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
13
Nov

Foreground Activity, Background Architecture & Heritage

Simon Baker uses his experience in founding architectural practice 'Group Ginger' to explore how the role of architects might be developed into that of concept managers or curators with on-going relationships to place-making, influencing policy, defining space, public use and participatory involvement.

Tue
27
Nov

Locating Sites of Music Pilgrimage in London

On January 10th 2016, fans flocked to Tunstall Road, Brixton to leave flowers and offerings in front of a mural depicting Aladdin Sane, a character developed by David Bowie, who had died that day. Hilary Orange of the Ruhr Universit├Ąt Bochum, Germany, and Paul Graves-Brown, Honorary Research Associate at York, will discuss the social, material and cultural forces which lead to certain London locations becoming sites of musical pilgrimage, and the acquisition and display of tribute materials that are now held within museum and archive collections. Please note the earlier start time of 17:00.