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 Monday at 1pm in the Philip Rahtz Lecture Theatre (K/133) in King’s Manor.

The 2018/2019 series will run from Monday 1 October to Monday 19 November 2018, and Monday 14 January to Monday 4 March 2019. The series is free to attend and open to all.

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Programme for 2018/2019

Autumn Term:

WeekDateSpeakerTitle
2 1 Oct 2018 Fiona Coward Social networking before Facebook: people, places and things from the earliest hunters and gatherers to settled agriculturalists, and everything in between
3 8 Oct 2018 Ruben Lopez Catalan The Archaeology of the Lincoln Bypass
4 15 Oct 2018 Ronan O'Donnell and Kayt Armstrong Contrasts and Contradictions: the materiality of resilience, change and intervention in the North East 1929-39
5 22 Oct 2018 Gordon Noble Kingship and Society in Northern Pictland
7 5 Nov 2018 TBA TBA
8 12 Nov 2018 Becky Gowland The Expendables: Bioarchaeological Evidence for Child Labour during the
Industrial Revolution in 18th-19th century England
9 19 Nov 2018 Elizabeth Lambourn TBA

Spring Term:

WeekDateSpeakerTitle
2 14 Jan 2019 Enrico Crema Reconstructing prehistoric population change: new challenges and old problems
3 21 Jan 2019 Gill Hey Telling the whole story: publishing sites in a developer-funded context'
4 28 Jan 2019 Neil Roberts TBA
5 4 Feb 2019 Tania Dickinson The Staffordshire Hoard, 2009–2019: piecing together an Anglo-Saxon treasure
7 18 Feb 2019 Carl Heron TBA
8 25 Feb 2019 Ian Barnes TBA
9 4 Mar 2019 Mark Knight Deposition interrupted – The Must Farm Pile dwellings

 

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A list of luggage from the Indian Ocean world – towards a high-definition “archaeology” of text?

Elizabeth Lambourn of De Montfort University uses the eleventh- and twelfth-century 'India Book' documents to highlight debates around the use of textual sources in archaeology and to address the lack of archaeological information available for the area around the Indian Ocean.

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