First Millennia Studies Group Day Seminar: Further Details

Here are some more details on our upcoming day seminar, which will take place on Tuesday 19 June 2018 in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, University of Edinburgh.

9.00 Coffee/bookstalls
9.30 Introduction
9.40 Gender Identities: Devising a methodology: Eleanor de Spretter and Rachel Pope
10.10 Wives and warriors: archaeology and pop culture representations of ancient Scotland: Adrián Maldonado
10.40 Coffee/bookstalls
11.20 Knapton Wold burial: Catherine Jones and Emma Tollefsen
11.50 Wider connections? Women, mobility and power in Iron Age East Yorkshire: Mel Giles & Pedro Piexoto
12.40 Lunch/bookstalls
13.50 Images of Masculinity: Examining Gender Norms in Illustrations: Natalia Bain
14.05 Commemoration in early medieval Scotland: barrow and cairn monuments and their female inhabitants:
Juliette Mitchell
14.20 Whose Shoes? ‘Sexing’ Footwear from Roman Forts: Charlotte Douglas
14.35 Displaying Gender in the Late Iron Age and Roman Period: Melanie Bruhn
15.10 Coffee/bookstalls
15.50 Warriors and Womenfolk? Gender, Burial and Power in Early Viking Age Scotland: Stephen Harrison
16.35 Humans of Prehistory: Deconstructing a gendered gaze: Ann MacSween and Emily Killgore
16.50 Mary Macleod: Discussant/Discussion
18.00 Reception in the Macmillan Room

Attendance is free but please book your place to avoid disappointment:-
e-mail: fmsgseminars@gmail.com (label your e-mail FMSG 18)

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Next Lectures: DOUBLE BILL! The value of studying Roman frontiers / What do we know about Iron Age warfare in Scotland?

The next lecture in the 2017 – 2018 seminar series will be on Tuesday the 8th May. It’s a double bill so don’t miss it!

David Breeze: The value of studying Roman frontiers

Fraser Hunter: What do we know about Iron Age warfare in Scotland?

 

As usual, the lecture will be at 6:00pm in the Meadows Lecture Theatre in the Archaeology Department, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Edinburgh.

Please note that the building is locked at 18.00, so if you arrive late you will probably not be able to get in.

 

Call for Papers: First Millennia Studies Group Day Seminar

The call for papers for the First Millennia Studies Group Day Seminar is now open!

Sex and gender identities in the first millennia: Scottish evidence and its wider context

A day seminar of the First Millennia Studies Group, Tuesday 19 June 2018 to be held in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, University of Edinburgh

Recent years have seen considerable advances in studying sex and gender identities in pre- and proto-historic societies, but this has had little impact on approaches to the Scottish evidence. In seeking to explore this topic in a First Millennia Studies Group day seminar, offers of papers are invited that address the following questions.  How can analysis driven by regions/periods with strong burial evidence and/or textual records benefit understanding of Scottish identities more widely?  Are there problems of perception in modern studies, in where research effort is focused, or how the subject is organised/promoted?  How do attitudes today to sex and gender identities shape how we approach the past?  How do we move to a richer understanding of the past?
Papers are requested that offer novel treatments and perspectives from inside and outside Scotland to allow discussion of how work on this topic can be developed.
In addition, we propose to have a Lightning Round – a 10 minute platform for which we encourage contributions from post-graduates working on relevant topics.

Offers of papers, including a title and a short abstract, specifying whether a full 20 minute paper or a Lightening Round contribution, should be sent to fmsgseminars@gmail.com by Friday 30th March 2018.

Next Lectures: DOUBLE BILL! Materialising power in early medieval Britain / Iona

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Iona from https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/archaeologyresearch/groups/iona/

The next lecture in the 2017 – 2018 seminar series will be on Tuesday the 3rd April. It’s a double bill so don’t miss it!

Gordon Noble: Materialising power in early medieval Britain: forts and rulership

Ewan Campbell & Adrian Maldonado: Iona

The website for the Glasgow Iona Research Group can be found at https://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/humanities/research/archaeologyresearch/groups/iona/

 

As usual, the lecture will be at 6:00pm in the Meadows Lecture Theatre in the Archaeology Department, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Edinburgh.

Please note that the building is locked at 18.00, so if you arrive late you will probably not be able to get in.

 

Next Lecture: Living on Water – Early Iron Age crannog research in Loch Tay

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Reconstruction of Oakback Crannog by Michael Stratigos from http://www.livingonwater.scot/

The next lecture in the 2017 – 2018 seminar series will be on Tuesday the 6th March.

Derek Hamilton & Michael Stratigos: Living on Water: Early Iron Age crannog research in Loch Tay.

The project website can be found at: http://www.livingonwater.scot/

 

As usual, the lecture will be at 6:00pm in the Meadows Lecture Theatre in the Archaeology Department, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Edinburgh.

Please note that the building is locked at 18.00, so if you arrive late you will probably not be able to get in.

 

Next Lecture: Black Loch of Myrton

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Timbers from Black Loch of Myrton, image from AOC website http://www.aocarchaeology.com/key-projects/wetlands/

The next lecture in the 2017 – 2018 seminar series will be on Tuesday the 6th February.

Graeme Cavers and Anne Crone: Black Loch of Myrton – the evolution of a defended Iron Age settlement in a wetland setting.

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE!

Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre

Seminar Room 112 A/B, Glasgow University

 

Next FMSG Lecture: Commercial Units and the latest Research!

The next lecture in the 2017 – 2018 seminar series will be on Tuesday the 9th January.

Not one, but three exciting talks!

Ronan Toolis “The Carnoustie Late Bronze Age hoard and its context”

Lindsay Dunbar “Between Broxmouth and Dryburn Bridge”

Andy Bicket “Palaeolandscapes of Mòine Mhór project: Dunadd and its environs”

As usual, the lecture will be at 6:00pm in the Meadows Lecture Theatre in the Archaeology Department, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Edinburgh.

Please note that the building is locked at 18.00, so if you arrive late you will probably not be able to get in.

Please also keep the noise down when waiting for the seminar as there is a lecture on in the Meadows before ours.