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York Medieval Lecture on Medieval African Urbanism

Friday 15 May 2020

Chirikure’s research interests lie at the intersections of science, the humanities and the social sciences; in archaeological science; ancient materials and technologies; the history of science and technology; the history of comparative state formation in the tropics; food, technology and political economy; material culture; community archaeology; heritage management; archaeology of colonialism and post-colonialism. Broadly his work considers the geographical region of Africa in relationship and comparison to Europe, Central America and the Indian Ocean Rim.

How to get a job in commercial archaeology

Monday 4 May 2020

Ever wondered how to get a job in commercial archaeology? Come along and hear from our resident expert on how to find out about opportunities, make connections, and present yourself.

Measures of Emotion: Feeling out the Tools of Emotion Research in the Heritage and Culture Sector

Tuesday 25 February 2020

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.

Whose Objects? Towards amplifying the voice, visibility, and validity of Egyptian communities in Western museums

Tuesday 18 February 2020

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.

Slavery and its rejection among foragers on the Pacific coast of North America (or 'culture areas' as structures of resistance)

Monday 17 February 2020

David Wengrow discusses his work on culture areas and slavery practices along the Pacific Northwest Coast.

CANCELLED: From matters of fact to matters of concern at RHS Garden Wisley

Tuesday 11 February 2020

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.

Sheffield Castle: Archaeology, Archives, Regeneration, 1927-2018

Monday 10 February 2020

Dawn Hadley presents her work on Sheffield Castle and its ability to regenerate interest in the medieval history of the city.

Hadrian's Wall Community Archaeology Project (WallCAP): Integrating Heritage, Research, and Community Agendas

Monday 3 February 2020

Dr Rob Collins presents on the Hadrian's Wall Community Archaeology Project (WallCAP)

Digital Cultural Heritage, replication and integration

Tuesday 28 January 2020

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.

How to get a job in commercial archaeology

Monday 27 January 2020

Ever wondered how to get a job in commercial archaeology? Come along and hear from our resident expert on how to find out about opportunities, make connections, and present yourself.

Keep them hanging: How gibbets worked and why they didn't work

Monday 27 January 2020

Professor Sarah Tarlow (University of Leicester) investigates the material culture and landscape of the gibbet in the 18th and 19th centuries.

Embracing creativity: crafting heritage and mental wellbeing for the post-conflict Middle East

Tuesday 21 January 2020

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.

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