SCA Conference 2018

The Commemoration of Conflict

Fallen, Martin Waters, Hull Minster

'Fallen', a 2013 installation to commemorate The Great War by artist Martin Waters, in Hull Minster (

The 2018 Conference will be held at The Guildhall in Hull, the 2017 UK City of Culture, on 14-16 September, 2018. The conference will address the themes of war and commemoration in churches and churchyards, not only taking into account the centenary of the end of the Great War, but also considering the implications of war and memorials throughout the medieval and early modern periods. We will also focus on ecclesiastical expressions of conquest and remembrance of the dead.

On Friday September 14th, conference delegates who have already arrived will be offered a guided tour of Hull Minster, followed by an informal dinner in town at the historic 16th-century pub Ye Olde White Harte.

On Saturday September 15th, the conference will begin with a full programme of lectures on a range of topics relevant to conflict and commemoration, ranging in date from the Pictish and Anglo-Saxon eras to the memorials of 20th-century wars. In the evening, delegates will be given a walking tour of Hull led by the society's Chair Brian Ayers, followed by the conference dinner at The Minerva, on Hull's waterfront.

On Sunday September 16th, we will undertake a coach tour to a number of East Yorkshire's finest church sites.

Conference programme and booking information
Full programme and booking form

This year we are again offering a small number of student bursaries, which will cover the £45 conference fee for Saturday. See here for more information and how to apply.

If you would like to pay for the conference online, rather than by cheque, you may do so through the Society for Church Archaeology's PayPal account ( Please return the conference booking form as usual by post or email (to, and note on it that you will be paying online. In PayPal, choose "pay for goods and services" and enter the Society's email address. Use the reference "SCA Canterbury" plus your name in the "notes for seller" box, so that we can match the payment with your booking form.

***In order to cover PayPal's processing fees, choosing to pay online will incur a £1.50 surcharge (please simply add it on to your total of conference fees.) If you have any questions about paying online, please email Aleks McClain at***

More information about Hull, accommodation, etc.
Hull-UK City of Culture 2017
Visit Hull and East Yorkshire
Welcome to East Yorkshire
Hull Minster
East Yorkshire Historic Churches
The Story of Hull in WW1