Events archive

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.

YourDIG: Melting Pot Exhibition Launch

Thursday 31 January 2019

Steve Ashby's Melting Pot Project collaborated with A-level science students from York College to carry out some experimental archaeology to see if we could replicate how Vikings cooked

What has driven Mediterranean landscape change since the Neolithic: human or natural agencies?

Monday 28 January 2019

This talk will present the results of an inter-disciplinary project which has studied the Mediterranean during the Holocene and reconstructed socio-environmental changes in the landscape.

London Mithraeum: A New Light on London’s Roman Temple of Mithras

Tuesday 22 January 2019

Louise Fowler of MOLA discusses work conducted on the London Mithraeum Bloomberg SPACE, built around reconstructed remains of a Roman Temple of Mithras in London.

Telling the whole story: publishing sites in a developer-funded context

Monday 21 January 2019

This talk will highlight the challenges of reconstructing the past uncovered at archaeological sites for publication, and suggest potential ways to address these difficulties.

Re-Thinking Digital Heritage Research: Practices, Epistemologies and Ethics

Tuesday 15 January 2019

Chiara Bonacchi uses her experience in digital heritage - through both digital cultural engagement and data science applied to heritage research, to reflect on the transformations that digital heritage research is undergoing in a world of 'big data'.

Enrico Crema

Monday 14 January 2019


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

Friday 11 January 2019

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

Locating Sites of Music Pilgrimage in London

Tuesday 27 November 2018

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.

Constructing Stonehenge, Creating its Landscape c1860-1960.

Tuesday 20 November 2018

Martyn Barber, Senior Researcher with Historic England's Aerial Investigation & Mapping team, will examine the causes, aims and motivations behind some of the late 19th and early 20th century ‘restorations’ at Stonehenge. A narrative which views the transformation from a privately-owned and neglected ruin transformed, via essential maintenance and repair, into a unique expression of Neolithic beliefs and achievement overlooks the underlying complexities.

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

Monday 19 November 2018

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.

Foreground Activity, Background Architecture & Heritage

Tuesday 13 November 2018

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.

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

Monday 12 November 2018

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.

Book Launch: Affective Geographies of Transformation, Exploration and Adventure

Friday 9 November 2018

York Alumni Hayley Saul and Emma Waterton host a discussion and wine reception to celebrate new publication

Between Avebury and Stonehenge. The Neolithic monuments of the Pewsey Vale

Friday 9 November 2018

Jim Leary presents the results of recent archaeological investigations in the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire. These excavations focus on Marden henge - the largest henge in the country - and other nearby monuments.

Looking Out, Looking In – Island Archaeology and Heritage in Jersey

Tuesday 6 November 2018

Jon Carter uses his work in Jersey to discuss issues of heritage management on small islands, including pressure on land use, contested versions of identity, and limited access to national and international support, and highlights the need to develop and strengthen partnerships.

Keeping St Denys acephalous, and other considerations in participative church conservation

Tuesday 30 October 2018

A pretentious title for a pragmatic talk on the challenges and opportunities of using participatory practice in conservation projects, based on the recently completed work at St Denys church, York.

Kingship and Society in Northern Pictland

Monday 22 October 2018

Since 2012 the University of Aberdeen has been conducting large-scale excavations on a series of power centres of Northern Pictland. This talk will showcase the results of these excavations and reflect on the emergence of kingship in northern Britain in the late Roman and early medieval periods.

Collecting Diversity for Heritage Futures

Tuesday 16 October 2018

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.

Contrasts and contradictions: The materiality of resilience, change and intervention in the North East 1929-39

Monday 15 October 2018

Ronan O'Donnell and Kayt Armstrong present their work with David Petts on the 'Landscapes of the Great Depression' project. They will show how industrial landscapes changed over the interwar period, using case studies to highlight how the economic depression was tackled in different ways through schemes concerned with material features of industrial society, poverty or unemployment; such as housing, environment, land settlement and agriculture, and health.

LANDE: the Calais "Jungle" and Beyond

Tuesday 9 October 2018

Rachael Kiddey, Sarah Mallet, and Dan Hicks, from the School of Archaeology and the Pitt Rivers Museum at the University of Oxford, discuss their work on the forthcoming museum exhibition "Lande: the Calais "Jungle" and Beyond", dealing with topics including the impact of the refugee crisis of 2015 on European ethnological museums and contemporary archaeology and activism in the context of the Calais "Jungle" and beyond.