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Department of Archaeology Professor helps establish Birds of East Berlin exhibition

Posted on Tuesday 12 November 2019

To coincide with the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a new exhibit has gone on display at the Stiftung Berliner Mauer on Bernauer Strasse, Berlin.

New Frontiers in Heritage Science Project awarded £111,006 in funding

Posted on Friday 8 November 2019

Funds will be used to purchase a high-spec SEM-EDX microscope for the PalaeoHub

York archaeologists help to uncover the remains of Americans killed in World War II

Posted on Monday 4 November 2019

American and British veterans work together to bring home the remains of US aircrew.

Molly Hardman Wins Prestigious Prehistoric Society Undergraduate Dissertation Prize

Posted on Monday 4 November 2019

Dissertation title: Magdalenian Minds: An evaluation of the role of cognition in mobiliary art of the Magdalenian

York researchers use storytelling and immersive technologies to connect us to our past, present and future

Posted on Wednesday 30 October 2019

The EU-funded EMOTIVE Project demonstrates its outcomes at a public event at Glasgow’s Hunterian Museum on 30 October

The Staffordshire Hoard published

Posted on Monday 28 October 2019

Two of the department's honorary fellows edit a new book detailing the discovery and analysis of the hoard

Kate Giles receives Honorary Associate Professorate from Aarhus University, Denmark

Posted on Friday 25 October 2019

Giles also gave an inaugural lecture: Public buildings, shaping urban landscapes

New publication: Thinking Gender Differently: New Approaches to Identity Difference in the Central European Neolithic

Posted on Tuesday 22 October 2019

Dr Penny Bickle has published a new article on Neolithic gender in the Cambridge Archaeological Journal

Upcoming events

Mon
18
Nov

The Dry Stone Enclosures of the Traditional Villages of the Island of Sumba, Indonesia

Dr Anthony Denaire of the University of Burgundy introduces his ethnographic work on the traditional villages of the Island of Sumba, Indonesia.

Tue
19
Nov

Remembering slavery in the ‘slaving capital of the world’: Liverpool and the legacy of the past

Jessica Moody will discuss her research mapping Liverpool’s public memory of slavery over 200 years to explore this dissonant heritage in the historic ‘slaving capital of the world’.

Tue
19
Nov

Archsoc's Pints and Postholes

A series of talks by members of the department about their current research and interests, followed by a short Q&A.

Tue
21
Jan

Embracing creativity: crafting heritage and mental wellbeing for the post-conflict Middle East

Dr Zena Kamash will explore how creative, people-focussed approaches to heritage can rebuild a sense of individual and community pride and promote mental well-being in post-conflict situations.

Tue
28
Jan

Digital Cultural Heritage, replication and integration

Stuart Jeffrey will examine the production of digital heritage objects, how this content can be delivered for diverse audiences and how the integrated whole can be meaningfully constructed as a new object with its own biography.

Tue
11
Feb

From matters of fact to matters of concern at RHS Garden Wisley

Dr Andrew Cochrane from the Royal Horticultural Society will discuss the need to present science not as facts, but as the presentation of perspectives that help people make judgments, and how this need has informed the creation of the National Centre for Horticultural Science and Learning at RHS Wisley, opening in late 2020.

Tue
18
Feb

Whose Objects? Towards amplifying the voice, visibility, and validity of Egyptian communities in Western museums

In this talk Heba Abd el Gawad uses Egyptian social media perceptions and representations of ancient Egyptian collections in Western museums and her recent Listen to Her! exhibition at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian archaeology to demonstrate that Western museums have a responsibility to forge relationships with modern Egyptian communities.

Tue
25
Feb

Measures of Emotion: Feeling out the Tools of Emotion Research in the Heritage and Culture Sector

Jess Hoare will use research from a number of exhibitions and museum sites to examine the question of what is felt in museums and how this act of feeling might be understood in terms that reflect the difficult & conflicted nature of our personhood.