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75th Anniversary Debates: Archaeology Into the 3rd Millennium

UCL Institute of Archaeology

Monday, 19 March 2012 at 18:15 (GMT)

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75th Anniversary Debates: Institute of Archaeology Lecture Theatre - G6

The debates are a series of 'Question Time' style debates, where key public and professional figures will consider a series of major themes relating to the role of archaeology in the modern world.  Each debate will commence at 6.15pm in the Archaeology Lecture Theatre G6, followed by a drinks reception.


Monday 19 March: Archaeology Into the 3rd Millennium

Panel Members:

Kristian Kristiansen (CHAIR) is professor of archaeology at the University of Gothenburg. He is an honorary Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, the Society of Antiquaries of London, and the European Association of Archaeologists, which awarded him the European Archaeological Heritage Prize in 2005. He is the author of Europe before History, Social Transformations in Archaeology (with Michael Rowlands), and The Rise of Bronze Age Society (with Thomas B. Larsson), which was awarded best scholarly book in 2007 by the Society for American Archaeology. His most recent book co-edited with Timothy Earle is: Organizing Bronze Age Societies. He has contributed recently to discussion on the future or death of archaeological theory and the role of archaeological heritage and archaeology's engagement with the present.

Stephen Shennan is Director of the Institute of Archaeology and currently directing the project 'Cultural Evolution of Neolithic Europe', funded by the European Research Council.

John Barrett is a prehistorian with interest in archaeological theory who has worked with the commercial archaeological sector along with undertaking university roles as head of departments of Archaeology and Biblical Studies, Dean of Arts, and Faculty of Arts and Humanities Director of Learning and Teaching.

Marilyn Palmer, Emeritus Professor of Industrial Archaeology, University of Leicester; concerned to develop the archaeological understanding of the recent past in both the public and academic arenas, and to see the results of contract archaeology better integrated into research frameworks for the post-medieval period.

Martin Carver is editor of Antiquity and emeritus Professor at York. He has written extensively on the theoretical, technical, social and future basis of archaeological investigation.




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When & Where

Institute of Archaeology
Lecture Theatre
31-34 Gordon Square
WC1H 0PY London
United Kingdom

Monday, 19 March 2012 at 18:15 (GMT)

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UCL Institute of Archaeology

The UCL Institute of Archaeology is the largest and one of the most highly regarded centres for archaeology, cultural heritage and museum studies in Britain, as evidenced by its top position in university league tables and National Student Survey results. It is one of the very few places in the world actively pursuing research on a truly global scale. Its degree programmes offer an unrivalled variety of courses on a diverse range of topics, and wide-ranging fieldwork opportunities. 

The Institute hosts events on many different aspects of archaeology and is linked to heritage organisations, museums and archaeological societies, providing an outstanding research environment for staff, students and visitors.

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