York Seminar Series

The YSS talks are free open lectures which cover an array of archaeological topics, aimed at both members of the university and the public. Our guest speakers are experts in their various fields and come from institutions across the UK and worldwide. 

Seminars take place every Wednesday at 4:15pm in the Philip Rahtz Lecture Theatre (K/133) in King’s Manor. The 2017-2018 series will run from the 4th of October - 22nd November 2017, and the 17th of January - 7th March 2018. The series is free to attend and open to all.

If you would like to join our mailing list and receive up-to-date information on upcoming talks, please let us know: geh502@york.ac.uk.

Please note our Spring 2018 talks will be starting at 4:15 pm:

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Wed
24
Jan

Hidden Manchester: excavating industrial workers’ housing in the Victorian Shock City

Mike Nevell, Head of Archaeology at the University of Salford, will discuss excavations of workers' housing in Manchester and how archaeology can challenge our understanding of industrial Britain.

Wed
31
Jan

The role of research agendas and the opportunities for research in modern commercial archaeology

David Fell, Senior Project Officer at NAA, will discuss the development of research agendas in commercial archaeology and how they have been employed on the recent A1 upgrade scheme in North Yorkshire.

Wed
7
Feb

Telling Time: Oscar Montelius and Britain

Emilie Sibbesson, Canterbury CC University, will share findings from the Telling Time project, which explores the history of archaeology and the influential legacy of Oscar Montelius.

Wed
14
Feb

Textile Conservation at the People's History Museum

Jenny van Enckevort will be discussing conservation at the People's History Museum.

Wed
21
Feb

The A1 Project - Roman Britain & working with contractors

Neil Redfern, Principal Inspector of Ancient Monuments at Historic England, will be sharing findings from the A1 project.

Wed
28
Feb

Publishing sites in the commercial sector

Gill Hey, CEO of Oxford Archaeology, will be discussing publishing sites in the commercial sector.

Wed
7
Mar

The Must Farm Project

Mark Knight, site director of the Must Farm Project, will be sharing the latest findings from 'Britain's Pompeii' for this year's finale.