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November 2018

“A labourer in the vineyard of Scottish antiquities”: the remarkable collection of Sir Walter Scott

November 26 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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Lecture by Kirsty Archer-Thompson BA MA FSA Scot, The Abbotsford Trust For Sir Walter Scott, the objects, furniture and antiquities in his collection were portals to the past and critical inspiration for his historical fiction. Join the custodian of this remarkable collection to hear more about the ongoing journey of the Abbotsford Trust to better understand, care for and open up this material legacy to researchers and enthusiasts from around the world. Kirsty will highlight key case studies and curatorial projects from the recent…

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Free

Anniversary Meeting (AGM)

November 30 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
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Including a short lecture on ‘Paints and Pigments in the Past: Redecorating the Antonine Wall Distance Stones’, presented by Dr Louisa Campbell, Honorary Research Associate (Archaeology), University of Glasgow. Followed by a wine reception. Please note the time and venue: 4.30pm at Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL  

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December 2018
Free

Archibald Young: 230 years of surgical instruments

December 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Lecture by Ruth Pollitt,  Museum and Collections Assistant, Edinburgh University Anatomical Museum In 2006, while completing her Master of Arts in Museum Studies at Newcastle University Ruth undertook an historical research dissertation of an Edinburgh surgical instrument maker Archibald Young & Son. The aim was to uncover the firm’s history and in doing so provide information for museums and exhibitions and to provide a method for dating instruments in collections. Her presentation draws on the results of these findings.  

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Archibald Young: 230 years of surgical instruments

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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amputation-set-by-archibald-young-c-royal-college-of-surgeons-of-edinburgh

Lecture by Ruth Pollitt, Museum and Collections Assistant, Edinburgh University Anatomical Museum In 2006, while completing her Master of Arts in Museum Studies at Newcastle University Ruth undertook an historical research dissertation of an Edinburgh surgical instrument maker Archibald Young & Son. The aim was to uncover the firm’s history and in doing so provide information for museums and exhibitions and to provide a method for dating instruments in collections. Her presentation draws on the results of these findings. Free - no booking required.

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Public Event – Scotland and Europe: Political and National Borders

December 15 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Museum Scotland Auditorium, use main entrance,
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1JF United Kingdom
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An afternoon of talks and discussion on Scotland's relationships with Europe past and present. Distinguished guests include Professor Sir Tom Devine OBE FRSE HonMRIA FBA FSA Scot who will present a lecture on Scotland and Europe Now in Light of the Nineteenth Century. Organised by the Scottish Network for Nineteenth-Century European Cultures in collaboration with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, the University of Strathclyde and with generous funding from the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Booking is now open https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/scotland-and-europe-politics-and-national-borders-guest-speakers-include-professor-sir-tom-devine-tickets-50224691404  

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January 2019
Free

The Common Books of Aberdeen, 1398-1511

14th January 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Lecture by Dr Claire Hawes FSA Scot, University of Aberdeen Following the digital transcription of Aberdeen’s earliest burgh council registers by a project at the University of Aberdeen, this lecture will give an overview of the corpus. It will focus on the importance of these books for our understanding of early Renaissance Scotland, and introduce some of the intriguing characters and interesting stories we have uncovered along the way. This lecture is joint with the Scottish History Society.

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The Common Books of Aberdeen, 1398-1511

15th January 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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clare-hawes

Lecture by Dr Claire Hawes FSA Scot, University of Aberdeen Following the digital transcription of Aberdeen’s earliest burgh council registers by a project at the University of Aberdeen, this lecture will give an overview of the corpus. It will focus on the importance of these books for our understanding of early Renaissance Scotland, and introduce some of the intriguing characters and interesting stories we have uncovered along the way. Free - no booking required. This lecture is joint with the Scottish History Society.

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February 2019
Free

The State Funeral and Heraldry of Mary Queen of Scots

11th February 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Illustration of funeral of Mary Queen of Scots

Lecture by John Malden M.Phil, FMA, FHSS, FHS, FSA Scot, President Heraldry Society of Scotland Royal Heraldry was a statement of territorial claim and marriage. Mary’s use of the Royal Arms of England caused a severe diplomatic row. A various armorials were produced during and after her reign, especially by the Hamilton family as next in line to the throne. Following her execution Mary was given a state funeral by the guilt conscious Queen Elizabeth for which detailed accounts survive.  

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The State Funeral and Heraldry of Mary Queen of Scots

12th February 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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Illustration of funeral of Mary Queen of Scots

Lecture by John Malden M.Phil, FMA, FHSS, FHS, FSA Scot, President, Heraldry Society of Scotland Royal Heraldry was a statement of territorial claim and marriage. Mary’s use of the Royal Arms of England caused a severe diplomatic row. A various armorials were produced during and after her reign, especially by the Hamilton family as next in line to the throne. Following her execution Mary was given a state funeral by the guilt conscious Queen Elizabeth for which detailed accounts survive. Free - no…

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March 2019
Free

Archaeological Science: looking to the future

11th March 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
‘Pre-treatment of bone for radiocarbon dating’

Lecture by Dr Lisa Brown MA(Hons) MSc FSA Scot MCIfA, Historic Environment Scotland The application of science as a tool for analyzing and interpreting archaeological remains is becoming much more commonplace. From the first measurements of the radiocarbon dates almost 70 years ago, providing an increasingly robust understanding of the chronology of the past, through to ancient DNA and isotopes, giving an insight into people’s diet and where they come from. This lecture will explore some of the challenges and opportunities of working with…

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Archaeological Science: looking to the future

12th March 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Shetland Museum and Archives,
Hay's Dock
Lerwick, ZE1 0WP United Kingdom
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‘Pre-treatment of bone for radiocarbon dating’

Lecture by Dr Lisa Brown MA(Hons) MSc FSA Scot MCIfA, Historic Environment Scotland The application of science as a tool for analyzing and interpreting archaeological remains is becoming much more commonplace. From the first measurements of the radiocarbon dates almost 70 years ago, providing an increasingly robust understanding of the chronology of the past, through to ancient DNA and isotopes, giving an insight into people’s diet and where they come from. This lecture will explore some of the challenges and opportunities of working with…

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May 2019
Free

Rhind Lectures 2019

10th May 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 12th May 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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Professor David Breeze OBE, BA, PhD, Hon DLitt, FSA, Hon FSA Scot, FRSE, Hon CIfA Hadrian’s Wall: A Study in Archaeological Exploration and Interpretation Hadrian's Wall was written about even when it was still in use as a frontier. Interest continued through the next 1000 years, but it was the spirit of enquiry generated by the Renaissance which led to more focussed study. Once archaeological excavations started, the pace quickened. Now we have an enormous data base even though only about 5% of…

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