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April 2015

The Rhind Lectures Day 2 – British Archaeology: its progress and demands.

25th April 2015 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
DNA Strands

Exploring the resilience of archaeology and the application of DNA science

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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

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?

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October 2015

A War of Words: propaganda in the wars of the Rough Wooings – Edinburgh 12 Oct

12th October 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture by Dr Amy Blakeway, University of Kent Between 1543 and 1550 England and Scotland were at war. Both sides, however, used the pen as well as the sword, and the war of words which ensued was given a particularly fierce edge as whilst Scotland remained Catholic England had embraced Protestantism. This lecture will explore propaganda produced by both sides, ranging from poems to proclamations, to shed new light on this important moment in Anglo-Scottish relations. Please scroll down to…

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A War of Words: propaganda in the wars of the Rough Wooings – Aberdeen 13 Oct

13th October 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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MQS Seal NMS1

Lecture by Dr Amy Blakeway, University of Kent   Between 1543 and 1550 England and Scotland were at war. Both sides, however, used the pen as well as the sword, and the war of words which ensued was given a particularly fierce edge as whilst Scotland remained Catholic England had embraced Protestantism. This lecture will explore propaganda produced by both sides, ranging from poems to proclamations, to shed new light on this important moment in Anglo-Scottish relations.  

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November 2015

The Forth Bridge: the World Heritage journey – Edinburgh 9 Nov

9th November 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture by Dr Miles Oglethorpe, Historic Environment Scotland On Sunday 5th July 2015, The Forth Bridge was inscribed onto the World Heritage list by UNESCO at the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee.  This lecture describes how the Bridge came to be Scotland’s 6th World Heritage Site, and how it was the first successful UK nomination since 2009. Please scroll down to book!

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The Forth Bridge: the World Heritage journey – Aberdeen 10 Nov

10th November 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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Lecture by Dr Miles Oglethorpe, Historic Environment Scotland     On Sunday 5th July 2015, The Forth Bridge was inscribed onto the World Heritage list by UNESCO at the 39th Session of the World Heritage Committee.  This lecture describes how the Bridge came to be Scotland’s 6th World Heritage Site, and how it was the first successful UK nomination since 2009.

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December 2015

Crannogs and Castles: The artificial island of north-east Scotland. Aberdeen- 1 Dec

1st December 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
Castle Island, Loch Kinord

Speaker - Michael Stratigos, University of Aberdeen In conjunction with the Society of Antiquaries Aberdeen & North East Section, Michael Stratigos discusses the presence of Crannogs in the North East as part of the evening lecture series. Crannogs are often considered a western or Atlantic phenomenon in Scotland, despite the presence of a handful of crannogs in north-east Scotland. This region has been consistently over-looked, but new work has shown that there were probably many more crannogs in this region…

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Sir Robert, The Royal Incorporation and the Festival of Architecture 2016 – Edinburgh 14 Dec

14th December 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
15 Rutland Square (c) RIAS1

Lecture by Neil Baxter, Hon FRIAS, The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Founded in 1916 at a dinner honouring Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) was, with Holyrood Palace, a main beneficiary of Anderson’s Will, five years later. For its centenary, the Incorporation is preparing the largest celebration of the ‘mother of the arts’ ever seen – with public events the length and breadth of Scotland, highlighting the crucial importance of a quality…

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Sir Robert, The Royal Incorporation and the Festival of Architecture 2016 – Aberdeen 15 Dec

15th December 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Kings 10,
High Street
Old Aberdeen, AB24 3EB United Kingdom
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15 Rutland Square (c) RIAS1

Lecture by Neil Baxter, Hon FRIAS, The Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland Founded in 1916 at a dinner honouring Sir Robert Rowand Anderson, the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) was, with Holyrood Palace, a main beneficiary of Anderson’s Will, five years later. For its centenary, the Incorporation is preparing the largest celebration of the ‘mother of the arts’ ever seen – with public events the length and breadth of Scotland, highlighting the crucial importance of a quality…

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January 2016

The Bronze Age Neolithic? Problems of Continuity and Chronology – Edinburgh 11 Jan

11th January 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Duggleby Howe

Lecture by Dr Alex Gibson, Reader in Prehistory, University of Bradford In association with The Prehistoric Society   For some time it has been commonly acknowledged that Bronze Age ceramics developed from Neolithic forms. Radiocarbon chronology, however, has shown that there was almost a millennium between the demise of Impressed Wares and the advent of Food Vessels and Urns. Given this chronological gap, how do we explain the undeniable similarities? A closer inspection of Bronze Age culture and customs suggests…

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The Bronze Age Neolithic? Problems of Continuity and Chronology – Aberdeen 12 Jan

12th January 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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Duggleby Howe

