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Conference on leather in warfare

From: Ellie Rowley-Conwy <ellie.rowley-conwy<-a>
Date: Thursday, October 2, 2014

"Leather in Warfare"
The Royal Armouries and the Archaeological Leather Group
Bury Theatre, Royal Armouries, Leeds
Thursday-Friday 13-14 November 2014


Thursday 13 November, 2014
Start at 10am (doors open at 9.45am)

    10.10-10.40         Carol van Driel-Murray
                        University of Leiden
                        "Roman military leatherwork"

    10.45-11.05         Esther Cameron
                        Hon Research Associate, Institute of
                        Archaeology, Oxford University
                        "Anglo-Saxon, Anglo-Scandinavian and
                        Anglo-Norman scabbards"


    11.30-12.00         Thom Richardson
                        Deputy Master, Royal Armouries
                        "Leather plate armour, from fourteenth
                        century England to the experimental
                        cuirasses of Thomas Powrie, and leather
                        inside plate armour"

    12.05-12.35         Marloes Rijkelijkhuizen
                        University of Amsterdam
                        "A poor man's armour?  Late medieval leather
                        armour from excavations in the Netherlands"


    2.00-2.30           Karen Watts
                        Senior Curator of Armour and Art, Royal
                        "Taken for a ride?  The case for a unique
                        surviving leather horse bard of Henry VIII"

    2.35- 3.05          Eddie Cheshire
                        "Cuir boulli: an experimental approach to
                        the mystery"


    3.30-4.00           Marquita Volken
                        Gentle Craft, Lausanne
                        "A Swiss Mercenary soldier and his equipment
                        lost on the Grand St Bernard Pass

    4.05-4.35           Keith Dowen
                        Assistant Curator of European Armour, The
                        Royal Armouries
                        "17th century Buff-leather Coats and
                        Military Equipment"

    4.40-4.55           Henry Yallop
                        Assistant Curator of European Edged Weapons,
                        Royal Armouries
                        "Grips, sleeves and liners: (A short
                        introduction to) the use of leather on
                        European edged weapons"

    5.00-5.30           Yvette Fletcher
                        Head of Conservation, Leather Conservation
                        Centre, Northampton
                        "It's Not All Fighting: Some Less Obvious
                        Uses of Leather in Warfare"

Friday 14 November
Start at 10am (doors open at 9.45am)

    10-10.30 Dr         David Nicolle
                        Honorary Research Fellow, Institute for
                        Medieval Research, Nottingham University
                        "Mamluk Armour, leather lamellar cuirasses
                        from the Citadel of Damascus"

    10.35-11.05         Ian Bottomley
                        Royal Armouries Emeritus Curator
                        "Leather and the Japanese Warrior"


    11.30-11.45         Barbara Wills
                        Senior Conservator, British Museum
                        Department of Conservation and Scientific
                        "A Romano-Egyptian Cuirass and Helmet made
                        from Crocodile skin: Conservation and

    11.50-12.05         Helen Adams
                        Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
                        "Ethnographic examples of animal skin

    12.10-12.25         Suzanne Dalewicz-Kitto, ACR
                        Head of Collections and Research, Royal
                        "Leather on display in the Royal Armouries


    Afternoon free to explore the Royal Armouries collections and
    see the leather on display

All are welcome to attend.

Cost UKP40 ALG members, UKP50 non-members.  The cost includes
refreshments on each day but those attending must make their own
arrangements for lunch.  There are two cafes on site (ground floor
and on floor 2) as well as an area where delegates may eat their own
packed lunches on Floor 4.

Bookings are being taken by the Royal Armouries


Email bookings<-a t->royalarmouries< . >org< . >uk or call +44 113 220 1888

If you would like any further information, contact

    Quita Mould <quita<-a t->onetel< . >com>
    +44 1366 384289)

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