The Archaeology research seminars take place weekly on Thursdays and are open to all.
The Archaeology seminars provide an opportunity for discussion of current research developments on a range of archaeological themes from diverse chronological and geographical areas.
The talks are open to all. Sessions are followed by an informal gathering in a local pub.
Unless otherwise stated, the seminars begin at 18.00 on Thursdays in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place.
|Thursday 26 January||Robin Bendrey (University of Edinburgh)||
'High on a hill was a lonely goat herd: The emergence of animal husbandry in the Neolithic Zagros mountains'
|Thursday 2 February||
Tom Gardner (University of Edinburgh)
'The most boring sites with which a field archaeologist must deal: Reevaluating burnt mound deposits through geoarchaeology'
|Thursday 16 February||
Rachel Ives (Natural History Museum with AOC Archaeology Group)
|'Teeming with disease and death: Insights from an excavation of mid-19th century burials from Bethnal Green, London'|
|Thursday 23 February||
Tara Copplestone (University of York/Aarhus University)
|'Playful pasts: Game design for and about archaeology?'|
|Thursday 2 March||
Joanne Rowland (University of Edinburgh)
|'A necropolis in the north of Athribite nome: Seeking Djed-Hor's falcons in the central Nile Delta'|
|Thursday 16 March||
Peter Halkon (University of Hull)
|'New research on the Iron Age landscape of the Yorkshire wolds'|
|Thursday 23 March||
Candace McGovern (University of Reading)
|'A woman’s world: A bioarchaeological approach to the urban Romano-British female lifecourse'|
|Wednesday 29 March||
Kristin Leith (University of Exeter)
'Manly hearted’ Mycenaeans (?): challenging preconceptions of warrior ideology in Mycenae’s Grave Circle B'
With Gender History Network
|G11, William Robertson Wing. Old Medical School, Teviot Place|
|Wednesday 5 April||
Edinburgh PG Research Workshop
|Thursday 6 April||
Alexandra Guglielmi (University College Dublin)
|'In the eye of the beholder - Roman personal ornament beyond the Imperial frontiers'|
|Thursday 13 April||
Michael Harris (University of Edinburgh)
|'Rocks, bones and the weather; is that all there is? - Perceptions of the Palaeolithic'|
If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the organisers Catherine Shupe and Graeme Erskine.
You may also be interested in the regular seminars organised by our student Archaeology Society or our postgraduate Archaeology seminar series.
Archaeology postgraduate seminars
The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers an exciting programme of seminars across many subjects areas. Visit the research seminars website to find out what else is happening.