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November 2016
Free

Anniversary Meeting 2016

30th November 2016 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
A Society Lecture at the National Museum of Scotland

The Annual General Meeting of the Society

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May 2017
Free

The Tomb Uncovered – lecture (6pm-7pm), followed by reception (7-8pm). Now fully booked!

8th May 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr. Margaret Maitland inspects a decorative box inscribed for King Amenhotep II

What were lives like in ancient Egypt? Examining two tombs excavated by Alexander Henry Rhind we explore this fascinating culture.

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£35 - £40

Archaeological Research in Progress 2017

27th May 2017
A Society Lecture at the National Museum of Scotland

The annual national day conference updating you on recent research in Scotland.

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August 2017
Free

Evening Reception – Sales Preview

9th August 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lyon & Turnbull,
33 Broughton Place
Edinburgh , EH1 3RR
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After a popular Sales Preview event last year kindly hosted by Lyon & Turnbull the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is pleased to announce a similar event will take place this year. Please join us. There will be short talks given by experts from Lyon & Turnbull, the National Museum of Scotland and the Society on Scottish silver, Scottish pottery and much more, followed by a drinks reception and canapes. A good opportunity to mingle and preview sales items up…

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December 2018

Public Event – Scotland and Europe: Politics, Culture and National Borders

15th December 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
National Museum Scotland Auditorium, use main entrance,
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1JF United Kingdom
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scotlandandeurope

join us for an afternoon of talks and discussion on Scotland's relationships with Europe past and present, with roundtable speakers representing the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Durham University, the Society of Dix-Neuviemistes and the RSE funded project Establishing SNNEC. Distinguished guests include Professor Sir Tom Devine OBE FRSE HonMRIA FBA FSA Scot who will present a lecture on How Highlandism Conquered Europe: From Sir Walter Scott to Brexit. Discussion will be followed by a wine reception. Organised by the…

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May 2019
£20 - £40

Archaeological Research in Progress 2019 – Day Conference

25th May 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Venue: Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), 22-26 George Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2PQ The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland is managing the event this year (with our partners Archaeology Scotland) and the conference programme includes exciting new research findings and best practice in archaeology covering all periods from across Scotland and beyond. Event sponsored by: Historic Environment Scotland (HES), Forestry & Land Scotland (FLS), AOC Archaeology Group, Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA), GUARD Archaeology, Wessex Archaeology, LUC and SUERC. The full…

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August 2019

Centuries of Craftsmanship – Sales Preview reception

7th August 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lyon & Turnbull,
33 Broughton Place
Edinburgh , EH1 3RR
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The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Lyon & Turnbull are delighted to work together on an event which celebrates Centuries of Craftsmanship. The Sales Preview reception consists of welcome and introductions, two short talks by experts on historic interiors, dyes and textiles research, followed by a drinks reception and private viewing of the forthcoming Scottish Silver & Applied Arts auction. Speakers: Dr David Caldwell FSA Scot | President | Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Dr Anita Quye FSA Scot |…

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September 2020

The Science of the Ness

6th September 2020 @ 5:15 pm - 6:15 pm
The Ness of Brodgar under excavation

This year, Orkney International Science Festival will celebrate Scotland's Year of Coasts and Waters with a variety of online events celebrating the sea and our islands. On Sunday 6 September, tune in to The Science of the Ness, a talk in association with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, where members of UHI Archaeology Institute will describe ongoing scientific analysis of finds from the world-famous multi-period site, the Ness of Brodgar. Dr Ingrid Mainland FSAScot will discuss animal teeth and clues to the prehistoric inhabitants' possible marine diet, and…

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October 2020

October Lecture – Darkness Visible: The Sculptor’s Cave, Covesea, from the Bronze Age to the Picts

12th October 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
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Dr Lindsey Büster FSAScot and Professor Ian Armit FSAScot will present a lecture on The Sculptor's Cave, Covesea, re-examining its use from the Bronze Age to the Picts.

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November 2020

November Lecture: In search of a national identity – Scotland’s material culture

9th November 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Photograph of the Coigrich Crozier

Dr David Caldwell presents his President's lecture prior to retiring from office.

