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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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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Nationalist Prehistories and the ‘British’ late Neolithic Mythos

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ORDINARY MEETING OF FELLOWS LECTURE ‘A veritable chauvinism of prehistory’: Nationalist Prehistories and the ‘British’ late Neolithic Mythos by Dr Gordon J Barclay FSA & Dr Kenny Brophy FSA This lecture will consider the interpretation and public presentation of a particular view of the supposedly ‘national’ role of monuments in a geographically restricted part of […]

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The First Pharaohs of Egypt

PUBLIC 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

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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, […]