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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 FMSG Lecture: The Atlas of Hillforts – some Scottish analyses

The next lecture in the 2017 – 2018 seminar series will be on the 5th December.

Ian Ralston & Strat Halliday: The Atlas of Hillforts – some Scottish analyses

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.

Next FMSG Lecture: Hillforts of the Tay/Dun Deardail

The next lecture in the 2017 – 2018 seminar series will be on the 7th November.

David Strachan: Hillforts of the Tay

Martin Cook: Dun Deardail

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.

The 2017/2018 lecture series

The 2017/2018 lecture series of the First Millennia Studies Group begins on the 3rd October.

Most meetings are in the Meadows Lecture Theatre in Edinburgh University (Old Medical School, Teviot Place, EH8 9AG). Note that the main door to the building is locked at 18.00, so if you arrive late you will probably not be able to get in.

The venue for a meeting in Glasgow will be confirmed in due course.

NB evening seminars are likely to last for approx. 1½ – 2 hours.

Next FMSG Lecture: Burnswark Hill: insights and implications

Aerial view of Burnswark ©RCAHMS

Aerial view of Burnswark ©RCAHMS

The first lecture in the 2017 – 2018 seminar series will be on the 3rd October.

John Reid: Burnswark Hill: insights and implications

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

Rural Settlement Workshop: Programme now available!

The Rural Settlement Workshop is now only a few weeks away! 

The Programme and Abstract Booklet can be downloaded here to give you an idea of the wonderful array of talks and posters that are planned. Places are still available to book (through the University of Edinburgh website).

Download the Programme:  RuralSettlement_programme_08062017_sentPRINT

Download the Abstract book: RuralSettlement_abstract_book_08062017_sentPRINT

Next FMSG Lecture: A broch in Orkney

The next lecture in the 2016 – 2017 seminar series will be on the 4th April.

Martin Carruthers: The Life, Death and After-life of a broch. Excavations at The Cairns, Orkney

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