Archaeology events

Upcoming events

Wed
17
Oct

Collecting Diversity for Heritage Futures

Sefryn Penrose and Esther Breithoff introduce the concept of Diversity and its safeguarding within the context of biological, cultural, genetic, and linguistic ex situ conservation practices. Drawing on their work with the Heritage Futures project, they suggest that exploring diversity conservation comparatively has the potential to inform both practitioners and publics about the divergent and sometimes conflicting futures which each field of practice is engaged in producing on behalf of humanity.

Mon
5
Nov
Mon
12
Nov

The Expendables: Bioarchaeological Evidence for Child Labour during the Industrial Revolution in 18th-19th century England

Dr Becky Gowland, of Durham University, will discuss structural inequalities on children during the industrial revolution based on bioarchaeological isotopic evidence from sites in the north of England.

Tue
13
Nov

Foreground Activity, Background Architecture & Heritage

Simon Baker uses his experience in founding architectural practice 'Group Ginger' to explore how the role of architects might be developed into that of concept managers or curators with on-going relationships to place-making, influencing policy, defining space, public use and participatory involvement.

Mon
19
Nov

A list of luggage from the Indian Ocean world – towards a high-definition “archaeology” of text?

Elizabeth Lambourn of De Montfort University uses the eleventh- and twelfth-century 'India Book' documents to highlight debates around the use of textual sources in archaeology and to address the lack of archaeological information available for the area around the Indian Ocean.

Tue
27
Nov

Locating Sites of Music Pilgrimage in London

On January 10th 2016, fans flocked to Tunstall Road, Brixton to leave flowers and offerings in front of a mural depicting Aladdin Sane, a character developed by David Bowie, who had died that day. Hilary Orange of the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany, and Paul Graves-Brown, Honorary Research Associate at York, will discuss the social, material and cultural forces which lead to certain London locations becoming sites of musical pilgrimage, and the acquisition and display of tribute materials that are now held within museum and archive collections. Please note the earlier start time of 17:00.

Fri
11
Jan

Exhibition Launch: Buildings that Fill My Eye - The Architectural Heritage of Yemen

Public lecture by Emeritus Professor Trevor Marchand of the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), London: What Future for Yemen’s Architecture?

Mon
14
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