Category Archives: Up and coming events


Society Heritage Hub Project: Public Workshop

15th April 2024 | Categories: Consultation, Uncategorised, Up and coming events

Earlier this year, we commissioned the consultancy Horizons Research to gather a wide range of thoughts and ideas from many people on our plan to purchase and develop a nearby building to serve as a new office space for the Society, a meeting place for Fellows, and a space for events, workshops, and much more….

A Society Lecture at the National Museum of Scotland

Society Events Move Online Again

9th December 2021 | Categories: Up and coming events

Following recent new Scottish Government guidance emphasising working from home where possible, the Society has decided to move its lectures and other events back to being fully online. We are doing this to help protect our staff and those others with whom we work to host in-person hybrid events at this time, and we hope you…

Tune in to the Rhind Lectures 2020

Tune in to the Rhind Lectures 2020

14th December 2020 | Categories: Lecture, Up and coming events

The Rhind Lectures 2020 have begun, with the first lecture now available to watch free on our YouTube channel. This year, the series of six lectures by Dr Alison Sheridan will offer an in-depth assessment of the current state of our knowledge about the period c.4000-2500 BC, when new ways of living and of making sense of the world appeared…

Viking longship reconstruction in Shetland

Last minute changes to our lectures this week

10th November 2019 | Categories: Lecture, Up and coming events

Unfortunately Dr Batey is unable to deliver her lectures on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  While we have had to cancel our Shetland event on Tuesday, the Monday evening event will be going ahead as usual, with a changed line-up of speakers.  Several early career researchers have very generously stepped in at late notice to give…

Image of Lecture Audience in NMS Auditorium

Rhind Lecture Collection 2019

24th April 2019 | Categories: Lecture, Up and coming events

The prestigious annual Rhind lectures will take place from 10 May to 12 May 2019. This year, Professor David J Breeze HonFSA Scot will be lecturing on: ‘Hadrian’s Wall: A Study in Archaeological Exploration and Interpretation’. Hadrian’s Wall was built to defend the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire in AD 122, and is now…

Logo for Open Access

Open Access Week and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

22nd October 2018 | Categories: Publications, Up and coming events

Open Access Week, now in its tenth year, is taking place this year from 22nd-28th October. The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland fully supports Open Access publication. This is because we want our authors’ research to reach as wide an audience as possible, and our readers to have free access to as much of our…


Event Programme 2018-2019

5th September 2018 | Categories: Lecture, Up and coming events

Our full Programme for the year is now available and bookings are open online  Download the leaflet here.


Society books for sale at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

10th August 2018 | Categories: Publications, Up and coming events

A selection of Society publications will again be available at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. If you are in Edinburgh this month, do drop by the festival bookshop where you can browse our latest publication, Native and Roman on the Northern Frontier, as well as some of our best-selling backlist titles, covering a wide range…

Alexander Henry Rhind

Rhind Lectures 2018: Publications Special Collection

7th June 2018 | Categories: Lecture, Publications, Up and coming events

The prestigious annual Rhind lectures will take place from 22 June to 24 June 2018. This year, John Barber will be lecturing on ‘Drystone technologies: Neolithic tensions and Iron Age compressions’. One of the highlights of the Society calendar, we have decided to mark this year’s event with a collection of our favourite related books…

Lindsay-Fischer 2017

Special Collection: Lindsay-Fischer Lecture

8th June 2017 | Categories: Publications, Up and coming events

The Lindsay-Fischer lectureship was founded in 1980 in honour of Ian Gordon Lindsay (1906-66) and his friend Gerhard Fischer (1890-1977), both for their work on the historic architecture of Scotland and Norway respectively and for their achievement in promoting cordial relations between Scottish and Norwegian Scholars.  The lectures are hosted by the Society in Scotland…

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