Category Archives: Lecture

“Scotland’s earliest people, their landscape and houses” – Alan Saville Memorial Conference

“Scotland’s earliest people, their landscape and houses” – Alan Saville Memorial Conference

13th April 2017 | Categories: Conference, Lecture, Research, ScARF

Conference On the 17th June 2017, there will be a day conference in honour of Alan Saville, past Society of Antiquaries of Scotland President. The day will comprise a set of brief talks but, more importantly, lots of discussion related to the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic occupation of Scotland, focused on the possible dwellings and ‘houses’…

Some of the newly elected Fellows at the 2016 Anniversary Meeting

Welcome to new Fellows

1st December 2016 | Categories: Lecture

At the successful Anniversary Meeting and AGM of the Society on St Andrews Day all the proposed Fellows were successfully elected – congratulations to them all!  New Fellow packs are being sent out this week and we look forward to seeing you at future events or hearing from you at any time.  Please see the…

History Preserving the Monuments of Antiquity

2016 Rhind Lectures now online!

24th October 2016 | Categories: Lecture, Research

The 2016 Rhind Lectures by Professor Roey Sweet are now available to view from our Resources section of the website.  Head there now and enter “Rhind” into the search box! “Antiquaries, archaeologists and the invention of the historic town c.1700-1860” was presented by Professor Roey Sweet, University of Leicester, Centre for Urban History.  The lectures were…

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Prehistoric and Modern Architecture Crumble as Medieval is Crowned King

2nd February 2016 | Categories: Lecture

As part of the Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016, brochs, castles and even a high school went head-to-head at the National Museum of Scotland to determine a victor. The prehistoric, medieval and modern eras were represented by three experts, who argued for the most important architectural innovations in Scotland’s past at the event…


Edinburgh Scandinavian Studies Research Seminar

20th January 2016 | Categories: Lecture

Professor Judith Jesch – University of Nottingham Vikings Beyond Boundaries: Migration and Diaspora in the Viking Age and After The Scandinavian Studies Research Seminar Series continues on Tuesday 2 February at 5.15pm with a talk by Professor Judith Jesch from the University of Nottingham. In her talk, she will detail the overseas expansion of Scandinavians…

A Tiny Enclave of Social Action

A Tiny Enclave of Social Action – free talk 9 Dec, Edinburgh

30th November 2015 | Categories: Lecture, Uncategorised

Elizabeth Darling, Reader in Architectural History at Oxford Brookes University, will be presenting a free lecture on her research into how women contributed to the reform and transformation of urban environments from the 1890s to the 1950s. Elizabeth received a Research Grant to support her work. All Fellows are invited to attend the talk at 6.30pm,…


2015-16 Lecture Programme – From the Forth Rail Bridge to Celts

11th September 2015 | Categories: Lecture, Uncategorised, Up and coming events

Our 2015-16 Lecture Programme  promises a rich range of topics and expert speakers. Dr Amy Blakeway, University of Kent kicks off the season with A War of Words:Propaganda in the wars of the Rough Wooings on the 12th October. Our Edinburgh lectures are moving venue to the Auditorium at the National Museum of Scotland. Lectures are…

Research on Mesolithic and Neolithic activity in the Cairngorms. Copyright:University of Aberdeen

Archaeological Research in Progress 2015 online

22nd July 2015 | Categories: Conference, Lecture, Research

The lectures at ARP 2015 our national conference examining recent and ongoing archaeological projects in collaboration with Archaeology Scotland are now available to view from our Resources section. The day conference was held in the Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 2PQ, on Saturday 30 May 2015. The programme included sessions reflecting the…


Rhind Lectures 2015 – Storytelling lecture now online

25th June 2015 | Categories: Lecture

Dr Jacqui Mulville, Cardiff University, explored how  archaeologists tell the story of the past, communicating discoveries and presenting itself to the public on Sunday 26 April at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. If you couldn’t be there in person you can now watch the lecture online. Dr Mulville’s research focuses on the field of bioarchaeology (broadly defined as…

Margaret Maitland, National Museums Scotland

Rhind Lectures 2015 – A Henry Rhind and Archaeology now online

27th May 2015 | Categories: Lecture, Research

Margaret Maitland delved into the fascinating life story of Alexander Henry Rhind and his pioneering contribution to archaeology on Sunday 26 April at the Royal Society of Edinburgh. If you couldn’t be there in person you can now watch the lecture online. Margaret is based at National Museums Scotland where she is curator of the Ancient Mediterranean collections, including archaeology from ancient…

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