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 a reception in the McMillan Room, William Robertson Wing.

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars begin at 18.00 on Thursdays in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place.

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Event schedule

Semester 1 2018
Date Speaker Topic
Thursday 20 Sept

Claudia Glatz (University of Glasgow) 

‘Transitional landscapes and borderland communities in the Zagros-Mesopotamian interface’

Thursday 27 Sept

Eberhard Sauer (University of Edinburgh), Jebrael Nokandeh (National Musuem of Iran), Hamid Omrani Rekavandi (Gorgan Wall Base) and Davit Naskidashvili (Tblisi State University)

'The Late Antique world‘s largest fortresses, mountain warfare in the Caucasus and the defence of Sasanian Persia
Thursday 4 Oct

Mohamed Kenawi (University of Oxford)

EAMENA in Egypt: The quest for endangered living archaeology
Thursday 11 Oct

Fatma Keshk (Freie Universität Berlin)

'Layout and functions of open spaces in Egyptian settlement sites from the Predynastic Period until the end of the Middle Kingdom Period: Archaeological and ethnographic approach'
Thursday 18 Oct

Susanna Harris (University of Glasgow)

'Textiles of the late Bronze Age – focus on Must Farm'
Thursday 25 Oct

Mark Weeden (University of London)

Women's agency on hieroglyphic seals and sealings in Late Bronze Age Anatolia
Thursday 1 Nov

Ulf Schoop (University of Edinburgh)

‘Evil babies, cheese fighting and heavy drinking: the beginnings of social inequality in prehistoric Anatolia’
Thursday 8 Nov

Hossein Habibi (University of Edinburgh)

The central Zagros during Late Antiquity: Socio-economic transition'
Thursday 15 Nov

Laura Girdwood (University of Edinburgh)

'The evolution of dental and diet disease in Scotland: 300-1600 AD'
Thursday 22 Nov

Laura Basell (Queen's University Belfast)

'Shiharazad’s baths: 1001 tales of Zanzibar nights'

Thursday 6 Dec Eduardo Sánchez Moreno (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid)

'Celtiberians on the fringes of Rome: from oppida to civitates’

Further information

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

Dr Guillaume Robin (, Dr Joanne Rowland (

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.