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Henry Loyn Lecture 2014 'The Grey Friars Project - finding Richard III'

Cardiff School of History, Archaeology & Religion

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 from 17:45 to 19:00 (GMT)

Cardiff, United Kingdom

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Henry Loyn Lecture 2014

in association with the Centre for Medieval Society and Culture, Cardiff University

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Lecture title: THE GREY FRIARS PROJECT: FINDING RICHARD III

Guest speaker: Dr Turi King [University of Leicester]

The 2014 Henry Loyn Memorial Lecture will be held on Tuesday 11 February 2014 in Lecture Theatre 0.22 of the Law Building, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, starting at 5.45 p.m. This year’s speaker is Dr Turi King, Lecturer in Genetics and Archaeology in the Department of Genetics and School of Historical Studies of the University of Leicester. The exciting topic of her lecture is:

The Grey Friars Project: Finding Richard III

 

The search for, discovery and identification of the remains of King Richard III, killed in battle with Henry Tudor at Bosworth on 22 August 1485, is one of the most startling and thought-provoking events in the history of British archaeology. The continuing tug-of-war over Richard’s body is a stark reminder of the ethical and emotional issues that the archaeology of human skeletal remains involves. At the same time, the excavations and analyses starting in 2011 have shown the value both of integrated archaeological and historical approaches to events even on the threshold of the modern historical age, and of the power and fascination of archaeogenetics, as the retrieval and interpretation of ‘ancient’ DNA becomes a reality.

Turi King describes herself as “just one person in the whole Richard III team, which has been drawn from the fields of archaeology, history, genealogy, osteology, genetics, engineering and more.  It really has been a tremendous privilege to be part of such a great interdisciplinary project.”  This year’s Henry Loyn Lecture will provide its Cardiff audience with the opportunity to hear and to reflect upon the latest news and the experiences of a scientist and scholar at the very heart of this ground-breaking project. Particular significance resides in the local concern with the profound changes brought about by the 15th-century Wars of the Roses and establishment of the Tudor dynasty, while the Cardiff Department of Archaeology’s own pioneering involvement in DNA research on Early Anglo-Saxon skeletons reflects the burgeoning potential of this scientific field. 

For more information about the work of the Centre for Medieval Society and Culture, please see http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/medievalsocietyandculture/index.html

Free event, all welcome.

 

Cynhelir Darlith Goffa Henry Loyn 2014 ar 11 Chwefror 2014 yn Ystafell 0.22 yn Adeilad Cyfraith, Museum Avenue, Caerdydd, yn dechrau am 5.45 y.p. Y darlithydd eleni bydd Dr Turi King, Darlithydd yn Geneteg yn Adran Geneteg ac Ysgol Astudiaethau Hanesyddol, Prifysgol Caerlŷr. Pwnc cyffrous ei darlith (yn Saesneg) yw:

The Grey Friars Project: Finding Richard III

 

Un o’r digwyddiadau mwyaf annisgwyl a phryfoclyd yn hanes archeoleg ym Mhrydain yw’r ymchwiliad a’r darganfyddiad o olion y Brenin Richard III, cafodd ei ladd mewn brwydr yn erbyn Harri Tudur yn Bosworth ar 22 Awst 1485. Mae’r dadleuon parhaol dros gorff Richard, yn enwedig am le y ddylai cael ei gladdu unwaith ac am byth, yn ein hatgoffi ni’n gryf o’r cwestiynau moesegol ac emosiynol sy’n perthyn i astudio gweddillion dynol. Ar yr un pryd, mae’r gwaith cloddio a’r dadansoddiadau a dechreuodd yn 2011 wedi dangos gwerth ymchwil archeolegol i trafodaethau hanesyddol, hyd yn oed i’n dealltwriaeth o ddigwyddiadau ar drothwy yr oes fodern. Mae pwysigrwydd y maes archeogeneteg yn gryfhau’n gyflym ac yn sylweddol, wrth i’r atyniad a dehongliad DNA hynafol droi yn realiti.

Bydd Darlith Goffa Henry Loyn eleni, felly, yn darparu i’r gynylleidfa yng Nghaerdydd gyfle i glywed ac ystyried y newyddion diweddarach, a phrofiadau y gwyddonydd oedd yn nghanolog i’r prosiect arloesol hwn. Mae pwnc y darlith hefo arwyddocâd arbennig i hanes Cymru a’r newidiadau dwfn ddilynodd Rhyfel y Rhosynnau ac sefydliad llinach y Tuduriaid. Y mae gan Adran Archeoleg Caerdydd gysylltiad arloesol â gwaith ymchwil aDNA o ran sgerbydau Eingl-Saeson cynnar, a mae darlith gyhoeddus yn y maes yn adlewyrchu ac yn tanlinellu blodeuad a photensial y maes hwn.


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Cardiff University, Law Building, Lecture Theatre 0.22 [ground floor]
Park Place
Cardiff
CF10

United Kingdom

Tuesday, 11 February 2014 from 17:45 to 19:00 (GMT)


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