Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory after 1 Year

This blog post is to update everyone about what we’ve been doing over the last year. In under 13 months there has been a lot of activity by individual convenors and members, but also under the auspices of the Collaboratory itself. The Website First, we set up this website to outline what the Collaboratory is…

Lancaut Revelations – 16th March, Chepstow

Recent Revelations from the Lancaut Peninsular – a day-school about a ruined church and DMV on the banks of the Wye below a promontory fort on the line of Offa’s Dyke. How do we think it fits together? Day School event on Friday 16th March at the Chepstow Drill Hall, 10am-3.30pm. Cost £5 (includes a…

Offa’s Dyke Heritage

The Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory are co-hosting a day workshop with the Offa’s Dyke Centre. We are very grateful to the Centre for supporting this and for a range of speakers who have already agreed to speak on aspects of the heritage of Offa’s Dyke and other linear earthworks. Confirmed speakers include: Offa’s Dyke by Numbers…

Dykes through Time – Rethinking Early Medieval Linear Earthworks

At the 39th Theoretical Archaeology Group conference – 18th-20th December 2017 – I organised the second meeting of the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory – a research network set up to foster new research on the early medieval linear earthworks of western Britain. Building on from a first and very successful workshop at Shrewsbury in April 2017, this…

TRPG Event – Trefonen

Andy Heaton of the TRPG sent in this report: The Trefonen Rural Protection Group (TRPG) hosted it’s “Autumn Speaker Evening 2017” which focussed this year on the Offa’s Dyke monument and long distance footpath that both pass through the heart of our village. In a packed village hall with over 120 of our community in…

Dykes Through Time

Here are details of the 2nd Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory event: a conference session at the 39th Theoretical Archaeology Group conference to be held on the afternoon of Tuesday 19th December at Cardiff University. The session is called: Dykes through Time: Rethinking Early Medieval Linear Earthworks To register for the conference, please follow this link: Cardiff…