Join us on Saturday 4 April for a digital extravaganza: Special Offa: Communities and Offa’s Dyke. Follow the presentations via Facebook and Twitter, with links to the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory blog and YouTube! Here is the schedule for the day, starting with a 09.30 Introduction by Professor Howard Williams and concluding with Tragical History Tour of Offa’s Dyke at Trefonen and an Archaeosoup Live event at 6pm!
SPECIAL OFFA – Communities and Offa’s Dyke
GONE DIGITAL TO COMBAT COVID-19!
Saturday 4th April 2020
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/OffasDykeCollaboratory/
Twitter – https://twitter.com/ODCollaboratory
The Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory Blog: https://offaswatsdyke.wordpress.com/
Presentations will take the form of blog-posts, YouTube videos and Twitter presentations
Organised by Howard Williams and Pauline Clarke for the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory in liaison with Andy Heaton of the Trefonen Rural Protection Group (TRPG)
09.30–09.45 Introduction – Howard Williams
09.45–09.50 Welcome from King Rædwald of East Anglia – Paul Mortimer of Wulfheodenas
09.50–10.15 Launch of the Offa’s Dyke Journal volume 2 – Howard Williams
10.15–10.30 The Offa’s Dyke Conservation Management Plan – Dave McGlade
10.30–10.45 Trefonen’s Heritage and Offa’s Dyke – K Kimber, Artie Edmonds & Chris Woods
10.45–11.00 Offa’s Dyke Sonnet & Oswestry Round Challenge – Dave Andrews
11.00–11.15 The Offa’s Dyke Path’s 50th Anniversary – Dave McGlade
11.15–11.30 DIGITAL COFFEE BREAK WITH E-BISCUITS
11.30–12.00 Public Archaeology & Wat’s Dyke – Howard Williams
12.00–12.15 Caer Alyn: Wat’s Going On? – Alan Brown
12.15–12.30 Drawing People In: Comics and Borderlands Archaeology – John G. Swogger
12.30–12.45 YAC about Offa’s Dyke – Melanie Roxby-McKay and Ian McKay
12.45–13.00 The Northern Quest for Offa’s Dyke – Ray Bailey
13.00–14.00 HYPERLINKED BUFFET LUNCH
14.00–14.15 A Special Offa from the PAS: What early medieval material culture tells us about life in the Welsh Marches – Peter Reavill
14.15–14.30 Formation of the Anglo-Welsh Borderlands in the Early Middle Ages: Portable Antiquities in the Landscape – Pauline Clarke
14.30–15.00 Exploring (Remotely) the Affects of Offa’s Dyke within the Landscape – Liam Delaney
15.00–15.15 Digi-Dykes: Linear Earthworks Online – Chloe Bridge and Howard Williams
15.15–15.30 ONLINE AFTERNOON TEA BREAK WITH E-SCONES
15.30–15.40 Drone over Pen Offa – Julian Ravest
15.40–15.50 Discovering an Enclosure next to Offa’s Dyke – Julian Ravest
15.50–16.00 A Possible Roman Signal Station under Offa’s Dyke – Julian Ravest
16.30 Offa’s Dyke at Trefonen – The Special Offa Tragical History Virtual Tour –Howard Williams
18.00 #SpecialOffa ArchaeoS0up Live! – https://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up
Thank you, Professor Williams, for this wonderful event! We were planning to visit in person at Trefonen, but with lockdown…. Well, the online presentations made for our most relaxing day so far – no time to worry about the news!
I had my OS maps out to follow locations, and the beauty of online presentations meant I could replay, to check and think.
Thanks, Marion, for the feedback. It is most welcome!
Really enjoyed the whole event, including the interview on Archaeology Soup. We had planed on attending the live event as my Birthday day out, but the on-line event was a very good antidote to the current situation. As for feedback, the Lidar flyovers were so good, we keep playing them but they would have been enhanced with commentary as enthusiastic amateurs like us need help understanding what is being shown.
Thanks Peter, I’ll pass that feedback on to Liam. I know he was experimenting with commentaries, but the technology is new to him.