School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Mediterranean Archaeology seminars

The Archaeology research seminars take place weekly on Thursdays at 18.00 and are open to all.

Seminar description

The Mediterranean Archaeology seminars provide an opportunity for discussion of current research developments on a range of Mediterranean archaeological themes from diverse chronological and geographical areas.

The talks are free and open to all. 

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars are 1-2pm in G.16 Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place.

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Event schedule

Semester 1 2019-20
Date Speaker Topic
Monday 23 Sept

Manuel Fernandez-Götz (Edinburgh) 

'Elite graves, hillforts and much more: New research in the Pozega Valley (Croatia)'

Monday 30 Sept Guillaume Robin (Edinburgh) 'Neolithic rock-cut tombs and settlements in Sardinia (Italy): Surveys and excavations 2017-2019​​​​​​'
Monday 7 Oct

Xavier Rubio-Campillo (Edinburgh) 

'Connectivity and territory in Caesar’s Civil War: The case of Puig Ciutat (Spain)'

'Monday 14 Oct

Gianluca Foschi (Newcastle)

'The basilica of Sant’Apollinare in Classe and scientific knowledge in the Late Antique Mediterranean'

Monday 21 Oct

Ulf-Dietrich Schoop (Edinburgh)

'Girls, ghosts and wandering cows at Camlibel Tarlasi. New research into the 4th Millennium BC in Central Anatolia (Turkey)'
Monday 28 Oct

Andrew Dufton (Edinburgh)

'Mapping the city and environs of Acholla (Tunisia)'
Monday 4 Nov

Louise Blanke (Edinburgh)

'Beyond the shadows of the monuments: Excavating daily life and urban infrastructure at Jerash (Jordan)'
Monday 11 Nov

John Bintliff (Leiden)  

'Towards the unknown region: Work, place, folk. Creating a new synthesis for archaeology' 
Monday 18 Nov

Joanne Rowland (Edinburgh)

'Reconsidering the first village in North Africa – the Neolithic settlement of Merimde Beni Salama (Egypt)’

Monday 25 Nov Jim Crow (Edinburgh) 'Kastro Apalirou and Byzantine Naxos (Greece): The ‘downstairs’ view'

Further information

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

Professor Jim Crow ( and Dr Ben Russell (

Other Archaeology seminars

You may also be interested in other regular Archaeology seminars:

Archaeology seminars  ArchSoc 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.