Events

All of our lectures are live streamed and are open to anyone to join us online, Fellows and Non-Fellows.

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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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Beyond the debiles: writing dis/ability stories from skeleton

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE Beyond the debiles: Writing dis/ability stories from skeletons by Stephanie Evelyn-Wright This talk describes a project that explores impairment and disability in Roman Britain through the study of human skeletal remains. The lecture showcases data obtained from the 3rd-4th century AD cemetery site of Alington Avenue, Dorset, UK. The […]

The shell middens of the northern and western coasts of the Arabian Sea

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE The shell middens of the northern and western coasts of the Arabian Sea (Pakistan and Oman) by Professor Paolo Biagi The research carried out since the beginning of the 2000s in Sindh and Las Bela in Balochistan (Pakistan) have shown that shell middens do exist also along the northern […]

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The Archaeological Heritage of Slavery in the United States

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE The Archaeological Heritage of Slavery in the United States by Professor Theresa Singleton         Archaeologists have studied slavery in the United States for more than a half century. These studies have unearthed countless findings on slave living conditions, material possessions, religious practices, and most recently, the possible African […]

The Mirror in the Bike Shed: Arts and Crafts, Ladies and Bicycles

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

LUNCHTIME LECTURE The Mirror in the Bike Shed: Arts and Crafts, Ladies and Bicycles by Anthony Davis FSA This lecture is about a listed bicycle shed used by the single professional ladies who lived in Waterlow Court, Hampstead Garden Suburb, built in 1909 to designs by the noted Arts and Crafts architect Mackay Hugh Baillie […]

Rapa Nui’s (Easter Island) archaeology and heritage: changing narratives and current issues

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, PiccadillyLondon,

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS EVENING LECTURE Rapa Nui’s (Easter Island) archaeology and heritage: changing narratives and current issues by Professor Sue Hamilton FSA Rapa Nui is renowned for its colossal statues and the apparent dramatic end of this tradition. The lecture presents the multi-scalar fieldwork of the Rapa Nui Landscapes of Construction Project: the complex […]