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Anniversary Meeting and AGM

30th November 2020 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Image of Lecture Audience in NMS Auditorium

REGISTRATION FOR THIS EVENT IS NOW OPEN TO FELLOWS VOTING IS NOW CLOSED AS OF 12NOON FRIDAY 27 NOVEMBER You will need to be logged into the website as a Fellow and click on this link to take you to the Anniversary Meeting and AGM page on the Fellow's only noticeboard. This will give you the opportunity to vote online for two Motions from Council, 143 new Fellows, Council members including a new Treasurer, and the President: Anniversary Meeting Registration    …

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December 2020

Rhind Lectures 2020

18th December 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Photograph of Calainais Stones with rainbow

The 2020 Rhind Lectures on Neolithic Scotland are delivered by Archaeologist of the Year Dr Alison Sheridan FSAScot

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January 2021

January Lecture – Comfort and Convenience in the Country House

18th January 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Photo of the kitchen at Cragside in Northumberland

Marilyn Palmer explores the ways in which elements of comfort and convenience were introduced into Victorian and Edwardian country houses.

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February 2021

February Lecture – The Power of Archives

8th February 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Photo of two females using archives

Caroline Brown examines how the creation and curation of archives impacts not just on history but on our world today and the direction we take into the future.

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March 2021

March Lecture – “Ahead of Their Time”: A Talk in Celebration of International Women’s Day

8th March 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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In this online talk, Susan Morrison will shine a light on several Scottish women (from the 1700s to 1900s) who, against all odds, achieved great things for the many.

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September 2021

September Lectures: Orkney Brochs to Iron Age Villages, The Ness in Rock and Stone, and The Mathematics of the Neolithic.

5th September 2021 - 7th September 2021

Three memorial lectures in collaboration with Orkney International Science Festival, to attribute three late Fellows, John Hedges, Raymond Lamb, and Euan MacKie. Several of the speakers are Fellows of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland who will be hosting and highlighting the session.

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October 2021

October Lecture: Searching for the Ice Age Pioneers: Excavations at Rubha Port an t-Seilich, Isle of Islay, Scotland

11th October 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Society of Antiquaries of London and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are delighted to announce a joint online lecture for this autumn. Professor Steven Mithen FSAScot will present an lecture focusing on his work at Rubha Port an t-Seilich, Isle of Islay, Scotland.

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Rhind Lectures 2021: Untimely Ends

Sponsored by AOC Archaeology Group, The 2021 Rhind Lectures "Untimely Ends" will be delivered by Professor John Hunter OBE BA PhD FSA FSAScot MCIfA FCSFS, focusing on his research interests in the study of the dead and forensic archaeology. This will be the Society's first hybrid event with the Rhind Lectures that is taking place in the NMS auditorium and online.

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November 2021

November Lecture: ‘Culduthel: An Iron Age craftworking centre in North-East Scotland’

This will be a hybrid event hosted by the Society, which will take place both in the NMS auditorium and online. However, it may be necessary, due to any future local restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, to move certain events to fully online only. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events. Dr Candy Hatherley will present on the Iron Age craftworking site of Culduthel,…

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Anniversary Meeting and AGM 2021

30th November 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
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Great Seal of Scotland presented to the Society in 1783

ST ANDREW'S DAY TUESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2021 AT 12NOON GMT AUGUSTINE UNITED CHURCH, 41 GEORGE IV BRIDGE, EDINBURGH AND ONLINE Fellows are invited to register to attend the Anniversary Meeting either in person or online. This will be a hybrid event and will start at the earlier than normal time (12noon GMT). Numbers are restricted to 85 people in person, so book early to avoid disappointment. However, it may still be necessary, due to future pandemic restrictions, to move this event to fully online…

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December 2021

December Lecture: “Presbyterianism and Philhellenism, 1821–56”

13th December 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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United Kingdom

This will be an online event hosted by the Society, which will take place via Zoom. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events. Lecture will be presented by Dr Alasdair Grant Volunteers from across Europe and the United States joined the fight for Greek independence during the 1820s. They were attracted by the lure of Greece’s classical past and in many cases disillusioned or…

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January 2022

January Lecture: “Curating Discomfort”

17th January 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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United Kingdom
Zandra Yeaman, Curator of Discomfort

This will be an online event hosted by the Society, which will take place via Zoom. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events. Lecture will be presented by Zandra Yeaman The culture, heritage and museum sector are beginning to understand that much of their collections reveal uncomfortable histories and that the representation of Scotland’s imperial and colonial past need addressed to change the historical bias that excludes the experience…

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February 2022

February Lecture: “Diversity is not a silo: routes to anti-racist work in Scottish heritage”

7th February 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Or They Will Not Exist - Ratika Singh, Preet Nagar Residency

