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On this page you will find information about events that took place during 2011

Research Seminars & Lectures

Archaeology Research Seminars

Cardiff Archaeological Society

Lunchtime talks at the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff 2011


Professor Robert Darnton
Distinguished Lecture Jefferson Taper and the Future of Books  -  5 December 2011
School of Optometry and Visual Sciences

Professor Robert Darnton, Carl H. Pforzheimer University Professor at Harvard University and Director of the Harvard University Library, delivered Cardiff University’s Distinguished lecture on the subject of Jefferson’s Taper and the Future of Books to a capacity audience at the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences.

The unique Roman, Dark Age and Medieval settlement of Gateholm, Pembrokeshire.
Early Medieval Wales Archaeology Research Group  -  19 November 2011
Humanities Building, Lecture Theatre 2.03

Cardiff Archaeology department hosted the annual meeting of the Early Medieval Wales Archaeology Research group.

Why Late Antiquity Matters
2011 Annual Public Lecture  -  16 November 2011
Arts and Social Studies Library, Lower Ground Floor (Wolfson Floor), Special Collections Reading Room (SCOLAR)

2011 Annual Public Lecture "A Continuing City" -Why Antiquity Matters

Whitchurch axes
Bronze Age Forum  -  12 November 2011

The next meeting of the Bronze Age Forum will be hosted by the Department of Archaeology, Cardiff University. The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in the Bronze Age archaeology of Britain, Ireland and our nearest Continental neighbours. The conference covers both the early and later Bronze Age and will present information on new discoveries, artefact synthesis and discussion papers.

Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green
Boudica/Boudicea: Myth and Reality  -  10 November 2011

New Statesman 'Hot Ticket' lecture: Thursday 10 November 2011, 7.30pm
Cardiff's Professor Miranda Aldhouse-Green gives a lecture on Boudica / Boudicea: Myth & Reality at Bath Literary and Scientific Institute.

Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK
Interpretation, Imagination and Islam  -  26 October 2011
Cardiff University, Trevithik Building, room 0.07

Postgraduate Conference, Centre for the Study of Islam in the UK 
Saint Catherine of Alexandria 1981
Shield Maidens and Sacred Mothers  -  31 August 2011

Medieval Women in Truth and Legend

October 7th 2011

This forthcoming interdisciplinary international conference seeks to examine images and representations of medieval women.



Billhook from Ham Hill
Ham Hill Excavations 2011  -  25 July 2011

Visit Cardiff University's excavations at Ham Hill in Somerset


Reconstruction of Caerleon in the Roman period, showing the newly discovered monumental suburb (© 7reasons)
Caerleon 2011 Excavations and Open Weekend  -  4 August 2011

Visit an archaeological dig and find out about our Roman past.

Getting Medieval at Cosmeston. © Vale of Glamorgan Council.
Getting Medieval  -  9 July 2011

Free family learning day at Cosmeston Medieval Village. Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July 2011 10:00am - 4:00pm

Myths, Legends & Folklore Conference
17th–18th May 2011

Postgraduate students from Cardiff University, in conjunction with the University Graduate College, are running a two-day interdisciplinary conference on the broad theme of ‘Myths, Legends and Folklore’.

Will Hutton
Free public talk by Will Hutton  -  18 May 2011

On 18th May 2011 the highly distinguished economics commentator Will Hutton will deliver a free public lecture hosted collaboratively by the School of History, Archaeology, and Religion and Cardiff Business School as part of the Keynes seminar series and the Cardiff Business School Lecture Series 2010-11.

Reconstruction of Caerleon in the Roman period, showing the newly discovered monumental suburb (© 7reasons)
City of the Legion: new discoveries at Caerleon – free event  -  15 March 2011

At this FREE public lecture you can find out more about the remarkable recent discoveries made by archaeologists at Caerleon, including the previously unknown suburb of massive monumental buildings on the banks of the River Usk.

George Pace Conference
12 February 2011

10am – 5.30pm on 12 February 2011. St Michael’s College, 54 Cardiff Road, Llandaff, Cardiff.

Sons of Constantine
19 January 2011

A one-day colloquium at Cardiff University