Lecture by Dr Alex Gibson, Reader in Prehistory, University of Bradford In association with The Prehistoric Society   For some time it has been commonly acknowledged that Bronze Age ceramics developed from Neolithic forms. Radiocarbon chronology, however, has shown that there was almost a millennium between the demise of Impressed Wares and the advent of Food Vessels and Urns. Given this chronological gap, how do we explain the undeniable similarities? A closer inspection of Bronze Age culture and customs suggests…

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February 2016

6,000 Years of Architecture, Innovation and Design

1st February 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design 2016 logo

A journey through Scottish architecture from the earliest buildings to today's tower blocks.  Our three speakers have each been given a period of Scotland’s past and presented the challenge to choose their three examples of architectural innovation and design that changed the face of Scotland.  Come and hear their choices and contribute your own! Chair: Prof. Karen Forbes (Edinburgh University) Prehistory (earliest people to 600 AD): Dr Tanja Romankiewicz (Edinburgh University) Medieval (600 AD to Union of the Crowns): Prof. Richard Oram (Stirling University) Modern…

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Fortifying rulership in Pictland: the results of excavations at three fortified enclosures in Northeast Scotland’

9th February 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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Excavations underway on top of Dunnicaer Image University of Aberdeen

Dr Gordon Noble, University of Aberdeen, will present this lecture at the Regent Building Lecture Theatre, University of Aberdeen, hosted by the Aberdeen and North East Section of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. This talk will outline recent results of the University of Aberdeen’s Northern Picts project which involves undertaking surveys and excavations on Pictish sites from Aberdeenshire to Easter Ross. In this presentation Dr Noble will focus on the work at three fortified sites: Dunnicaer and Rhynie, both Aberdeenshire and Burghead,…

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The Literary Forgeries of ‘Antique Smith’ Edinburgh 15 Feb

15th February 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
National Library of Scotland,
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh , EH1 1EW United Kingdom
Defendants in the Antique Smith trial1

Lecture by Dr Ralph McLean, National Library of Scotland This talk examines the career of Alexander Howland Smith ‘Antique Smith’ who rose to notoriety in the 1890s through his forgeries of famous Scots such as Mary Queen of Scots, Robert Burns, and Sir Walter Scott. By looking at the Society of Antiquaries extensive Smith collection this talk will investigate Smith’s techniques, provide examples of his forgeries, and relate his eventual discovery and downfall. This event is now fully booked!  

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A founder’s workshop from the Bronze Age? Excavations in the shadow of Hunterston – Inverness 17 Feb

17th February 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Inverness Museum and Art Gallery,
Castle Wynd
Inverness, IV2 3EB United Kingdom
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Excavations to the rear of Hunterston A&B1

Lecture by Mr Tom Rees, Consultant Archaeologist, Rathmell Archaeology Limited Investigations during construction of the Western Link Convertor Station at Hunterston in Ayrshire (http://www.westernhvdclink.co.uk/) revealed a small area of intense prehistoric activity. Excavation revealed a sequence of enclosures bounding a hollow within which were dense pit clusters, working surfaces and post-holes. Field evidence for bronze and iron smelting, founding and smithing (respectively) combined with late Bronze Age pottery suggests a remarkable discovery – an open air workshop from the Bronze…

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A founder’s workshop from the Bronze Age? Excavations in the shadow of Hunterston – Glasgow 18 Feb

18th February 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Lecture Theatre 2,
Boyd Orr Buildings, University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8QQ United Kingdom
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Excavations to the rear of Hunterston A&B1

Lecture by Mr Tom Rees, Consultant Archaeologist, Rathmell Archaeology Limited Investigations during construction of the Western Link Convertor Station at Hunterston in Ayrshire (http://www.westernhvdclink.co.uk/) revealed a small area of intense prehistoric activity. Excavation revealed a sequence of enclosures bounding a hollow within which were dense pit clusters, working surfaces and post-holes. Field evidence for bronze and iron smelting, founding and smithing (respectively) combined with late Bronze Age pottery suggests a remarkable discovery – an open air workshop from the Bronze…

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March 2016

White, Black and Grey: recent discoveries in Aberdeen’s friaries

8th March 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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Parsdon Gordon map of 1651 which shows friary

Alison Cameron of Cameron Archaeology will present this lecture at the Regent Building Lecture Theatre hosted by the Aberdeen and North East Section of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Three of the four Aberdeen medieval friaries have now been subjected to archaeological excavation, the Carmelite, Franciscan and Domincan. This talk will pull together what we now know about these important religious institutions. There are human remains from all sites and this includes the recent 25 individuals excavated at Robert Gordon's on…

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Living and dying at Auldhame, East Lothian – Edinburgh 14 March

14th March 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Excavation in progress at Auldhamea

