Archaeology events

Upcoming events

Tue
22
Oct

Your DIG - Working Towards a Model of Participatory Interpretation

Jen Jackson, the Community Engagement Manager for the York Archaeological Trust, discusses the 'Your DIG' programme, a series of collaborative exhibitions highlighting a range of community-led initiatives, and highlights the participatory interpretation techniques used.

Tue
5
Nov

Rage against the machine: Inclusion, Activism and Power in Creative Digital Heritage

Katherine Cook from the University of Montreal will offer a critical appraisal of the uses and effects of digital applications in archaeology, examining the complicated relationship between risk taking and power, research and activism.

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
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.