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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Anniversary Meeting

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS President's Annual Address This event has been rescheduled to allow for the possibility of a hybrid event. We hope to be able to hold this event at Burlington House and concurrently live stream to zoom and YouTube. The programme for our Anniversary Meeting is detailed below. Due to Social Distancing Regulations, […]

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Anniversary Reception

Society of Antiquaries of London Burlington House, Piccadilly, London

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS We hope to be able to hold this event at Burlington House but will keep this under review in line with all government guidelines. The Anniversary Meeting will conclude with a Reception at 18.00. There will be refreshments in the Library from 6pm. If you are attending the meeting and reception […]

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Recent fieldwork on hillforts and other earthworks in Wales

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS 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 scientific […]

Revisiting the Origins of Prehistoric Malta

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ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS 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, Prof […]

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Coin-relics, devotion, and the nature of money

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ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The Thirty Pieces of Silver: coin-relics, devotion, and the nature of money by Professor Lucia Travaini In 1920 Sir George F. Hill published his survey on the “The Thirty Pieces of Silver” (in The Medallic portraits of Christ…, Oxford). One hundred years on, Hill’s study of the medieval legend of […]

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Khotan: A neglected Silk Road kingdom

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ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE Khotan: A neglected Silk Road kingdom by Dr 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 of […]

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Catherine Downes’ excavation of Roman Warminster, 1786

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ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS 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 off […]

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

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ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE The shell middens of the northern and western coasts of the Arabian Sea (Pakistan and Oman), ca 1h 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 […]

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

ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS 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 social, […]