materialculture

Material Culture Research Strand

The Material Culture Research Strand is an interdisciplinary group based in the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. Its aims are to provide a focus for researchers in the field of material culture by reviewing and discussing recent work, providing feedback on its members’ research proposals and papers, and stimulating new projects. The Research Strand is open to all interested researchers at Newcastle University including staff and postgraduate students.

Through the Centre for Interdisciplinary Artefact Studies, members of the strand work collaboratively on applied and commercial projects with a wide range of partners.

The strand’s convenor is Andrea Dolfini.

2015-16 Meetings

Strand theme: ‘Material culture and social inequality: Old problems, new ideas’

We are exploring the relationship between material culture and social inequality through readings, discussions, and by inviting selected speakers who have researched the problem in innovative and heterodox ways. As always, we are taking a broad approach which favours interdisciplinary, cross-period and cross-cultural research into the problem.

Paolo Liverani (Florence): Colour Coding in Roman Art: Some Reflections
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 1.06
Time/Date: Monday 5th October 2015, 6pm

Matthew Haysom (Newcastle): Reconstructing life on Late Bronze Age Crete
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 2.16
Time/Date: Thursday 22nd October 2015, 4pm

Jane Webster (Newcastle): 'A dirty window on the Iron Age'? Recent developments in the archaeology of Celtic (and Romano-Celtic) religion
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 1.05
Time/Date: Tuesday 27th October 2015, 6pm

Charlotte Potts (Oxford): 'Deconstructing and Reconstructing Roman Temples'
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 1.05
Time/Date: Tuesday 3rd November 2015, 6pm

Nick Hodgson (Tyne and Wear Archives and Museums): 'WallQuest Community Archaeology and the discovery of the fort baths at Wallsend (Segedunum)'
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 1.06
Time/Date: Tuesday 17th November 2015, 6pm

Audrey Horning (QUB): 'Worlds in Motion: Archaeological exploration of early modern identity in Ireland and America'
Archaeology Research Seminar
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 2.16
Time/Date: 3rd December 2015, 4-5pm

Tatiana Ivleva (Newcastle): 'Global adornments': Glass bangles in Late Iron Age and Roman period Europe and Britain
Roman Archaeology Seminar Series
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 1.06
Time/Date: 15th December 2015, 6-7.30pm

Martin Goldberg (National Museum of Scotland): Early Medieval objects in the National Museum of Scotland/British Museum 'Celts' exhibition
MedLab Research Seminar
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 2.16
Time/Date: 28th January 2016, 5-6.30pm

Andy M. Jones (Cornwall Archaeological Unit): The Whitehorse cist
Archaeology Research Seminar
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 2.16
Time/Date: 18th February 2016, 4-5pm

Michael Doneus (Vienna): title tbc
Archaeology Research Seminar
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 2.16
Time/Date: 10th March 2016, 4pm

Professor Annelou L. van Gijn (Leiden University): title tbc
Archaeology Research Seminar
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 2.16
Time/Date: 28th April 2016, 4-5pm

Gareth Williams (British Museum): Coinage after Rome: The transition from Roman to Anglo Saxon coinage in England
MedLab Research Seminar
Location: Armstrong Building, Room 2.16
Time/Date: 5th May 2016, 5-6.30pm

 

Past Meetings