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Material Culture Laboratory Events

Material Culture Laboratory Nov 03, 2016 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
John Robb and Elizabeth DeMarrais (Co-Directors of the Material Culture Laboratory, University of Cambridge) - 'Theorizing "art" in archaeology and anthropology
Material Culture Laboratory Nov 22, 2016 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM South Lecture Room, Division of Archaeology, Downing Site,
Nicholas Thomas, (Director of the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge) - 'Pacific Presences: Activating collections in European museums
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk Jan 23, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Ben Hinson, (University of Cambridge) - The religious socialisation of children in household ritual
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Jan 30, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
TAT Reding Group - the theme this term is 'Affect and Emotion' and this session explores 'Affective practice'
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Series Feb 06, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Spike Bucklow, (Hamilton Kerr Institute) - To affect or not affect? Westminster, circa 1260
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk Feb 20, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Alexandra Ion and Kevin Kay, (University of Cambridge) - Object itineraries
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Series Feb 28, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Oliver Harris, (University of Leicester) - Affect, assemblage and archaeology
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk Mar 06, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Marianne Eriksen, (University of Cambrige) - Archaeology of Dwelling: Architecture, household, and social structure in Scandinavia through deep time, 1800BCE-1000CE
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Series Mar 09, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Yiannis Papadatos, (University of Athens) - The manufacture of Early Cycladic figurines: experimental approaches and archaeological implications
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Series Apr 24, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Roo, Courtyard Building, Downing Street, CB2 3ER,
Richard Lesure, (UCLA) - Early modelled ceramic imagery of the Soconusco region (Mexico) and the origins of Mesoamerican art.
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group May 01, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group. Easter theme: Alternatives to Hierarchy. Position statement by Dr. Elizabeth DeMarrais.
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Series May 08, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Darryl Wilkinson, (University of Cambridge) - The Material Culture of Anarchism: Anti-state Communities in the Late Prehistoric Andes.
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group May 15, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group. Easter theme: Alternatives to Hierarchy. Open discussion
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk May 22, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Short talk by lab members on current work followed by discussion and comments.
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk May 29, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Short talk by lab members on current work followed by discussion and comments.
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Jun 05, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Further discussion on the Alternatives to Hierachy theme.
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk Oct 20, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Elisa Guerra Doce, (University of Valladolid) - A Give and take with the Gods: Brine-processing in prehistoric Central Iberia)
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Oct 27, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Seminar led by Dr Parker VanValkenburgh on hybridity and colonisation
Material Culture Lab Guest Lecture Series Oct 30, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
Annelou Van Gijn (University of Leiden) - An experimental approach towards understanding the chaîne opératoire of house construction.
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Nov 10, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Emergence and ecology
Material Culture Lab Lunchtime Talk Nov 17, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Mark Haughton, (University of Cambridge) - Moving beyond statistics in investigating social dynamics through burial data: a case study from Early Bronze Age Scotland
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Nov 24, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Emergence and assemblages
Material Culture Lab Guest Lecture Series Nov 27, 2017 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street,
POSTPONED TO LENT TERM - Stephanie Wynne-Jones, (University of York) - What can ceramics tell us about religion and authority?
Material Culture Laboratory Guest Lecture Feb 12, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 05:30 PM McDonald Institute, Downing Street,
Paolo Fortis, (Durham University) - The aesthetics of 'time-reckoning': Some reflections on a Gun chromatic history
Thinking About Things (TAT) Reading Group Mar 02, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Laboratory, Room WB2.2, Downing Site,
Theme 'Age': Old Places
Thinking about Things (TAT) Reading Group Mar 09, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:00 PM Material Culture Lab, Room 2.2, West Building, Downing Site,
Age: Old things

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Aegean Archaeology Group

Apr 26, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Heritage Research Group

Apr 26, 2018

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Site

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Apr 27, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

The Ancient India and Iran Trust

Apr 27, 2018

23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG

African Archaeology Group

Apr 30, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem

Apr 30, 2018

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

CLANS Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series

May 01, 2018

Room B16, Faculty of Law, West Road

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