School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Mediterranean Archaeology seminars

The Mediterranean Archaeology research seminars take place weekly on Mondays at 1pm 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 on Mondays 1-2pm in the William Robertson Wing, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place. Please see below for room details.

Find the venue

Event schedule

Semester 2 2019-20
Date Speaker Topic Venue
Monday 20 Jan

Ben Russell

'The "Place of Palms" at Aphrodisias (Turkey): From Roman park to Ottoman village'

Monday 27 Jan Eberhard Sauer, Jebrael Nokandeh, Hamid Omrani Rekavandi and Davit Naskidashvili

'Ancient arms race: Frontier walls and mega-fortresses of the Sasanian empire (Georgia and Iran). Fieldwork of the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicraft and Tourism Organisation and the Universities of Edinburgh and Tbilisi'

Monday 3 Feb

Alastair Small

'Pompey in Apulia (Italy)'

Monday 10 Feb

Hugh Jeffrey

'Byzantine Aphrodisias (Turkey)'

Monday 24 Feb

Riley Snyder

'Lesser-known industries in the construction of late antique capital cities: evidence from Ravenna (Italy) and Constantinople (Turkey)'

Monday 2 Mar

Beatrijs De Groot

'The shape of a craft: Tracing the potter’s wheel in the Iron Age western Mediterranean'

Monday 9 Mar

Jim Crow and Christianna Veloudaki 

'Kastro Apalirou and Byzantine Naxos (Greece): The "downstairs" view' 

Monday 16 Mar

Sandra Bingham

'Pirates and plunder: The rediscovery of ancient Carthage (Tunisia)'

Monday 23 Mar

Louise Blanke

'1,600 years of Coptic Christianity: Heritage and archaeology at the White Monastery Federation (Egypt)'

Monday 30 Mar Anja Slawisch

'Archaeological landscapes of the Milesian Peninsula: Insights from the Project Panormos Survey (Turkey)'


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.