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The Material Culture lab hosts a variety of events, workshops and discussion groups over the term. Our Guest Lecture series and Thinking About Things (TAT) are open to all interested individuals

Guest Lecture Series 2017-2018

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! Current TAT organisers are Kevin Kay and David Kay

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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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