Events archive

Tending the ‘Contested’ Castle Garden: sowing seeds of feminist thought

Monday 20 January 2020

Dr Karen Dempsey (NUI Galway/University of Reading) presents results from the HERSTORY project, which challenged male-oriented views of the medieval world through reinterpretations of objects and spaces. This lecture particularly focuses on her work on gender and the lived experience of medieval castle gardens.

The many layers of Elizabeth Castle, Jersey: research and teaching above and below ground

Monday 13 January 2020

Join us for a lecture on the exciting work by the Elizabeth Castle Project team

Archsoc's Pints and Postholes

Tuesday 19 November 2019

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

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

Tuesday 19 November 2019

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’.

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

Monday 18 November 2019

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

Recording the First World War Home Front: a community engagement project

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Dr Claire Corkill will discuss some of the challenges of delivering a publicly led research project

Archaeology and Infrastructure: public money and public benefit?

Monday 11 November 2019

Dr Sadie Watson discusses methodologies which may be used to measure and analyse the public benefit of development-led archaeology.

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

Tuesday 5 November 2019

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.

The Three Chariots

Monday 4 November 2019

Paula Ware explores the spectacular series of Iron Age chariot burials MAP Archaeology Practice have uncovered in Pocklington, East Yorkshire

The Archbishop, the Antiquarian and the Wall Paintings of Pickering Church

Monday 28 October 2019

Dr Kate Giles discusses her recent work on the remarkably well-preserved medieval wall paintings of St Peter's church, Pickering.

Your DIG - Working Towards a Model of Participatory Interpretation

Tuesday 22 October 2019

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.

The society of prisoners: Anglo-French wars and incarceration in the eighteenth century

Tuesday 22 October 2019

Dr Renaud Morieux presents a talk on the detention of prisoners of war in the eighteenth century.

YOHRS: When lightning does strike twice; recovering from disasters

Tuesday 15 October 2019

Liz Davidson, the Senior Project Manager for the Mackintosh Building Restoration, discusses the process of recovery and rebuilding of both physical and less tangible aspects of this unique example of fin de siècle heritage after two devastating fires.

York Seminar: The case for an affective archaeology

Monday 14 October 2019

Dr Sara Perry

AHRC GCRF Network Showcase: Rising From the Depths

Monday 7 October 2019

A showcase of projects on marine cultural heritage in eastern Africa, funded by an AHRC GCRF network plus

Underworld encounters: recent fieldwork at the Covesea Caves

Monday 7 October 2019

An investigation of a coastal mortuary landscape with its origins in the Early Bronze Age

Exhibition Opening: YEAR Through the Years: Celebrating Experimental Archaeology at York

Thursday 3 October 2019

Curated by Dr Andy Needham, Dr Aimee Little, Matt von Tersch, and Andy Langley, this exhibition reveals how our researchers made a Mesolithic house, stone tools, prehistoric arrows, and more.

Mint Yard Lecture – The Images that Make Archaeology

Monday 30 September 2019

Join Dr Colleen Morgan as she examines the very beginnings of archaeological photography through to the most cutting edge technology available for recording the past.

From Past to Present at the King’s Manor

Saturday 21 September 2019

Come and discover the hidden histories of The King's Manor, a medieval building at the heart of York. Discover the building with our expert guides and find out about some our latest discoveries.

York's Conservation Alumni:sharing 30 years' international experience 1989 - 2019

Saturday 13 July 2019

This is a fantastic opportunity to come and hear from former students of the MA Conservation at the University of York

University of York Showcase for the 2019 Festival of Archaeology

Saturday 13 July 2019

Archaeology Activities for All Ages!

