Events archive

Deep Mapping in Cardigan Bay

Wednesday 22 November 2017

Erin Kavanagh will be discussing a multidisciplinary project exploring Cardigan Bay's heritage, bringing together work from academics and amateurs, locals and visitors.

Thinking differently? Autism and prehistoric art

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Disability History Month Lecture

Designing and Using Digital Games as Historical Learning Contexts

Tuesday 21 November 2017

Juan Hiriart discusses the connections between digital gaming and historical engagement and education.

Archaeology of the core: A new perspective on late Holocene sea-level change in the Northern Adriatic. A case study of an inundated prehistoric settlement in Zambratija Bay, Croatia.

Friday 17 November 2017

The lecture will be showing some of the results from the investigations on an inundated site in the Croatian Adriatic.

La Cotte de St Brelade and the Neanderthal archaeology of La Manche

Wednesday 15 November 2017

(5:30 pm start) Chantal Conneller and Matt Pope will be discussing the Palaeolithic archaeology of Jersey and the English Channel region.

Why does heritage research need Historic England? Why does Historic England need heritage research?

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Steve Trow will outline the role that Historic England plays in heritage research, some recent achievements and its direction of travel.

Egyptology expert Professor Joann Fletcher plays Assassin's Creed: Origins

Tuesday 14 November 2017

Watch live as an archaeologist explores the gorgeous locations of Cleopatra's Egypt, some based on real-life sites!

Other Cargoes: British Slave Ships and the Transportation of African Flora, Fauna and Artefacts 1680-1807

Wednesday 8 November 2017

Dr Jane Webster will be discussing the archaeology of slave ships.

Compost cities: urban decay, music, revolution and rebellion

Tuesday 7 November 2017

Greg Keeffe examines urban life and the Madchester Music scene, arguing that it was the failure of modernist town planning that inadvertently created the perfect physical environment for the development of youth culture.

One Moment in Time: How can archaeologists study events?

Friday 3 November 2017

Is it possible to have an archaeological analysis of an event that lasted for around five hours on the 16th August 1819?

A BAJR guide to life, the universe and everything (within an archaeological context)

Wednesday 1 November 2017

Nearly 20 years after the rise of BAJR – David Connolly, its founder, will look at the changing conditions, values and technology that shape archaeology today.

Conservation in Construction: how old buildings are made to matter

Tuesday 31 October 2017

Thomas Yarrow discusses his ethnographic work with building professionals and owners of historic buildings, looking at the ideas which underpin historic conservation.

“Lost in transition” – tracing human responses to climatic and environmental change in the Pleistocene-Holocene transition in north-western Europe

Friday 27 October 2017

My PhD project questions the artificial division between Palaeolithic, glacial archaeology and Mesolithic, post-glacial archaeology, while offering a broader European perspective on human adaptations to climate change.

The Heritage Jam 2017: a celebration of heritage outside the lines!

Friday 27 October 2017

The Heritage Jam 2017 Online: 18 September - 26 October In-Person: 27-28 October

Making Heritage: The Garage Manifesto

Thursday 26 October 2017

An exploration of garages in the former East Germany

Urban prehistory: a beginner's guide

Wednesday 25 October 2017

Dr Kenny Brophy will explore the role of prehistoric sites surviving in urban areas.

Curated Decay: Subtle Ambush or Slippery Slope?

Tuesday 24 October 2017

What new relationships with the past (and the future) might emerge from a heritage practice that works with — rather than against — transience and decay? Caitlin DeSilvey discusses her book 'Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving'.

The Rock-Art Landscapes of Rombalds Moor, West Yorkshire

Friday 20 October 2017

This study examines the views and the intervisibilities of rock-art sites on Rombalds Moor, and is a landscape- and fieldwork-based study of all the sites on Rombalds Moor.

Having a whale of a time: Neolithic, and later, finds at Cata Sand, Sanday, Orkney

Wednesday 18 October 2017

Dr Vicki Cummings will discuss the latest findings from Orkney, where insights into both Neolithic and 19th Century life have been revealed.

Understanding geomorphological controls on Palaeolithic artefact distribution: A geoarchaeological approach to Wadi Dabsa, Saudi Arabia.

Friday 13 October 2017

Understanding geomorphological controls on Palaeolithic artefact distribution: A geoarchaeological approach to Wadi Dabsa, Saudi Arabia.

Excavating Shakespeare’s Shoreditch - The Archaeology of London’s First Theatreland

Wednesday 11 October 2017

MOLA's senior archaeologist Heather Knight will discuss excavations of a 16th century playhouse.

What’s so funny about peace, love and understanding magnetometer data?

Wednesday 4 October 2017

Dr Chris Gaffney will explore the current and future role of geophysical surveys in archaeology.

CPD Short Course—Hot Mixed and Other Traditional Mortars for Conservation and Repair

Friday 22 September 2017

Lime has been used in building for millennia but its use in conservation is undergoing a revolution. This one-day course will help understand current research and best practise and how this is developing new approaches to traditional mortars for conservation and repair.

CPD Short Course—Digital Recording in Conservation and Heritage

Friday 15 September 2017

Digital recording is increasingly used in conservation and heritage for widening engagement and participation. This one-day course will help understand current approaches, research and best practice in digital recording for archaeological, conservation and heritage projects.

