Talking Stones: the Glasgow RMMC


IMG_7516 Stones on display at Govan

IMG_20150413_170359 Dr Forsyth giving her keynote address in Govan church

I’ve just returned from a specialist interdisciplinary international workshop of the RMMC (Runes, Monuments and Memorial Carvings) hosted by the Department of Archaeology at the University of Glasgow and deftly co-organised by Anouk Busset and Dr Elizabeth Pierce. We enjoyed two days of papers on a wide range of topics exploring mainly early medieval memorials and monuments from Scandinavia and the British Isles, as well as a few papers from farther afield in time and space. There were many highlights so I won’t pick out any specific papers.

Ok, I guess I should mention an interesting paper by my Chester colleague Dr Adrian Maldonado; he gave an excellent appraisal on the hitherto neglected early medieval simple cross-incised stones from across Scotland. Adrian’s paper stuck in my mind in particular because he was tackling rather modest…

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