Events archive

A Taste of Ancient Sicily: Food, farming and family life

Saturday 16 June 2018

Join us for a taste of ancient Sicily

Artefact Geographies of the Viking Age

Friday 8 June 2018

Mariana Munoz Rodriguez explains how ZooMS analysis of Viking antler hair combs can contribute to the biogeographical questions of Viking age/early medieval archaeology across northern Europe.

A PhD journey to three market towns in Lincolnshire.

Friday 1 June 2018

Planning a research route between Presupposition and Conclusion.

Fish Tails: Case studies of fish identification using ZooMS

Friday 25 May 2018

Kristine Richter will explain the benefits and limitations of using ZooMS to identify fish in the archaeological record.

Playing with Ethics: Preliminary Results of a Study of Public Perceptions of Archaeological Representation in Games Media

Friday 18 May 2018

Meghan Dennis's talk concerns how archaeological ethics are (or are not) impacting the public through their representation in video-games.

Adventures in archaeogenetics

Friday 11 May 2018

Matthew Teasdale will discuss recent developments in the field of ancient DNA and explore some of the exciting new avenues of research now available.

How to get a job in archaeology

Wednesday 9 May 2018

Malin Holst talks about employability opportunities in archaeology

Progressing heritage protection without change in legislation

Friday 4 May 2018

Claire Price argues that while we’re unlikely to see legislative change for heritage protection in the next decade (or longer), there are still plenty of ways to progress practice.

Exhibition Opening: Palaeolithic Landscapes of Wadi Dabsa, Saudi Arabia

Thursday 3 May 2018

Join us for the exhibition opening of Dr Robyn Inglis' fieldwork photographs from the SURFACE Project.

Industrial strength calculus: Looking the Industrial Revolution in the mouth

Friday 27 April 2018

Lisa MacKenzie presents a preliminary presentation on the findings so far of her research into human dental calculus from the cloth manufacturing towns of Halifax and Manchester, featuring some of the highlights. Examples of food adulteration and environmental contamination will be shown which can potentially provide insight into urban industrial living conditions.

Cancelled due to strike action

Friday 16 March 2018

Cancelled due to strike action

Sustaining public agency in caring for heritage: Critical perspectives on participation through co-design

Friday 9 March 2018

How can heritage professionals and researchers facilitate and sustain public agency in caring for heritage in the UK during austerity without exploiting volunteers or devaluing professionals? I will present the multi-method qualitative approach I have applied to exploring this question and some of the results it has generated. This will include analysis of how heritage organisations attempt to increase and sustain voluntary public efforts to care for heritage places and reflections on my own co-design project with three community groups in Yorkshire.

POSTPONED Deposition interrupted – The Must Farm Pile dwellings

Wednesday 7 March 2018

This event is postponed.

CANCELLED - Constructing Stonehenge, Creating its Landscape c1860-1960.

Tuesday 6 March 2018

Martyn Barber, Senior Researcher with Historic England's Aerial Investigation & Mapping team, will examine the the causes, aims and motivations behind some of the late 19th and early 20th century interventions 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.

Diet and lifeways from three Medieval English sites: Findings from microdebris analysis of dental calculus and experimental archaeology

Friday 2 March 2018

Finds in dental calculus from three different types of medieval site provides direct evidence of diet, trade/travel, craft activities/occupations, respiratory health and the surrounding environment that these individuals were living in.

CANCELLED - Trust, mistrust and identity construction at the time of Brexit

Tuesday 27 February 2018

Chiara Bonacchi, Co-Investigator Researcher at UCL's Institute of Archaeology, will explore the interlinking concepts of trust - neutrally understood - expertise, heritage and contemporary sentiments about Brexit.

Cancelled due to strike action

Friday 23 February 2018

Cancelled due to strike action

Archaeology and Placeshaping - why it is time to re-evaluate what we mean by developer led archaeological mitigation

Wednesday 21 February 2018

Neil Redfern, Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments at Historic England, will be sharing findings from the A1 project.

Selling Museums

Tuesday 20 February 2018

Dr Jamie Larkin examines commercial activity in the context of the museum; should it be resisted or embraced?

