Excursion to York

The Bodies Ignored/Obsessed series, in association with the LUU Medieval Society, invites historians on an excursion to York, which will include visits to various venues and specialised tours.

The day trip will include visits to the JORVIK Viking Centre, the Yorkshire Archaeological Trust Collections, and Barley Hall. Attendees will see JORVIK after the recent refurbishments, and Chris Tuckley, the Head of Interpretation at the Yorkshire Archaeological Trust (and an IMS alumnus), will discuss some of the human remains from the Swinegate excavation that are on display at JORVIK. 

The Yorkshire Archaeology Trust Collections tour will include a hot drink and a behind the scenes tour not usually open to the public, which will provide exclusive knowledge of how the collections are preserved, catalouged, and stored.  

Barley Hall, a stunning medieval house once home to the Priors of Nostell and a Lord Mayor of York, has been beautifully restored, and Chris Tuckley will provide a specialised tour. 

Joanna Phillips, an IMS alumnus, will conclude the day by giving a presentation titled, 'Illness, Wounding and Suffering during the Crusades of the 12th and 13th Centuries'.  

Tickets are limited and available on a first come, first serve basis. The ticket price includes entries and tours at all venues, but not travel expenses. Cost: £15 (LUU Medieval Society member); £20 (nonmember)

This event was part of the Bodies Ignored/Obsessed 2017-18 series, organised as part of the Leeds Postgraduate Conference held on 4-6 May 2018, titled 'Medieval Bodies Ignored: Politics, Culture & Flesh'.

Location details 

Various venues in York; beginning the trip meeting at York Train Station 9:45am to go to the York Archaeological Collections.