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The CBA SE Annual Conference: What is new from commercial archaeology in the South-East?

Organised by the Council for British Archaeology South-East in partnership with the Sussex School of Archaeology & History




Saturday 18th November 2023

Kings Church Hall, Lewes



FREE parking for those attending the symposium is available at Sackville House, Brooks Close, Lewes, BN7 2FZ

There is also a limited amount of parking available at Kings Church on a first come first served basis

Next Courses and Events

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About our courses and events

During the Covid pandemic and lockdown restrictions, we developed new online offerings to add to our previous ones, such as our popular face-to-face annual Sussex Archaeology Conference which remains the main county-wide event each year for the presentation and public discussion of recent archaeological research in Sussex. We also decided to expand our remit to cover aspects of History, especially the Local History of Sussex and the South-East - hence our new expanded name of The Sussex School of Archaeology and History (SSA&H) - and our new annual history conference at Lewes in October. Our reasons for such developments are firstly the widespread public appreciation of the likes of Zoom Online Technology, and the massive gaps in our region of the provision of local courses, events and conferences for those interested in archaeology and/or local history.  Our two main annual conferences are currently held at Kings Church Lewes (archaeology in March; history in October).  These are now available both face-to-face and online by zoom.  Attending in person at Lewes however has the advantage of meeting speakers, other networking, and being able to view stands and bookstalls run by various organisations in the region.

We are currently preparing our Spring programme of short online courses and lectures, as well as our March and October conferences.  We are also hoping to offer a Study Tour to Crete for September 2024.  The lectures will now include those previously run by the University of Sussex Archaeological Society (USAS) which has been taken over by the Sussex School of Archaeology and History.  The March Conference, which is being run in association with the Roman Study Group of the Surrey Archaeological Society, will examine and discuss 'The Disposal of the Dead in Iron Age and Roman South-East England'. 


For details of our Spring 2024 courses and events, including the proposed tour to Crete,  please keep an eye on this website or email or join our Facebook site.

Dr David Rudling, FSA, MCIfA, Academic Director

The Sussex School of Archaeology and History



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