Mapping the Resilience of the York Historic Centre to Enhance the Community Local Flood Culture

Friday 16 February 2018

Historic built heritage is the tangible expression of the culture of a place. It represents the identity of a community in relation to its historical inheritance, aesthetic canons and system of beliefs. Natural disasters, such as flooding, constitute a violent interruption to the continuity of these tangible and intangible values. In this context of exceptional cultural emergency, community participation and the understanding of a local risk culture are considered key in the promotion of preventive measures and in reducing disaster vulnerability.

Digital Field Recording

Friday 16 February 2018

Digital Field Recording

Textile Conservation at the People's History Museum

Wednesday 14 February 2018

Jenny van Enckevort will be discussing conservation at the People's History Museum.

DIGIFACTS: Engaging with 3D Digital and Printed Replicas of Artefacts inside Museums

Tuesday 13 February 2018

Paola Di Giuseppantonio Di Franco presents the DIGIFACTS project, showing how new technologies affect museum practices and improve our understanding of how people perceive and interact with artefacts through different media, such as visual examination of original artefacts inside display cases, 3D digital replicas, and 3D prints.

On traces and reflexivity. Preliminary results for a comparative study of British approaches to excavation.

Friday 9 February 2018

In the last twenty years there has been a fruitful epistemic debate regarding field practice in Britain. Among the commonest topics are the interpretative nature of excavation and the standardization of recording forms. These polemics have been raised by three main factors: The emergence of commercial archaeology, the utter predominance of single-context recording and the professionalization of diggers, particularly since the PPG16 era.

Telling Time: Oscar Montelius and Britain

Wednesday 7 February 2018

Emilie Sibbesson, senior lecturer at Canterbury CC University, will share findings from the Telling Time project, which explores the history of archaeology and the influential legacy of Oscar Montelius.

The Duality of Heritage Epistemology: Understanding Time, Space and Heritagisation in Nigeria

Friday 2 February 2018

Until heritage is considered and understood based on the cosmological apprehension of time and space across cultures, achieving democratic inclusion in heritage management will remain an illusion

Cancelled - York Seminar Series 31st Jan

Wednesday 31 January 2018

Sadly the YSS talk is cancelled for 31st Jan, but please join us next week for some history of archaeology.

TBC

Tuesday 30 January 2018

TBC

Rare earth elements: An innovative tool for field archaeologists developed by the MATRIX project.

Friday 26 January 2018

Gianni Gallello explains how the MATRIX project has developed an effective tool to understand how natural and human activities are reflected in archaeological layers, using rare earth elements.

Hidden Manchester: excavating industrial workers’ housing in the Victorian Shock City

Wednesday 24 January 2018

Mike Nevell, Head of Archaeology at the University of Salford, will discuss excavations of workers' housing in Manchester and how archaeology can challenge our understanding of industrial Britain.

“It’s smaller than I thought”: Stonehenge in Virtual Reality

Tuesday 23 January 2018

Historic England's Head of Imaging, Paul Backhouse, examines how virtual reality can be used to present a prehistoric site to the public.

Virtual Reality and Storytelling for Viking Archaeology

Wednesday 17 January 2018

York's Gareth Beale will be discussing the potential of virtual reality in presenting archaeological findings.

Creating spaces for inter-subjectivity: designing for dialogue and empathy in exhibitions about migration

Tuesday 16 January 2018

This talk will explore the opportunities and the challenges that arise from the use of digital technologies and critical design in heritage and museum settings to engender dialogue around the sensitive topic of migration, drawing on the design process and the visitor experiences of the digital installation ‘Sit with Me’ in the permanent exhibition ‘Destination Tyneside’ in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Raising Horizons Exhibition Launch

Thursday 11 January 2018

Two centuries of hidden trowel-blazing history is celebrated through captivating portraits: 14 contemporary women working in archaeology, geology and palaeontology pose as their historic counterparts, each representing a moment in time.

Happy Hour: Refugium: Time, Stone, Voice and Sound

Friday 8 December 2017

A unique archaeological and environmental sound composition

Should archaeology be taught in high schools?

Friday 24 November 2017

I will discuss whether archaeology is in or out of the Estonian school system and present my research results.

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.