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The Rhind Lectures Day 3 – British Archaeology: its progress and demands.

26th April 2015 @ 1:30 pm - 5:15 pm

Alexander Henry Rhind

Royal Society of Edinburgh, 22-28 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ
Open to all. Free and unticketed.

Rhind Lectures 2015 programme

1.30pm Lecture: Storytelling

Dr Jacqui Mulville, Cardiff University

An exploration of how archaeology tells the story of the past. As archaeologists become ever better at recovering data, how do we communicate what we find? How should archaeology present itself? In what ways can people engage with archaeology and the stories that we hold?

2.00pm Lecture: Alexander Henry Rhind and Archaeology

Margaret Maitland, Curator of the Ancient Mediterranean, National Museums Scotland

A look at how Alexander Henry Rhind’s work in Scotland informed his pioneering work in Egypt, advocacy for the protection of antiquities in both Scotland and Egypt, and his role in devising the original displays of British, Scottish, and Egyptian artefacts at the National Museum of Antiquities.

3.00pm Panel Discussion: Future Archaeology

Dr Alan Leslie, Northlight Heritage, and Dr Rebecca Jones, Historic Scotland

Archaeology has long been on the edge of innovation. Working in an archaeological context can push methodologies and techniques of analysis, interpretation and presentation to the limit. What will the archaeology of tomorrow look like? Join us to find out.

4.15pm Discussion: Archaeology’s progress and demands

An opportunity for audience questions and discussion.

4.45pm Vote of thanks

Professor Richard Bradley, University of Reading,

A round up of the weekend sessions and discussions. Have Rhind’s aspirations been fulfilled?  If he rewrote British Archaeology: its progress and demands today, what would it include?

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26th April 2015
1:30 pm - 5:15 pm
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