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In 1858 Alexander Henry Rhind set out his thoughts on the future direction of archaeology in a book entitled British Archaeology, its progress and demands. Taking Rhind’s seminal publication as a starting point, expert panels and lectures at the 2015 Rhind Lectures will present and discuss topics aimed at setting an agenda for 21st century archaeology. Please join us for a fascinating weekend of sessions as we celebrate Rhind’s interests and capture his vision for archaeology.
An introduction to Rhind, his bequest, and an overview of this seminal book.
Professor Audrey Horning, Queen’s University Belfast
A look at how archaeology explores the complexities of identities, past and the present. How do identities uncovered through archaeology interact with those of the present? What does archaeology contribute to contemporary debates? Do the politics of the past, or indeed the politics of the present, create a barrier or an opportunity? And what lessons are there for the future?
The Rhind Lectures are also the Society’s signature Dig It! 2015 event. Dig It! 2015, co-ordinated by the Society and Archaeology Scotland, is year-long celebration of archaeology that encourages the discovery of Scotland’s stories.
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