College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Munro Lectures

A series of public lectures from international scholars in the fields of archaeology and anthropology.

 
Photograph of Dr Robert Munro, anthropologist and archaeologist
Dr Robert Munro
Dr Robert Munro (1835-1920) was an Edinburgh graduate and a distinguished medical practitioner.
 
A keen archaeologist, he retired from practice in 1885 to devote himself to archaeology and, with Lord Abercromby, founded the tradition of international prehistoric archaeology in Edinburgh.
 

He established the Munro Trust in 1910, at the University of Edinburgh, bringing distinguished international scholars to the University to deliver lectures in the fields of anthropology and archaeology.

 

 

 

Previous Munro Lectures 

 

Munro Lecture - ‘A certain kind of English embryology?’

This 2018 Munro Lecture 'A certain kind of English embryology?: Biological translation and the 14 day rule’ will be delivered by Sarah Franklin, University Professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge, on 22 November 2018.

Munro Lecture - 'What archaeology can learn from art'

This 2018 Munro Lecture 'What Archaeology Can Learn from Art: Feeling the Impact of the Past' will be delivered by Benjamin Alberti, Professor of Anthropology at Framingham State University, on 29 November 2018.

Archive

Untidy pile of books
Details of previous lectures, including lecture abstracts where available, can be found here in our archive section.

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Contact details for further information on the Munro Lectures.