CPD Short Course—Digital Engagement in Conservation and Heritage

Thursday 14 September 2017

Digital media is increasingly used in conservation and heritage for widening engagement and participation. This one-day course will help understand current research and best practise in digital and social media for archaeological, conservation and heritage projects.

CPD Short Course—Energy Efficiency and Historic Buildings

Friday 8 September 2017

Energy efficiency is a key priority but poses particular issues for Historic Buildings. This one-day course will help to understand the relevance and apply the principles of the sustainable retrofit of traditional and historic buildings.

Life and Death in Post-Medieval Norway: a project analysing 17th-18thC burials from Kristiansand Cathedral

Thursday 7 September 2017

Yvonne F. Willumsen's presents the first scientific investigation of a post-medieval population​ from Norway​

Refugium: Time, Stone, Voice and Sound

Saturday 26 August 2017

Exploring the history of Creswell Crags through sound

Old pots, new maths: updating the Michelsberg Culture (Neolithic central Europe 4300-3500 cal BC)

Wednesday 19 July 2017

Georg Roth (Frei Universitaet Berlin) gives a lunchtime lecture on his research

Determining historic changes in the feeding ecology of cod (Gadus morhua) through the δ15N analysis of bone collagen amino acids

Friday 23 June 2017

Rachelle Martyn: This talk will present some preliminary findings from the analysis of cod (Gadus morhua) bone originating from the North Sea; comparing specimens from a temporal transect spanning the early medieval to modern periods.

University Archaeology Day 2017

Thursday 22 June 2017

Meet York lecturers and staff at the biggest Archaeology open day in the UK

Progression Programme 2017

Friday 16 June 2017

Doctoral student presentations

2017 Undergraduate Exhibition

Thursday 15 June 2017

Our undergraduate-curated exhibition brings you into the excavation trenches at Malton and beyond, into the arena of digital heritage, giving you an archaeological experience fit for the 21st Century!

First ceramics of Atlantic Europe: an approach from organic residue analysis

Friday 9 June 2017

Miriam Cubas: This presentation is focused on the earliest evidence of pottery use in the Atlantic coast of the European continent. It aims to establish the role of this technology in relation to the arrival of the first domesticates to the region.

Stewart Ainsworth and Tim Sutherland Hunt for York's Lost Roman Amphitheatre

Friday 2 June 2017

Archaeologists present evidence for the structure to lie under the King's Manor.

The Soundscape and its Significance in the Conservation of the Great Zimbabwe Landscape

Friday 2 June 2017

Ashton Sinamai: Through narratives, I explore the importance of the soundscape at Great Zimbabwe, to understand that connection between people and landscape.

Supporting Students and Colleagues after Triggering Article 50

Wednesday 31 May 2017

Part of the Equality and Diversity Discussion Series 2017: a series of short talks followed by discussions covering today’s serious issues in archaeological practice.

'Fishing down the bones’: Isotopic approach to the hake fishery in Iberia through time

Friday 26 May 2017

Laura Llorente-Rodriguez: In this presentation we present the decrease in the mean size of hake in the Iberian Peninsula since the Neolithic in an attempt to detect differences in the carbon and nitrogen isotopic values which could hint environmental or anthropic factors

The Government's Prevent Strategy

Wednesday 24 May 2017

Part of the Equality and Diversity Discussion Series 2017: a series of short talks followed by discussions covering today’s serious issues in archaeological practice.

The Viking Great Army and the Making of England

Friday 19 May 2017

Julian Richards: This talk will provides a fresh perspective on the Viking Great Army and its impact on Anglo-Saxon England, based on new research at three of its camps: Torksey, Repton and Aldwark.

Confronting Racism in Archaeology

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Part of the Equality and Diversity Discussion Series 2017: a series of short talks followed by discussions covering today’s serious issues in archaeological practice.

Understanding Late Pleistocene landscapes of Central Italy: a multidisciplinary approach

Friday 12 May 2017

Maurizio Gatta: The integration of different approaches will paint a broader and more complex picture of human and environmental factors on a regional scale, making a contribution to shed light on Italian prehistory.

Class and First Generation Experiences in Academic Archaeology

Wednesday 10 May 2017

Part of the Equality and Diversity Discussion Series 2017: a series of short talks followed by discussions covering today’s serious issues in archaeological practice.

Recent research on the aquatic Mesolithic of Southern Scandinavia

Friday 5 May 2017

Harry Robson: In this presentation I will draw upon two different projects, which demonstrate the use of aquatic resources by the populations of Southern Scandinavia and the circum-Baltic region.

Gender, Sex, and Heteronormativity in Archaeology

Wednesday 3 May 2017

Part of the Equality and Diversity Discussion Series 2017: a series of short talks followed by discussions covering today’s serious issues in archaeological practice.

About the management of "living animals" in ancient Mesoamerica

Friday 28 April 2017

Aurélie Manin: This presentation will describe recent advances made on the study of animal management in Mesoamerica and the analysis of the archaeological fauna in Tamaulipas, Mexico (13th-16th centuries AD).

Activity areas and social relations in the Upper Palaeolithic Volp caves

Wednesday 26 April 2017

Prof. David Lewis-Williams will discuss possible social activities in Upper Palaeolithic French caves