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

 

Tue
15
Jan

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

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'.

Tue
22
Jan

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

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.

Tue
29
Jan

Archaeological Maps: Performance and Play

Piraye will demonstrate how alternative cartographic practices in archaeology can be paired with playful performances in knowledge creation.

Tue
12
Feb

Exhibiting the Icon of the Cold War: Approaches to Preserving and Communicating the Berlin Wall

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.

Tue
19
Feb

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.

Tue
26
Feb

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.

Tue
5
Mar

In Conversation with Sara Wajid

Sara Wajid (and a special guest, to be announced!) will have a conversation about access, diversity, representation and social change in the museums and heritage sector.