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March 2020

Cancelled – Connecting Tools and Materials in the Dutch Neolithic

10th March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ypenburg

Unfortunately Professor Annelou van Gijn is unable to deliver her lectures for the Society and Prehistoric Society on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 March.  We have had to cancel our Aberdeen event on Tuesday but the Monday evening lecture in the NMS Auditorium in Edinburgh will be going ahead as usual, with a lecture by Dr Matthew Knight FSA Scot, entitled “Fragments of the Bronze Age. The destruction and deposition of metalwork in Britain.”  We apologise for the inconvenience.   Lecture by Professor…

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April 2020

Getting Ahead in Archaeology – CANCELLED

14th April 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have cancelled this event but hope to reschedule it as soon as is practicable.  Watch this space! The lecture will be given by Dr Rebecca Crozier and has been organised by the Aberdeen & North East Section of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Free. No booking required. Places available on a first come first served basis.

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Our Elemental Past – EVENT CANCELLED

18th April 2020 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
National Museum Scotland Auditorium, use main entrance,
Chambers Street
Edinburgh, EH1 1JF United Kingdom
elementalpast

An in-conversation style lecture event organised and presented by the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland on World Heritage day Saturday 18 April (3pm-4.30pm) in the National Museum of Scotland auditorium Free, but booking required online at https://www.sciencefestival.co.uk/event-details/our-elemental-past   On World Heritage Day, meet some of archaeological science’s best communicators of fascinating topics, themed around earth, air, fire and water. Chaired by broadcaster and comedian Susan Morrison, four experts give short talks on the Earth's elements. Dr Nick Hannon will explore…

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May 2020

8000 Years of Aden and Deer: The Archaeology of the Monastery of Deer and Aden Country Park – CANCELLED

19th May 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic we have cancelled this event but hope to reschedule it as soon as is practicable.  Watch this space! The lecture will be given by Alison Cameron MCIfA FSAScot, and has been organised by the Aberdeen & North East Section of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Free. No booking required. Places available on a first come first served basis.

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June 2020

Archaeological Research in Progress Conference 2020 – ONLINE EVENT

6th June 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tap O'Noth (Image Credit: edited and reproduced with permission by James O'Driscoll, University of Aberdeen)

Archaeological Research in Progress is a national conference organised each year by Archaeology Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, supported by Historic Environment Scotland. All speakers have submitted their talks in the form of video or article submissions. Once you have reserved your ticket(s) you will be invited to the private event group where this content will be released! Q&A will take place on Facebook and Twitter with the speakers. We're also thrilled to announce that every conference ticket also includes a 20%…

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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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James Sutherland (c.1639-1719) – EVENT RESCHEDULED – ONLINE LECTURE

30th September 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Lecture by Robert Betteridge (NLS), Nick Holmes (NMS) and Lorna Mitchell (RBGE) Wednesday 30 September 2020 Following his appointment as “Intendant” of the Physic Garden by the founders Robert Sibbald and Andrew Balfour James Sutherland went on to obtain a Regius Professorship of Botany and appointment to the position of King’s Botanist. In this talk we will learn more about the one of the founders of the Garden that was to become the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and explore Sutherland's…

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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
elizaw

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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April 2021

April Lecture and Election – “The Knights Templar and Historical Revisionism in the Modern Era” by Dr Rory MacLellan

26th April 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Image from Matthew Paris Manuscript

Dr Rory MacLellan presents a lecture on the conspiracy theories around the Templars, or groups inspired by them, and how this fame has also led to darker appropriations.

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May 2021

Archaeological Research in Progress Conference 2021

29th May 2021
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The annual day conference for archaeological research will be hosted online in collaboration with Archaeology Scotland.

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June 2021

June Lecture “The Public and Private Worlds of Sir Walter Scott”

28th June 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm
The Scott Monument, Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

As well as a renowned writer and novelist, a keen antiquary and collector, Sir Walter Scott was President of the RSE and was also Vice President of the SoAoS and long-term Fellow of both societies.

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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
,
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
AK Bell Library, Perth,
2 - 8 York Place
Perth, PH2 8EP 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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September 2022
£45 - £50

Summer Excursion 2022 (CANCELLED)

17th September 2022 @ 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Dunfermline Abbey & Palace and Broomhall House,
Saint Margaret Street
Dunfermline, Fife KY12 7PE United Kingdom
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Broomhall House

CANCELLED Due to the sad and recent announcement of the death of our Patron, Her Majesty the Queen, this upcoming day excursion is cancelled, out of respect for the Queen and the Royal family during this period of national mourning.     SUMMER EXCURSION: Dunfermline Abbey & Palace and Broomhall House Join us for an exciting day excursion in and around Dunfermline, Fife, visiting two important sites of interest. In the morning we will visit Dunfermline Abbey and Palace with a private…

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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”

19th January 2023 @ 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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February 2023

February Lecture: “‘Auspicious Gold’ and ‘Precious Stones’: Rethinking Weapons in Bronze Age Shang China (c.1250-1050 BCE)”

23rd February 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
Finds from tomb Huayuanzhuang M54, Anyang - Institute of Archaeology, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences

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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March 2023

March Lecture: “Scottish Necromancers and Elite Magic” IN-PERSON TICKETS SOLD OUT, ONLINE ONLY

16th March 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
Illustration from The Fourth Book of Occult Philosophy, attributed to Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa (1559).