Lecture by Dr Anne Crone, Project Manager, AOC Archaeology Excavations on the headland at Auldhame have uncovered a millennium of burial activity, from the 7th century to the 17th century AD. The earliest phase saw the establishment of a monastic settlement probably associated with the Anglian saint, Balthere. A grave with Hiberno-Norse connections signaled the end of this settlement, possibly violently, and the site subsequently became a parish church and graveyard, finally ending up as a family burial aisle or…

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Living and dying at Auldhame, East Lothian – Aberdeen 15 March

15th March 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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Excavation in progress at Auldhamea

Lecture by Dr Anne Crone, Project Manager, AOC Archaeology Excavations on the headland at Auldhame have uncovered a millennium of burial activity, from the 7th century to the 17th century AD. The earliest phase saw the establishment of a monastic settlement probably associated with the Anglian saint, Balthere. A grave with Hiberno-Norse connections signaled the end of this settlement, possibly violently, and the site subsequently became a parish church and graveyard, finally ending up as a family burial aisle or…

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April 2016

Celts: art and identity – Edinburgh 11 April

11th April 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Lecture by Dr Fraser Hunter, National Museums Scotland The idea of Celts is a potent, popular and enormously varied one, applied to many different types of evidence in different contexts. Coinciding with a major exhibition on Celts at the National Museum of Scotland, this talk will consider the many different things which get called Celtic art. It will consider what these different “Celtic arts” say about connections and differences across Europe, and consider the role of decoration in making powerful…

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May 2016

Rhind Lectures: Antiquaries, archaeologists and the invention of the historic town c 1700-1860 6th, 7th and 8th May

6th May 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8th May 2016 @ 5:00 pm
History Preserving the Monuments of Antiquity

Friday 6th May, 6.00 pm - 7.30 pm, Saturday 7th May, 11. am - 5.00 pm, Sunday 8th May, 2. 00 pm - 5.00 pm   Professor Roey Sweet, Professor of Urban History, University of Leicester The historic town today is a clichéd mainstay of tourism and place-branding; its credentials go back to the eighteenth century when antiquaries first began seriously to study the physical remains of the past and to single out towns as of particular historical interest. These…

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June 2016
£2 - £12

Celts Exhibition and Curator Talk

Blair Drummond gold torcs

This major NMS exhibition, organised in partnership with the British Museum, unravels the complex story of the different groups who have used or been given the name "Celts" through the extraordinary art objects they made and used.  Join Dr Fraser Hunter, NMS principal curator of Iron Age and Roman collections in the NMS Auditorium for an introductory talk about the artefacts before touring the exhibition yourself. Open to Fellows and non-Fellows - everyone is welcome to attend and learn about this…

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October 2016

“The creation of archaeology as a science in Scotland in the mid 19th century” – Edinburgh 10 October 2016

10th October 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Easter Aquorthies Recumbent Stone Circle

This lecture explores how Daniel Wilson’s ideas to recognise the practice of archaeology as a science were taken forward through the investigations of stone circles in north eastern Scotland.

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“The creation of archaeology as a science in Scotland in the mid 19th century” – Aberdeen 11 October 2016

11th October 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
Easter Aquorthies Recumbent Stone Circle

This lecture explores how Daniel Wilson’s ideas to recognise the practice of archaeology as a science were taken forward through the investigations of stone circles in north eastern Scotland.

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November 2016
Free

“Öetzi the Iceman 25 years on” – Edinburgh

14th November 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Photograph of Oetzi Iceman site

Lecture outlining the great deal of research over the last 25 years, especially since 2000. For no other prehistoric human has there been such a very detailed scientific reconstruction of the last few days of life.

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Free

“Öetzi the Iceman 25 years on” – Aberdeen

15th November 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
Photograph of Oetzi Iceman site

Lecture outlining the great deal of research over the last 25 years, especially since 2000. For no other prehistoric human has there been such a very detailed scientific reconstruction of the last few days of life.

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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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December 2016
Free

“Mapping the City: a new approach for the Digital Age” – Edinburgh

12th December 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
City skyline photograph

A consideration of how the density or absence of something often defines the character of an area or neighbourhood and how new ways of mapping urban characteristics can reveal so much more about a place.

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“Mapping the City: a new approach for the Digital Age” – Aberdeen

13th December 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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City skyline photograph

A consideration of how the density or absence of something often defines the character of an area or neighbourhood and how new ways of mapping urban characteristics can reveal so much more about a place.

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January 2017
Free

The restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art – Edinburgh

16th January 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Facade of Glasgow School of Art

Lecture exploring the iconic Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building and its restoration.

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February 2017
Free

Painting the past: using geological techniques to identify artists’ pigments in Roman archaeology – Edinburgh

13th February 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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This lecture will explore the use of geological techniques to identify pigments used in decorating Roman buildings and objects.

