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



Trust, mistrust and identity construction at the time of Brexit

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.


Constructing Stonehenge, Creating its Landscape c1860-1960.

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.