Archaeology seminars

The Archaeology research seminars take place weekly on Thursdays and are open to all.

Seminar description

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.

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars begin at 18.00 on Thursdays in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place.

Event schedule

Semester 2 2017
Date Speaker Topic Notes
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'  

Further information

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the organisers Catherine Shupe and Graeme Erskine.

Graeme Erskine

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

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Catherine Shupe

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

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Dr Manuel Fernandez-Gotz

International & Erasmus exchange co-ordinator : Archaeology

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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Dr Guillaume Robin (

Other Archaeology seminars

You may also be interested in the regular seminars organised by our student Archaeology Society or our postgraduate Archaeology seminar series.

ArchSoc seminar series

Archaeology postgraduate seminars

Find out what else is on

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.