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75th Anniversary Debate: Archaeology into the 3rd Millennium

Publication date: Jan 18, 2012 12:54:24 PM

Start: Mar 19, 2012 6:15:00 PM

Location: Archaeology Lecture Theatre, G6

Institute of Archaeology 75th anniversary in 2012

The final 75th Anniversary Debate on 'Archaeology into the 3rd Millennium' will take place at the Institute on 19 March.

The 'Question Time' style debate, with key public and professional figures, will approach the potential and vision of archaeological enquiry in the future, exploring the central role of a discipline at the heart of social science in long term perspective.

The Institute is very grateful to CgMs Consulting for their sponsorship of the series of Anniversary Debates.

Panel

  • Kristian Kristiansen (Chair) is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Gothenburg. He is an honorary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, the Society of Antiquaries of London, and the European Association of Archaeologists, which awarded him the European Archaeological Heritage Prize in 2005. He is the author of Europe before History, Social Transformations in Archaeology (with Michael Rowlands), and The Rise of Bronze Age Society (with Thomas B. Larsson), which was awarded best scholarly book in 2007 by the Society for American Archaeology. His most recent book co-edited with Timothy Earle is: Organizing Bronze Age Societies. He has contributed recently to discussion on the future or death of archaeological theory and the role of archaeological heritage and archaeology's engagement with the present.
  • Stephen Shennan is Director of the Institute of Archaeology and currently directing the project 'Cultural Evolution of Neolithic Europe', funded by the European Research Council.
  • John Barrett is a prehistorian with interest in archaeological theory who has worked with the commercial archaeological sector along with undertaking university roles as Head of Departments of Archaeology and Biblical Studies, Dean of Arts, and Faculty of Arts and Humanities Director of Learning and Teaching.
  • Marilyn Palmer, Emeritus Professor of Industrial Archaeology, University of Leicester; concerned to develop the archaeological understanding of the recent past in both the public and academic arenas, and to see the results of contract archaeology better integrated into research frameworks for the post-medieval period.
  • Martin Carver is editor of Antiquity and Emeritus Professor at York. He has written extensively on the theoretical, technical, social and future basis of archaeological investigation.

The debate, which will commence at 6.15pm in the Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, will be followed by a drinks reception in the A.G. Leventis Gallery.

Further details of earlier debates in the series are available here»


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