Conference 2017: Ceramics of drink

The conference has been and gone, but the programme and abstracts will remain for a while longer for those who are interested.

The CHA and the Medieval Pottery Research Group jointly hosted the MPRG annual conference on the Ceramics of Drink, Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd June, 2017, University of Leicester.

Final programme


mprg logo‘Ceramics of drink’ form a significant part of archaeological assemblages in Europe and beyond throughout medieval and post-medieval periods. Ceramic containers were a preferred way of producing, storing, transforming, and consuming liquid beverages. They are associated with a wide range of human activity from large scale transnational trade, to ceremonial consumption, to intimate daily rituals within the home. They materialized drinking and social practices, with some undergoing significant transformations, and others staying the same. This conference aims to explore the important social and economic roles that ceramics of drink filled and how they can be effectively studied by specialist and non-specialist researchers.

The reception in Leicester guildhall on Friday evening, was kindly supported by Everards and Burleighs Leicester Dry Gin.



Click here for a map with conference and car-parking locations.

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The School Research Seminars take place on Wednesdays. Join us for tea and cake in the foyer at 4pm; the talk follows at 4.30pm in Bennett Building Lecture Theatre 10 (BEN LT10).

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