This will be an online event hosted by the Society, which will take place via Zoom. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events. Lecture will be presented by Dr Churnjeet Mahn This lecture uses a series of case studies to discuss how BAME people in Scotland are systematically excluded from the educational and organizational structures that underpin the management and public understanding of heritage in Scotland.…

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March 2022

March Lecture: “Connecting tools and materials in the Dutch Late Neolithic through use-wear analysis and experiments”

Reconstruction of a Late Neolithic Vlaardingen house and a dugout canoe

This will be a hybrid event hosted by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland in collaboration with the Prehistoric Society, which will take place both in the NMS auditorium and online. However, it may be necessary, due to any future local restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, to move certain events to fully online only. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events. Lecture will be…

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April 2022

April Lecture and Fellowship Election

28th April 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
Ave Sanctorum - University of Edinburgh

THURSDAY 28TH APRIL 2022, 6.00PM BST AUGUSTINE UNITED CHURCH, 41 GEORGE IV BRIDGE, EDINBURGH AND ONLINE Fellows are invited to register to attend this Meeting either in person or online. This will be a hybrid event. Numbers are restricted to 100 people in person, so book early to avoid disappointment. This event will be followed by a short drinks reception. Due to possible future pandemic restrictions it might be necessary to move this event to fully online only. Please keep an eye on the…

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May 2022

Archaeological Research in Progress 2022

28th May 2022 @ 9:30 am - 5:15 pm
University of Aberdeen,
CPD Services, Aberdeen, University Office, King's College
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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Organised by Archaeology Scotland in partnership with the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, this year’s ARP conference will take place on Saturday 28 May, at the University of Aberdeen.

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June 2022

Rhind Lectures 2022: Unearthing the African Diaspora

10th June 2022 - 12th June 2022
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
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Singleton conducting test excavations at Butler Island Plantation Site

Presented by Professor Theresa Singleton PhD FSA The Society's hybrid Rhind Lectures are taking place in Edinburgh (Augustine United Church) and live-streamed online.  Please check the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events especially during the pandemic in case of any new restrictions and last minute changes to events.  This event is open and free to all. Please find our Rhind Lecture 2022 leaflet here. With thanks to AOC Archaeology Group…

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October 2022

October Lecture: Mary of Guelders and the Architecture of Queenship in Fifteenth-Century Scotland

20th October 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
Mary of Guelders from the Seton Armorial, 1591, National Library of Scotland (MS Acc. 9309).

This will be a hybrid event hosted by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland which will take place both in Augustine United Church and online. Immediately after the lecture there will be a drinks reception. However, it may be necessary, due to any future local restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, to move an event to fully online only.  Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society…

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November 2022

November Lecture: “Hunter-Gatherer Ireland”

17th November 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
Excavations of Mesolithic and Neolithic site at Belderrig, Co. Mayo

This will be a hybrid event hosted by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland which will take place both in Augustine United Church and online. Immediately after the lecture there will be a drinks reception. It may be necessary, due to any future local restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, to move certain events to fully online only. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events. Lecture…

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Anniversary Meeting and AGM 2022

30th November 2022 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
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Great Seal of Scotland presented to the Society in 1783

ST ANDREW’S DAY WEDNESDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2022 AUGUSTINE UNITED CHURCH, 41 GEORGE IV BRIDGE, EDINBURGH AND ONLINE Fellows are invited to register to attend the Anniversary Meeting either in person or online. This will be a hybrid event and will start at the earlier time of 12:30noon GMT. Number of in-person attendees at the church is limited to 100 so please let us know in advance if you are unable to take up your place. The Anniversary Meeting will also…

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December 2022

December Lecture: “The Viking boat-burial at Kiloran Bay, Colonsay, and its international context”

15th December 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
Kiloran Bay, Colonsay: location of the Viking boat-grave discovered in 1882

This will be a hybrid event hosted by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland which will take place both in Augustine United Church and online. Immediately after the lecture there will be a drinks reception. It may be necessary, due to any future local restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, to move certain events to fully online only. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events. This…

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January 2023

January Lecture: “‘Cut Out and Stuck In: Fragments of Medieval Manuscripts in Nineteenth-Century Albums”

January 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
University of St Andrews Libraries and Museums, msBR65.A9

Joint with the Scottish History Society This will be a hybrid event hosted by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland which will take place both in Augustine United Church and online. Immediately after the lecture there will be a drinks reception. It may be necessary, due to any future local restrictions imposed because of the pandemic, to move certain events to fully online only. Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and…

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