Off the Record, 1st December – Creswell’s Archive at the V&A: Middle Eastern topographical photographs dating from the early 20th century

This Friday ‘Off the Record’ welcomes Dr Omniya Abdel Barr, Barakat Visiting Fellow at the Victoria & Albert Museum, who will speak about Creswell’s Archive at the V&A: Middle Eastern topographical photographs dating from the early 20th century. Friday 1st December, 1-2pm in room B13. All welcome! Professor Sir Keppel Archibald Cameron Creswell (1879 –…

UAVs (drones) in Archaeology – Gai Jorayev

Many thanks to Gai Jorayev for giving the first ‘Off the Record’ seminar of the term in which he explored the use of UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles, ‘drones’) in Archaeology. Gai described the use of UAVs in a wide range of projects in the Institute, including the Ancient Merv Project and in Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania),…

Off the Record – Intangible landscapes: measuring the acoustics of rock art sites in the Central and Western Mediterranean, 18th October

We are very pleased to welcome Tommaso Mattioli (University of Barcelona) and Margarita Díaz-Andreu (ICREA and University of Barcelona) to give an ‘Off the Record’ World Archaeology Section seminar, on Wednesday 18th October, 5-6pm, in room 209.  Intangible landscapes: measuring the acoustics of rock art sites in the Central and Western Mediterranean For some time…

Off the Record – Friday 16th June

Beyond the comfort zone: challenging the colonial and neo-colonial in contemporary Nile valley archaeology – Claudia Näser Tourists in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, photograph: Pieter Collet The next ‘Off the Record’ lunchtime seminar will be given by Claudia Näser on Friday 16th June at 12.30pm in room 410. Claudia Näser currently is a…