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Guest Lecture Series 2018-2019

In Michaelmas 2018, the Material Culture Laboratory will be collaborating with the departmental Garrod Lecture series. Lectures will be every Thursday in Michaelmas term at 4:00-5:00pm in the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research Seminar Room. Our guest lecture series invites researchers working with material culture theory to speak to the group in order to promote discussion, thought and dialogue regarding how we as archaeologists think about and use material culture in our interpretations. In general, there are two invited speakers in Michaelmas, two in Lent and one in Easter. The wider archaeology and academic community are invited to these guest lectures.

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Lunchtime Laboratory Seminars

The labs lunchtime seminars are informal talks by lab members or members of the wider community to introduce ideas and current work. These are usually short and focused on particular material aspects and interpretations the presenter is thinking through at the moment. As such, the lunchtime seminars are our open forum for members to work through ideas and get feedback from other members in a positive venue. All talks are at 1pm in the Material Culture Laboratory. Bring along your lunch!

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Thinking about Things Discussion Group (TAT)

The lab sponsors the Thinking about Things Discussion group, led by our postgraduate community. Each term follows a particular theme and readings are set to facilitate discussion for each session. The Thinking about Things discussion group is open to the wider community interested in material culture theory. The TAT group meets every other Friday at 1pm in the Material Culture Laboratory. Bring your lunch and thoughts along!

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Past Events

For a list of past Guest Lecturer Series titles and Thinking About Things (TAT) themes

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The Material Culture Laboratory periodically hosts workshops, roundtables and conferences to promote interdisciplinary and/or topic-related dialogues. If you are interested in attending or developing a workshop through the lab, please speak to the manager.

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