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Painting the past: using geological techniques to identify artists’ pigments in Roman archaeology – Aberdeen

14th February 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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feb-2017-lecture-image

This lecture will explore the use of geological techniques to identify pigments used in decorating Roman buildings and objects.

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March 2017
Free

White, Black and Grey: recent discoveries at Aberdeen’s medieval friaries – Edinburgh

Recording and lifting one of the burials

Lecture exploring the excavated evidence for medieval friaries in Aberdeen.

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The restoration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s Glasgow School of Art – Aberdeen

21st March 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
Facade of Glasgow School of Art

Lecture exploring the iconic Glasgow School of Art Mackintosh building and its restoration.

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April 2017
Free

Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness – barometer of European politics – Edinburgh

10th April 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
wild boar carved in relief on a sarcophagus lid

The excavations at Portmahomack revealed activity on the site from the 6th century AD to the 15th century.

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Portmahomack on Tarbat Ness – Inverness – This event is now fully booked!

11th April 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Inverness Town Hall,
Castle Wynd
Inverness, IV2 3BJ United Kingdom
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wild boar carved in relief on a sarcophagus lid

The excavations at Portmahomack revealed activity on the site from the 6th century AD to the 15th century.

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May 2017
Free

Sacred Heritage: Archaeology, Identity and Medieval Beliefs – Rhind Lectures

19th May 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 21st May 2017 @ 5:00 pm
View to Iona Abbey

Professor Roberta Gilchrist, University of Reading, will present the series of six Rhind Lectures in 2017.

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June 2017
Free

Medieval painted wooden vaults in Norwegian parish churches – Edinburgh

12th June 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Painted ceiling in a Norwegian stave church

The Lindsay Fischer Lecture will be presented by Professor Margrethe Stang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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Medieval painted wooden vaults in Norwegian parish churches – Aberdeen

13th June 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
Painted ceiling in a Norwegian stave church

The Lindsay Fischer Lecture will be presented by Professor Margrethe Stang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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Medieval painted wooden vaults in Norwegian parish churches – Kirkwall

14th June 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Overblikk restaurant, Orkney College,
East Road
Kirkwall, KW15 1PA
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Painted ceiling in a Norwegian stave church

The Lindsay Fischer Lecture will be presented by Professor Margrethe Stang, Norwegian University of Science and Technology.

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October 2017
Free

‘His little hour of royalty’: Charles Edward Stuart at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

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Lecture given by Dr Jacqueline Riding, Historian, Author and Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London.     In the autumn of 1745 Charles Edward Stuart established a court at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, an episode that was later described by Andrew Lang as ‘his little hour of royalty.’ Yet, at this time, no one could have predicted for certain the outcome of the prince’s campaign. This lecture will challenge Lang’s glib assessment of the Stuart court at Holyrood,…

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‘His little hour of royalty’: Charles Edward Stuart at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

10th October 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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(Venue: Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen) Lecture given by Dr Jacqueline Riding, Historian, Author and Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London

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November 2017
Free

‘From Banditry to Books, from Reiving to Screeving: The Borders Enlightenment’

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(Venue: NMS Auditorium, Edinburgh) Lecture given by Professor Ted Cowan Hon FSA Scot, Emeritus Professor of Scottish History and Literature, University of Glasgow. This lecture seeks to explore and assess enlightenment influence upon the inhabitants of the Scottish Borders. It also asks whether it is possible that folk with surnames such as Hume and Scott, up to their necks in all kinds of violence, feuding, skullduggery and general mayhem, through to 1603 could, two or three generations later, transform or…

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In Sickness and in Health: NHS Grampian Archives

14th November 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom

Regent lecture Theatre, Aberdeen.   Fiona Musk, NHS Grampian Archivist.   In Sickness and in Health: NHS Grampian Archives. The development and future of the Archives and what these historic collections can tell us about the history of the North East of Scotland.

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‘From Banditry to Books, from Reiving to Screeving: The Borders Enlightenment’

15th November 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dumfries Museum,
The Observatory, Rotchell Road,
Dumfries, DG2 7SW
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(Venue: Dumfries Museum, Dumfries) Lecture given by Professor Ted Cowan Hon FSA Scot, Emeritus Professor of Scottish History and Literature, University of Glasgow. Please contact Dumfries Museum on 01387 253374 to reserve a free place at the lecture or via email (dumfries.museum@dumgal.gov.uk)  

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December 2017
Free

‘The General Register of Sasines – celebrating 400 years’

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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…

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‘The General Register of Sasines – celebrating 400 years’

12th December 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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(Venue: Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen) Lecture given by Isla MacLeod, Registers of Scotland

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January 2018
Free

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

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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.    

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‘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
Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen,
Regent Walk
Aberdeen, AB24 3FX United Kingdom
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(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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February 2018
Free

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

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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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