities of Stirling, Aberdeen and the Highlands and Islands.

Contact Piers Dixon, the conference organiser, at for further information.

Read the conference programme


Banner image information: Excavations of a shieling hut at Meall Greigh, Northlochtayside, by GUARD. The copyright belongs to Piers Dixon

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