Society for Medieval Archaeology 2019 Annual Conference

Friday 5 July 2019

“The Long Black Death”: New Perspectives

Final Anniversary Lecture and wine reception

Friday 14 June 2019

Join us for a lecture and wine reception to celebrate the Department of Archaeology's 40th anniversary

Exhibition: "Things of Archaeology" and picnic

Friday 14 June 2019

Join us for a family picnic and exhibition to celebrate the Department of Archaeology's 40th anniversary

Disentangling Romanisation: the impact of Rome in Yorkshire

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Talk Title: The Roman Fort at Malton

Inequality - Lessons from History

Monday 10 June 2019

York Festival of Ideas Panel Discussion with Penny Bickle, David Wengrow (UCL), Kate Pickett (York) and Danny Dorling (Oxford)

Traditional Mortars Symposium

Monday 10 June 2019

The York symposium brings together all current thinking and knowledge about traditional mortars, presenting recent research outcomes, revised heritage agency guidance and case studies from around the UK, Ireland, Spain and Canada

Archaeology and the Image

Wednesday 5 June 2019

York Festival of Ideas Lecture: Dr Colleen Morgan

CANCELLED: Summer Term Anniversary Lecture: Professor Oliver Craig

Wednesday 5 June 2019

Talk Title: Feeding Stonehenge

Summer Term Anniversary Lecture: Professor Nicky Milner

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Talk Title: Star Carr

What the machine saw: Studying the trade in human remains in an era of big data

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Department of Archaeology Open Lecture

Public Lecture: Professor Rosemary Joyce

Thursday 23 May 2019

Confronting the Limits of Material Properties: From Kitty Litter to Granite in the Archaeology of Nuclear Waste

Summer Term Anniversary Lecture: The Making of Harewood and the Modern World

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Talk title: Making Harewood and the Modern World

Pint of Science: Ancient Tech

Monday 20 May 2019

York archaeology lecturers and students lecture on their research at a pub

Uncorking the history of winemaking with ancient DNA

Monday 20 May 2019

Learn what ancient DNA can tell us about winemaking

Summer Term Anniversary Lecture: Dr Stephanie Wynne-Jones

Wednesday 15 May 2019

Talk title: Objects and encounters at Songo Mnara

Summer Term Anniversary Lecture: Professor Martin Carver

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Talk Title: The Anglo-Saxon Royal Burial Ground at Sutton Hoo

Workshop on the Co-Design of Digital Experiences in Archaeology

Monday 1 April 2019

Join us in York in April 2019 for a 2-day workshop exploring co-design for digital archaeology/heritage projects…

The Potential of Partners: The Mission to Find the Missing

Friday 8 March 2019

The USA Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency works with local communities and conducts archaeological investigations to locate missing and dead soldiers

YAT Lunchtime Lecture: Malton Roman Fort, and what happened later

Wednesday 6 March 2019

AL Oswald gives a YAT lunchtime lecture on Malton Roman Fort

Reyahn King in Conversation with Sara Wajid

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Sara Wajid will host a special conversation with Reyahn King, Chief Executive of York Museums Trust, about access, diversity, representation and social change in the museums and heritage sector. Join us for this one-of-a-kind event!

Programmed for Affect: Thinking About Sensors and Senses in Heritage and Cultural Experiences

Tuesday 26 February 2019

Jess Hoare considers whether wearable technologies can further our understanding of the relationship between heritage and cultural spaces and their visitors.

Dismantling Ivory Towers: Archaeology, Conservation and Community Engagement in Turkey

Tuesday 19 February 2019

B. Nilgün Öz explores how community-focused projects take place during archaeological excavations in Turkey, identifying problems and opportunities for conservation, and discussing the impact of such projects on site conservation.

How to get a job in archaeology

Monday 18 February 2019

Malin Holst talks about how to get an archaeology job

Exhibiting the Icon of the Cold War: Approaches to Preserving and Communicating the Berlin Wall

Tuesday 12 February 2019

Axel Klausmeier, director of the Berlin Wall Foundation, discusses how the organization looks after the remains of the Berlin Wall, and how it functions as a site of tourism.

Cats, coffins and costumes: 100 years of scientific research at the British Museum

Monday 11 February 2019

Professor Carl Heron, the Director of Scientific Research at the British Museum, will give a talk on the work of laboratory research at the Museum, including the exploration of new approaches and how scientific research can be shared with public audiences.

The Staffordshire Hoard, 2009–2019: piecing together an Anglo-Saxon treasure

Monday 4 February 2019

The Staffordshire Hoard is an extraordinary assemblage of early Anglo-Saxon treasure, which was discovered in 2009 by metal-detection in the West Midlands. Find out about the five-year research programme on the Hoard which has led to major revisions in archaeological and historical understanding of the period.