School Research Seminar Series

Listing of School of Archaeology & Ancient History research seminars 2018-19

The School of Archaeology and Ancient History holds regular Research Seminars during term time, presented by guest speakers or members of the School’s own staff and student research community. The programme is organised by the postgraduate students and unless advertised otherwise the seminars are held on Wednesdays and begin with an informal get-together over tea and coffee in the School Foyer at 4.30pm, before moving to the lecture venue just before 5.00 pm to begin the talk. Whilst we try to keep to the advertised programme sometimes changes in speakers and the venue location do occur at short notice and it is best to check with the School Office or the coordinators if you are unsure.

The Research Seminars are open to everybody, including members of the public, so if you are interested in the advertised topic then please do come along. We would be delighted to see you there.

The coordinators are always interested in hearing from speakers who would like to come to the School and talk about their research at one of our seminar sessions. Please contact the coordinators listed below about this possibility and the availability of suitable dates.

Coordinators for 2018-19


  • 4.30pm refreshments in the Foyer, Archaeology and Ancient History Building
  • 5.00pm seminar in Attenborough LT3/Ken Edwards LT2

Seminar Programme 2018–19

This listing is subject to change and will be updated throughout the year.


Autumn Term

3rd October — Dr James Harland (University of Northumbria): The Archaeology of the Aduentus Saxonum: Rethinking Ethnicity in Britain During the so-called “Migration Age” (ATT LT3)

10th October — Dr Emily Banfield (University of Leicester): Tales from the Ontological Tern: posthumanist interpretations of the faunal remains in eight Neolithic long barrows in Wiltshire (ATT LT3)

17th October — Dr James Dixon (Wood E&IS UK/Europe): Creative Archaeology and Built Heritage, from experiments to practice (ATT LT3)

24th October — Dr Hannah Cornwell (University of Birmingham): Topographies, spaces and processions of negotiation between Parthia and Rome in the Early Empire (ATT LT3)

31st October — Dr Darryl Wilkinson (University of Cambridge): The Rise and Fall of the Great Pots: Ceramic People in the Late Prehistoric Andes (ATT LT3)

7th November —Ian Meadows: Irchester, a middling sort of Roman town (KE LT2)

14th November — Dr Eleonora Zampieri (University of Leicester): Pompey the Great’s temple of Minerva in Rome (KE LT2)

21st November — Dr Jonathan Prag (University of Oxford): Rams and warships: new bronze rostra from the First Punic War (KE LT2)

28th November — Professor Ian Armit (University of Leicester): Art, landscape and the body: Iron Age interactions in SE (KE LT2)

5th December — Gustav Milne (CITiZAN): Coastal Heritage Under Threat: CITiZAN - a national, community-based response (KE LT2)

12th December — University of Leicester Archaeological Services: ULAS roundup (KE LT2)

Seminars for the spring and summer term will be listed soon!

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