York Heritage Research Seminars

The YOHRS series features external speakers coming to discuss a wide range of heritage subjects, and are open to anyone who wishes to attend (no need to book!) Talks take place at 17:30 on Tuesdays during the Autumn and Spring terms, with drinks served from 17:15, in the Archaeology Department at Kings Manor, room K/159 (to the right of the first-floor corridor at the very rear of the building).

Most YOHRS talks will be live-streamed on the Archaeology Department Facebook page and accessible to viewers from around the world, and viewers are invited to join in discussion on Twitter using the #YOHRS hashtag. Once complete, the talks will also be available via YouTube. An archive of previous talks (from Autumn 2012 to Spring 2016) is available here. For more information on the seminars, please contact John Schofield



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

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.


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

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


Reyahn King in Conversation with Sara Wajid

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!