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Fighting Caesar: Britons in Gaul and Gauls in Britain in Caesar’s Battle for Gaul

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

LUNCHTIME LECTURE Fighting Caesar: Britons in Gaul and Gauls in Britain in Caesar’s Battle for Gaul by Andrew Fitzpatrick FSA Julius Caesar invaded Britain in 55 BC. One of the reasons that he gave for doing so was the aid that the Britons had given to the Gauls in almost every campaign during his long […]

Recent fieldwork on hillforts and other earthworks in Wales

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE Recent fieldwork on hillforts and other earthworks in Wales by Paul Belford FSA In the last few years the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) has undertaken a number of excavations on hillforts and linear earthworks in Wales. This work has been accompanied by a systematic programme of palaeoenvironmental analysis and […]

Experiencing Politics and Political Culture In Britain and Ireland, c. 1300-1815

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

Early Careers Researchers Conference. Experiencing Politics and Political Culture In Britain and Ireland, c. 1300-1815 Organised by Dr Laura Flannigan, Jen Caddick and Murray Tremellen. Popular imagination of late medieval and early modern Britain and Ireland has been dominated by famous monarchs, cunning ministers, and intrigues within the halls of power. Yet this period also […]

Searching for the ice age pioneers

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SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF LONDON AND SOCIETY OF ANTIQUARIES OF SCOTLAND JOINT LECTURE The Society of Antiquaries of London and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are delighted to announce a joint online lecture for this autumn. Professor Steven Mithen FSAScot will present an lecture focusing on his work at Rubha Port an t-Seilich, Isle […]

Revisiting the Origins of Prehistoric Malta

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE Revisiting the Origins of Prehistoric Malta: Temples, landscapes and change: the work of the ERC Fragsus Project 2013-18. by Professor Caroline Malone FSA with assistance from Dr Simon Stoddart FSA, Prof Anthony Bonanno FSA, Dr Reuben Grima FSA, Prof Nicholas Vella FSA, Professor Charles French, Dr Rowan McLaughlin FSA, […]

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Catherine Downes’ excavation of Roman Warminster, 1786

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE 'I took a man over & began to dig': Catherine Downes' excavation of Roman Warminster, 1786 by Dr Madeleine Pelling           In 1786, Catherine Downes was travelling through Warminster when she heard about the discovery of an ornate Roman mosaic in a nearby field. Employing a local man, she set […]

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English Landscapes and Identities

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE English Landscapes and Identities by Professor Chris Gosden FSA   I will present and discuss the results of a large project on the history of the English landscape from the setting up of field systems in the middle Bronze Age (c. 1500 BC) to Domesday Book (AD 1086). In order […]

Intertwined Histories Panel Session: UK and Ireland

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

Intertwined Histories Join us for a panel session discussing intertwined histories in UK and Ireland from a panel of experts in the sector. Organised by Danielle Wilson Higgins, Communications and Events Manager and Dr Linda Grant, Governance Manager In 2020 we saw a shift in the way Society views and engages with contested heritage and […]

The First Pharaohs of Egypt

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

LUNCHTIME LECTURE The First Pharaohs of Egypt by Professor Aidan Dodson FSA Egypt was unified around 3100 BC, and the following five centuries – the first three dynasties – saw the establishment of most of the key facets of the Egyptian state, which would endure for three millennia. This lecture gives an overview of not […]

Khotan: A neglected Silk Road kingdom

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE Khotan: A neglected Silk Road kingdom by Professor Susan Whitfield In 1900 the archaeologist Aurel Stein (1862-1943) carried out preliminary excavations at sites in the Taklamakan Desert in eastern Central Asia dating to the period of the kingdom of  Khotan (first millennium AD). He was enticed by the possibility […]

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