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Department of Archaeology


The Computational and Digital Archaeology Lab (CDAL) is a hub for doctoral, post-doctoral and faculty levels that are committed to advancing the application of digital, computational, and quantitative methods in archaeology. The workshop series brings together experts of the field from around the world showcasing their latest research in the field.

Evening lectures take place on Monday evenings at 5:00 pm, and until further notice will take place over Zoom. To register for the event please sign-up at CDAL Zoom Registration. Once registered, you will receive the Zoom link for every seminar, to be emailed an hour before the event starts. Individual Events can be registered for on the event page. 

Future events will be announced here.


Contact name: 
Leah Brainerd & Friederike Jürcke
Contact email: 

Events In This Series For This Academic Year

Session Name Date Event speaker
Extreme 4D Pedestrian & Traffic Modelling: Using Computational Methods to Extract Travel Behaviour directly from Archaeological Evidence Monday, 12 October, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr Michelle de Gruchy, Durham University
Sensing the Past: Integrating Indigenous Knowledge and Digital Archaeology Monday, 26 October, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr Kisha Supernant, University of Alberta
‘If the accommodation be not made good’: Geospatial Archaeology’s Role in Tracing the Shock of Colonialism in the Great Bay Estuary, ca. 1600 – 1750 Monday, 9 November, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr Meghan Howey, University of New Hampshire
The artificial past: adventures in agent-based modelling and archaeolinguistics Monday, 25 January, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr Iza Romanowska, Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies, & Marcel Ruland, University of Barcelona
When prehistoric archaeology meets network science: Testing demography-dependent models of cultural change Monday, 8 February, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr Valéria Romano, University of Alicante
A deep history of human adaptation and changing climate on the Eastern Tibetan plateau Monday, 22 February, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr Jade d'Alpoim Guedes, UC San Diego
How to build an anti-colonial digital archaeology? Perspectives from the Canadian context Monday, 8 March, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr Neha Gupta, University of British Columbia
Issues in Replication and Stability of Least-cost Path Calculations Monday, 10 May, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Irmela Herzog, The Rhineland Commission for Archaeological Monuments and Sites, Bonn, Germany
TBA Monday, 7 June, 2021 - 17:00 to 18:00 Dr Piraye Hacıgüzeller, Ghent University