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Archaeology and Conservation Research Seminar Series

Cardiff University's Archaeology and Conservation Research Seminar Series features experts from across the UK.

All of our seminars are free, open to all and take place on Thursdays at 17:10 in the University's John Percival Building (Lecture Theatre 2.03, second floor). There is no need to book.

Upcoming seminars





Rachel Pope

Resolving the Penycloddiau sequence: An exercise in single context archaeological method.


Anastasia Gadolou

The formation of religious landscapes in Achaia during the Early Historical Era (10th-7th centuries BC). 'Political structures and social identities'.


Judith Bunbury

Changing land and Waterscapes in Egypt; interactions of people and environment


Joanne Rowland

The sacred falcons of Djedhor of Athribis, in the context of the Quesna necropolis (Nile Delta)


Alan Outram

The Archaeology and Ancient Genomics of Early Horse Domestication: Not as Simple as Once Thought!


Arwa Kharobi

The Enigma of the Hyksos: contribution of paleopathology to defining Middle Bronze Age populations in the Eastern Delta and the Levant‚Äč


Patrick Gleeson

Archaeologies of Belief: Framing Religious Transformation in Ireland during the first Millennium AD


Matthew Haysom

Neopalatial Cretan Religion in Comparative Perspective


To be announced

To be announced

Past seminars

07/02/2019Nelleke Ijssennagger (National Trust Cornwall)Frisia in the Viking Age. An interdisciplinary approach to a liminal coastal area and its North Sea connections
14/02/2019Dan Lawrence (Durham University)Climate, Settlement and Society: A long view on emergent complexity in the Ancient Near East
21/02/2019Alasdair Whittle (Cardiff University)The times of their lives: histories for the European Neolithic
28/02/2019Jody Joy (Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Cambridge)Shining new light on an Old Treasure: The Iron Age hoards from Snettisham, Norfolk
07/03/2019Reading Week – no seminar 
14/03/2019Zena Kamash (Royal Holloway University of London)Post-conflict reconstruction in the Middle East
21/03/2019Melanie Giles (University of Manchester)Bog Bodies: the case of Worsley Man
28/03/2019Society of Antiquaries of London meeting – no seminar to avoid a clash 
04/04/2019Cat Jarman (Bristol)Viking Age Repton: Beyond the winter camp
11/04/2019Janet Berry (Church of England)Canary in the Cage: Conservation of Church Heritage