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‘Pop Culture Picts and the Imaginary Hadrian’s Wall’

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On 17 January, 2017, the Centre welcomed Dr. Adrián Maldonado (University of Glasgow) to discuss  ‘Pop Culture Picts and the Imaginary Hadrian’s Wall’. Adrián began by stating that, while this is not a typical topic for archaeologists, it is worth studying the messages that history-themed movies and video games convey to the general audience. While sometimes considered… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’

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On 29 April 2014, the Centre welcomed Prof Stephen Driscoll (Director of the Centre) and Dr Ewan Campbell to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’. This continued the ongoing ‘How British is Scotland?’ series and follows Prof Bill Sweeney’s lecture. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Prof Driscoll began this… Continue reading

‘Recent work on Pictish barrows’ and ‘An update on Rhynie’

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On 11 March 2014, the Centre welcomed Martin Cook (AOC) to discuss ‘Recent work on Pictish barrows’ and Dr Gordon Noble (Aberdeen University) to discuss ‘An update on Rhynie’. This seminar was hosted jointly with the First Millennia Studies Group at the University of Edinburgh. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lectures. Martin… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Britain and Scottish Independence in the Middle Ages’

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On 25 February 2014, the Centre welcomed Professor Dauvit Broun to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Britain and Scottish Independence in the Middle Ages’. This continued the ongoing ‘How British is Scotland?’ mini-series. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Elaborating on many of the ideas and themes from his recent Inaugural Lecture,… Continue reading

‘Carving Pictish Symbols: Conventions and Competence’

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On 8 January 2013, the Centre, in collaboration with the First Millenia Studies Group, was pleased to welcome Martin Goldberg from the National Museum of Scotland, who discussed Pictish symbols. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Martin began the lecture by challenging Robert Stevenson’s idea that the Pictish symbol was in decline from an indistinct ‘Classical… Continue reading