It’s almost here!

Just under two weeks to go until the PASt Explorers conference 2017 is underway! This year it takes place at National Museum Cardiff and the theme is Telling Tales. Over 1.3 million objects have been recorded onto the Portable Antiquities Scheme database and within each object is a potential tale from our past. The conference will celebrate and share some of these stories, from tales of discovery to the ways in which PAS data is being used to unlock our shared history.

If you haven’t got your free tickets yet, there’s still time to sign up. Just go to our Eventbrite page here.

Here is a list of speakers and their talks:

Lauren Speed, PASt Explorers Outreach Officer – Objects and story-telling

Rhianydd Biebrach, Saving Treasures; Telling Stories Project Officer – The Saving Treasures; Telling Stories Project

Steve Guy-Gibbens, PAS Volunteer – Roman phalera

Natasha Harlow, PAS Volunteer – We need to talk about Boudica

Stuart Elton, PAS Volunteer – How lead seals led me to become a PAS ‘guerrilla’ volunteer

Dominic Shelley, PAS Self-Recorder – The Visigoths of South West Cambridgeshire

Simon Nicholson, PAS Volunteer – Naughty Noah, Derbyshire Dollars and Gooseflesh

Emily Freeman & Evelyn Curl, PAS Volunteers – Watching the media watching us: experiences with the Shropshire Piano Hoard