Major international archaeology conference to be held in Leicester

Posted by pt91 at Dec 20, 2012 01:00 AM |
University of Leicester to host the Society for Historical Archaeology’s 2013 annual conference in January

Issued by University of Leicester Press Office on 20 December 2012

The University of Leicester is due to host a major international archaeology conference.

The Society for Historical Archaeology’s Annual Conference is being held in Leicester from January 9 to 12 2013.

The conference will see experts from around the world come to the city to focus on the theme of “globalization, immigration and transformation”.

It has been organised by the Society with the University’s School of Archaeology and Ancient History.

University of Leicester academic Professor Sarah Tarlow will chair a session on The Final Cut: Death and Burial Through the Ages on Thursday, January 10. She is also co-hosting two roundtable discussions – one on how to get published in historical archaeology and one, with colleague Dr Craig Cipolla, on theory in historical archaeology.

Dr Craig Cipolla, Lecturer in Historical Archaeology at the School, will chair a session on Entangling Colonial Narratives New and Old. He will also be a panel member in a panel discussion on Navigating the Field: Education and Employment in a Changing Job Market.

Ms Deirdre O’ Sullivan, Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology at the School, will also be a panelist in the Navigating the Field panel discussion.

On Friday, January 11, Leicester postgraduate research students Rebecca Gordon and Tyr Fothergill will present on Animals in the Urban Environment AD 1500 – 1900.

Dr Alasdair Brooks, a Teaching Fellow in Historical Archaeology at the School, has organised and will co-chair the Wednesday evening plenary session; he will also chair a session on Any Colour You Like: International Perspectives in Ceramic Analysis, and will be a panel member in a panel discussion on Equity (Issues) for All, Historical Archaeology as a Profession in the 21st Century.

Leicester postgraduate research student Emma Dwyer will co-chair a session on In the City: archaeology and the personal experience of urban transition.

Research student Sarah Newstead will also co-chair a session on Portuguese finds in Portugal and overseas archaeology.

The full programme of events can be found here:


For more information, please contact the School of Archaeology and Ancient History:

Tel +44 (0)116 252 3940/2611

Email Professor Sarah Tarlow (, Dr Alasdair Brooks ( or Dr Ruth Young (

More information about the Society for Historical Archaeology can be found at:

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