School Research Seminar Series
The School of Archaeology and Ancient History holds regular research seminars in term time, presented by guest speakers or members of the School's own staff and student research community. Unless otherwise stated, seminars are held on Wednesdays and begin with an informal get-together over tea and themed foodstuff in the school foyer at 4.30pm, before moving to the venue as advertised just before 5 p.m. to begin the talk. Please be aware that venues can be subject to late changes and it is best to check in the School office, seminar posters in the School or with the organising committee if you are unsure.
All are welcome! If you would like to join us for tea and cake, please e-mail Damjan Krsmanovic, firstname.lastname@example.org, in advance.
We are always looking for willing volunteers to bake themed cakes for any of the teas, so if you think that’s a role you would like to fulfill do email us. There will be a small prize at the end of term for the best cake.
At the time of writing, room venues are still to be arranged.
Seminar Programme 2014–15
Dr John Schofield (University of York)
The sound of heritage: intersections and encounters from Vikings to the Sex Pistols
Professor Julian Henderson (University of Nottingham)
Glass production and the medieval Silk Road: new analytical evidence for provenance and specialization
Dr Richard Madgwick (University of Cardiff)
Reconstructing the feasts of Neolithic Britain
Dr Kyle Erickson (University of Wales Trinity St David) [joint meeting with Leicestershire & Rutland Classical Association]
Where are the wives? Royal women in Seleucid cult documents
Professor Andrew Wilson (University of Oxford) [joint meeting with Leicestershire & Rutland Classical Association] Please note: this meeting is on a TUESDAY!
Water, nymphs and a palm grove: the so-called "South Agora" at Aphrodisias
Professor Simon James (University of Leicester)
Operation Nightingale: archaeology and injured service personnel, a road to recovery
Dr Anna Kouremenos (University of Oxford) [joint meeting with Leicestershire & Rutland Classical Association]
Identity and social change in Crete under Roman rule
Dr Gareth Williams (British Museum)
Making an exhibition of themselves: exhibiting the Vikings at the British Museum and elsewhere
Dr Jane Masséglia (University of Oxford) [joint meeting with Leicestershire & Rutland Classical Association]
Hoodies with knives: an illustrated ﬁeld guide to the Romans of rural Anatolia
|6 May||Dr Richard Thomas (University of Leicester)|
|The world’s first domesticated dinosaur: how chickens came to rule the world|
Research student talks 1: Hellenic cluster
Memory in the hellenistic period; Herakles; Hippokratic medicine
Research student talks 2: Historical cluster
Sikh temples; soup kitchens; late medieval rich & poor areas in British towns