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
Thursday 14 September Bettina Arnold (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

'Keltenbräu: Power drinking in Iron Age Europe'

Thursday 21 September Manuel Fernandez-Gotz (University of Edinburgh) 'After the traces of Augustus: An archaeology of the Cantabrian Wars’
Thursday 28 September

Guillermo Diaz de Liano del Valle (University of Edinburgh)

‘Things as people among the Jivaroans? The relationship between personhood and material culture in Shuar societies’
Thursday 5 October

Guillaume Robin (University of Edinburgh)

‘Housing the dead: an ethno-archaeology of rock-cut tombs in traditional Tana Toraja (Sulawesi, Indonesia)’
Thursday 12 October

Lucia Michelin (University of Edinburgh)

'"The Brick Fever": Tracing the fluidity of Roman houses' boundaries through the analysis of changes in doors and windows'
Thursday 19 October

Jose Costa Garcia (University of Santiago de Compostela)

‘Facing the mirror: current state and challenges of Roman military archaeology in NW Iberia in a digital era’
Thursday 26 October

Nasser Al-Jahwari (Sultan Qaboos University, Muscat )

‘The Early Bronze Age Umm an-Nar community in Dahwa (DH1) mobility and exchange between Magan and Indus on the Batinah Coast, northern Oman’
Thursday 2 November

Anouk Lafortune-Bernard (Durham University)

‘Beyond the Buddhist circuit: Archaeology and community engagement in Nepal's Western Terai’
Thursday 9 November

Emily Hanscam (Durham University)

‘Beyond the frontier: Excavating the Romans in Romania’
Thursday 16 November

Meg Moodie (University of Edinburgh)

‘Tombs of trade: Megalithic burials and trans-Saharan trade in the ancient Maghreb’
Thursday 30 November

David Gonzalez Alvarez (Durham University)

‘Upland landscapes in the longue durée: the Cantabrian Mountains during Late Prehistory'
Thursday 7 December

Marc Vander Linden (University of Cambridge)

‘Farming data v2.0: Neolithic farming practices across the Adriatic and Danube catchments’

Further information

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the organisers.


Dr Manuel Fernandez-Gotz

International & Erasmus exchange co-ordinator : Archaeology

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Contact details

Dr Guillaume Robin (, Indi Reeve and Carlos Cáceres Puerto.

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.