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Anniversary Meeting (AGM)

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

(Venue: Grassmarket Centre, Edinburgh) Including a lecture given by Peter Yeoman FSA FSA Scot MCIfA on the subject of 'Columba's Heavenly House', followed by a drinks reception sponsored by Tomatin Distillery Co. Ltd. (Please note the different venue and start time of this year's AGM).

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‘The General Register of Sasines – celebrating 400 years’

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture given by Isla MacLeod, Registers of Scotland. Created by the 1617 Registration Act of the Parliament of Scotland, the General Register of Sasines was the first of its kind in the world. Whilst it is probably one of the lesser known world firsts chalked up for Scotland, its impact has been fundamental – here and aboard. The story of the General Register of Sasines and the organisation responsible for it, Registers of Scotland, reflects the social, economic and political…

‘The General Register of Sasines – celebrating 400 years’

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

(Venue: Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen) Lecture given by Isla MacLeod, Registers of Scotland

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‘In the Footsteps of Howard Kilbride-Jones and Robert Stevenson: New Research on Romano-British Glass Bangles’

15th January 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture given by Dr Tatiana Ivleva, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Newcastle. The lecture presents new research conducted on the Romano-British glass bangles as part of the EU-funded project ‘GLOBALGLASS: Global glass adornments event horizon in Late Iron Age and Roman-period frontiers’. The talk will provide updated information as to the arrival of craft to Britain and discuss the craft itself, presenting new findings relating to the manufacture of the objects.    

‘In the Footsteps of Howard Kilbride-Jones and Robert Stevenson: New Research on Romano-British Glass Bangles’

16th January 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

(Venue: Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen) Lecture given by Dr Tatiana Ivleva, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Newcastle.

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‘Researching Scotland’s textile heritage through material culture evidence’

19th February 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture given by Dr Anita Quye, Senior Lecturer, Conservation Science, History of Art, University of Glasgow. Many perspectives on the often colourful world of historical textiles are gained through scientific and historical research of material culture evidence in heritage collections. The particularly rich legacies of Scotland’s textile-producing past in museums and archives have led the University of Glasgow to investigate the significance and preservation needs of this fascinating material culture. Presented in this talk are research projects for Turkey red…

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‘Recent work on the sunken Bronze Age town of Pavlopetri, Greece’

12th March 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture given by Dr Jon Henderson, Associate Professor, Department of Archaeology, University of Nottingham. Joint lecture with the Prehistoric Society Pavlopetri, off the coast of Laconia, Greece, is the oldest submerged town in the world with remains dating from at least 3,500 BC through to the end of the Mycenaean period c.1,100 BC. Recent underwater research has traced structures over 8 hectares of seabed consisting of intact domestic buildings, larger public constructions, courtyards, streets, graves and rock-cut tombs. As the…

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‘The Scottish identity – as illustrated through recent discoveries in Scottish silver’

23rd April 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture given by Colin T Fraser FSA Scot, R. L. Christie Works of Art. Since the seminal exhibition ‘Silver; Made in Scotland’ held by the National Museum of Scotland in 2008 there has been a greater appreciation and understanding of the Scottish Goldsmiths craft. Since this time many new discoveries have been made and new light has been shed on previously well-known pieces. This talk aims to illustrate and discuss these new finds while placing them in a context of…

‘The Scottish identity – as illustrated through recent discoveries in Scottish silver’

24th April 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

(Venue: Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen) Lecture given by Colin T Fraser FSA Scot, R. L. Christie Works of Art.

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