We are excited to announce 2022's Keynote Speaker

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Dr David Petts - Durham University
'Island transformations: uncovering early medieval Lindisfarne'

Lindisfarne is one of the most iconic sites from early medieval Northumbria. Site of the creation of the Lindisfarne Gospels, centre of the Cult of Saint Cuthbert and location of one of the first Viking attacks in Britain, it is a site which is seemingly well understood. However, in recent years, both new archaeological work and a re-assessment of the documentary record is beginning to make our understanding of the monastery and its trajectory more complex. In this paper I want to explore how new research can transform our knowledge of a site, and potentially change narratives that have been long established and other new readings of an old site.