Archaeology events

Upcoming events

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.