Archaeology Seminar series (2011-2012)

The long established Archaeology Seminar Series is organised by postgraduates from within Archaeology at Edinburgh to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the promotion of new research and debate among the research community both within and outwith the University.

We also encourage you to come along to other archaeology related meetings held in the department such as the First Millennium Group on the first Tuesday of each month in the Meadows Lecture Theatre.

These seminars are open to all and debate traditionally continues informally at local Edinburgh Public Houses! This year's seminar series is organised by Dawn Gooney and Doug Rocks-Macqueen.

Our seminars will normally be held on Thursdays at 5.30pm in Room G16 (through Doorway 4 at Teviot Place) but please take note of the dates, times and locations of other meetings.

Semester 2 - 2011-12
DateEvent
19 JanuaryMUNRO LECTURE
26 JanuaryDawn McLaren - "Early Bronze Age children's burials in Britain: an overview"
2 JanuaryMichael Brown - "Landscapes of Settlement in South-East Cyprus: the Late Bronze Age Origins of a Phoenician Polity"
7 February (Tuesday)FIRST MILLENNIUM GROUP
16 FebruaryMUNRO LECTURE
22 February (Wednesday) Innovative Learning Week Graduate School Presentation Day
1 MarchDaniel Rhodes - "Building Colonialism: Historical Archaeology in East Africa"
6 MarchFIRST MILLENNIUM GROUP
16 MarchMUNRO LECTURE
22 MarchMurray Cook - "Rampart Scotland- Exploring the hillforts of Scotland"
29 MarchSara Khorasani - "Human impacts on the Holocene forests of northern Sweden: an investigation using insect fossil remains"
3 April (Tuesday)FIRST MILLENNIUM GROUP
Semester 1 - 2011-12
DateEvent
29 SeptemberGet-together at Malone’s Pub, Forrest Rd @ 5.30pm
4 October (Tuesday)FIRST MILLENNIUM GROUP
13 OctoberClassics Seminar Group in Meadows Theatre @ 5pm; Taylor Lauristen, Archaeology/Classics PhD, Edinburgh : ‘Rethinking the Pompeian house: a functional model.’
17 October (Monday)5pm - Archaeology Department Lecture - Professor R. J. A. Wilson (University of British Columbia): ‘Dining with the dead: new discoveries in early Byzantine Sicily.’
27 OctoberLisa Brown, Archaeology/Classics PhD, Edinburgh : 'Charon's obol? An archaeological study of the role of coins in Roman burial ritual.’
1 November (Tuesday)FIRST MILLENNIUM GROUP
10 NovemberRiley Snyder, Archaeology PhD, Edinburgh : 'The environment and the monumental: the impact of sourcing building materials for the construction of the water supply of Constantinople'
17 NovemberHelena Gray and Phil Richardson- 'Cairns, Vikings and Clearances: Ardnamurchan Transitions Project.'
24 NovemberTBC
1 DecemberElizabeth Corey-Lopez, Edinburgh: ‘Human Interaction with the materiality of picrolite: a view of Cyprus in the 4th and 3rd Millennium.’
6 December (Tuesday)FIRST MILLENNIUM GROUP

Programmes from previous years are still available.


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