School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Archaeology seminars

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 seminars 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. 

Time and location

The Archaeology Seminar Series 2022/2023 will be centred on three main themes which form current research foci by staff: Heritage, European and World Archaeology, and Archaeology Sciences. All seminars will take place on Thursdays at 6pm. In person seminars will take place in LG.09, 40 George Square (unless otherwise stated).

Event schedule

Semester 1 2022/23

Date Speaker Title Notes
Thu 29 Sep

Dr Jon Henderson (University of Edinburgh)

'Pavlopetri: recording a submerged Bronze Age town'  
Thu 06 Oct

David Fontijn (University of Leiden)

Munro Lecture

CANCELLED 'The Bronze Age "destructive economy"'

 
Thu 13 Oct

Dr Paige West (Barnard College and Columbia University)

Munro Lecture

'Stepping up, mobilizing resources, and stepping back: An anthropology of anthropological collaboration?'

Lecture Theatre G.03, 50 George Square
Thu 20 Oct Dr Beatriz Marín Aguilera (University of Liverpool) 'Coloniality, Practices of Unknowing, and Archaeological Dilemmas' Register
Thu 27 Oct Dr Crystal Safadi (University of Southampton) 'Challenges and opportunities for the digital documentation of maritime heritage in the MENA region (MarEA Project)' Register
Thu 03 Nov Dr Jamie Forde (University of Edinburgh) 'Mesoamerican Spolia: Churches, Households, and Broken Sculpture in Colonial Mexico'  
Thu 10 Nov Dr Sam Hardy (Head of illicit trade research for the Heritage Management Organization) '"Ukrainian looters are Russian nationalists." The activities, ideologies and arguments of cultural property criminals during Russia's war on Ukraine' Register
Thu 17 Nov Dr Mark Altaweel (University College of London) 'AGUR: A Blockchain Tool to Vet and Detail Cultural Object Collections' Register
Thu 24 Nov Dr Rui Coelho (Durham University) 'How Can Archaeologists Work to Decolonize Europe?'  
Thu 01 Dec Dr Beatrijs de Groot (University of Edinburgh) 'Mass production and the spread of ceramic workshops in Iron Age Iberia: an archaeometric perspective'  
Thu 08 Dec Dr Patrick Roberts (isoTROPIC Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology & Department of Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for Geoanthropology, Jena, Germany)

'Isotopic approaches to palaeodiet, palaeoenvironmemt and palaeomobility: problems and potentials'

Screening Room, 50 George Square

Further information

If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact the coordinators Dr Arturo da Silva or Dr Chiara Bonacchi. You can also follow Edinburgh Archaeology on Twitter. and Instagram

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