Friends of Malton Museum present “BOG BODIES”, an online illustrated talk byDr Melanie Giles
Wednesday 21ST April at 7.30 pm. All welcome
Many in Slingsby will have heard Mel’s entertaining talks on a variety of topics.
Bog Bodies: face-to-face with the past’ In this lecture, Dr Melanie Giles will explore the iconic phenomenon of well-preserved human ‘mummies’ from the peat bogs of north-western Europe. She will explore how our changing relationship with these wetland environments has shaped the reception of these remains, examining the different techniques through which they have been conserved and curated. She will compare different explanations for their often violent deaths before discussing the ‘cold case’ of Worsley man: Manchester Museum’s own ‘bog head’ and the new research which tells a rather different story of his death in the context of the Roman conquest of the north. Finally, she will discuss issues around their exhibition, display and continuing hold upon our imagination, arguing they have to power to both appal yet impel us to form new relationships with the bog itself.
The Friends of Malton Museum are delighted to extend an invitation to their January lecture, to be given by Gillian Waters. Please act by 15th January (see below) if you would like to attend this online event.
Lecture date and time: Thursday 21st January 2021 at 7.30.
“Family History Myths and Lies – Untangling a Petyt Pedigree”. Can we trust the family stories we uncover?
Gillian Waters is an experienced educator with substantial experience of classroom, on-line and museum education, having taught in schools, universities and museums for over 25 years. She has an extensive repertoire of lectures on conquests from Medieval times – however in this rather dreary month we have chosen a more light hearted subject. We hope you enjoy it.
To receive an invitation to join the lectures, please email [email protected]. by 15th January.
Project Emily? You may well ask.. Find out, among other things, why nuclear missiles were deployed around Driffield in the early 60s and what role they played in the Cuban Missile Crisis, which brought the world to the brink…
This is another online talk brought to us by the Friends of Malton Museum. Although the nominal deadline has passed, it may be possible to join the lecture by emailing [email protected] without delay.
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