Please note, this event is fully booked to attend in-person, but we have plenty of online tickets left. 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…

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April 2023

April Lecture and Fellowship Election

27th April 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
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THURSDAY 27TH APRIL 2023, 6.00PM BST AUGUSTINE UNITED CHURCH, 41 GEORGE IV BRIDGE, EDINBURGH AND ONLINE 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,…

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May 2023

May Lecture: “Reapproaching Celts” (In-Person Tickets Sold Out)

11th May 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
Dr Rachel Pope - Digging for Britain

Please note that in-person tickets for this event is now fully sold out, so only online tickets are available. If you have booked to attend in-person and can no longer make it, please cancel this to allow another person to attend. 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,…

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£2 - £40

Archaeological Research in Progress Conference 2023

27th May 2023 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
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The annual day conference for archaeological research will be hosted in-person and online, in collaboration with Archaeology Scotland.

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September 2023
£50 - £60

Summer Excursion 2023

23rd September 2023 @ 8:45 am - 6:00 pm
Culross Palace (Geograph.org.uk - credit: M J Richardson)

Dunfermline Abbey & Palace and Culross Palace & Village An exciting day excursion in and around Dunfermline, Fife, visiting two main sites of historic interest on Saturday 23rd of September. In the morning we will visit Dunfermline Abbey and Palace, and in the afternoon Culross Palace and Village. Both visits will include private group tours led by expert guides. Itinerary: 8.45 – Meet outside the National Museum of Scotland on Chambers Street, Edinburgh 9.00 – Coach departs 10.00 – Arrive at…

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Rhind Lectures 2023: What has Maya Archaeology done for us?

29th September 2023 - 1st October 2023
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
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Black-on-red bowl decorated with a flower motif. From the 'Ottawa Group' at Lamanai, about A.D. 800.

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 in case of any last minute changes to events.  Please note that booking an in-person ticket gives you access to all six sessions of the 2023 Rhind Lectures, but due to limited capacity at the venue we recommend you book early to avoid disappointment. All times in…

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October 2023

October Lecture: ‘The life and death of Atlantic Rock Art’

12th October 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
Badger rock, a densely decorated boulder located in an open landscape (Ilkley Moor, Yorkshire) - Joana Valdez-Tullet

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. 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 event is free and open to everyone. Lecture will be presented by Dr Joana Valdez-Tullett BA MA PhD FSAScot Atlantic Rock Art, known for…

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November 2023

November Lecture: ‘Changing his tune: Robert Bruce, Ireland, and the papacy’

9th November 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
The statue of Robert Bruce at Bannockburn © Fiona Watson

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. 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 event is free and open to everyone. Lecture will be presented by Dr Fiona Watson Robert Bruce had been on a mission for over a…

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Anniversary Meeting and AGM 2023

30th November 2023 @ 4:30 pm - 7:00 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 THURSDAY 30 NOVEMBER 2023 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 4.30PM GMT. The 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. Details of the event and the ability to…

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December 2023

December Lecture: ‘On their terms: black women subverting the plantation economy in the Caribbean’

14th December 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
Dr Peggy Brunache, lecturer at the University of Glasgow on the History of Atlantic slavery. She is photographed here  in Glasgow City Centre. 


Photo Credit: Kirsty Anderson

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 with whisky and mince pies. This event is free and open to everyone. Lecture will be presented by Dr Peggy Brunache This paper draws on a Black feminist lens to read against the silencing violence of the slavery archives and reveal a dynamic (if sometimes controversial) and creolizing process…

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January 2024

January Lecture: ‘The ethnological foundation of the Scottish Enlightenment’

January 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
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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. This event is free and open to everyone. Lecture will be presented by Professor Tommy J Curry The philosophical debates during the Enlightenment concerning the origin and purpose of racial difference provided the rationale for formalizing the study of racial groups in the United Kingdom in the early…

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February 2024

February Lecture: ‘Mesolithic catastrophe: the impact of the Storegga Slide tsunami on the Mesolithic population of Britain’

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
archaeologists-recording-human-and-animal-footprints-in-a-late-mesolithic-intertidal-land-surface-under-active-erosion-by-the-sea-clive-waddington

Joint with the Prehistoric 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. This event is free and open to everyone. Lecture will be presented by Dr Clive Waddington FSA MCIfA FSAScot Around 6,175 cal BC Britain was irrevocably impacted upon by what is probably the largest marine megaslide tsunami so far recovered on the planet. This…

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March 2024

March Lecture: ‘”Take the wife with you to see the lady footballers”: The development of women’s football in Scotland, 1880-1939′

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
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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. This event is free and open to everyone. Lecture will be presented by Professor Fiona Skillen MA MPhil PhD FRHistS SFHEA The 5th of December 2021 marked the 100th anniversary of the introduction of the Football Association’s ‘ban’ on women’s football in England. Yet, 100 years on we…

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April 2024

April Lectures and Fellowship Election

April 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom

THURSDAY 25TH APRIL 2024, 6.00PM BST AUGUSTINE UNITED CHURCH, 41 GEORGE IV BRIDGE, EDINBURGH AND ONLINE 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. This event is free and open to all. Lecture information This event will feature two short 20 minute presentations given by Early Career Researchers/recent PhD graduates. The Chornobyl Exclusion Zone is a palimpsest…

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