Four Talks on Robert the Bruce
Date/Time: 12th November – 30th November 2019 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Location: Abbey Church of Dunfermline
Each Tuesday in November and Sat 30th November, as part of the Bi-Centenary Celebrations 2018-2021, the Abbey will be holding a series of five talks from historians with a particular interest in Robert the Bruce. They begin on the Anniversary of the Re-interment of the Bruce Bones and end on St Andrew’s Day.
Tuesday 12th November 2pm Dr Iain Fraser (Archives Manager, HES), A talk on the Lost Tomb
Tuesday 19th November 2pm Dr Martin Macgregor (Glasgow University), The Identity of the Incumbent of the Tomb
Tuesday 26th November 2pm Dr Michael Penman, A long anticipated talk on the Radar Studies and Findings in Dunfermline Abbey
Saturday 30th November 2019 2pm Dr Lucinda Dean (University of the Highlands and Islands), Bruce’s Funeral Ceremony and other similar burials
Tickets are £5 per talk or £20 for all five talks.
Stirling Field and Archaeological Society.
Date/Time: Tuesday 12th November at 7.30 pm
Location: Smith Museum
The Society’s next meeting of the winter season will be a talk from Dugald MacInnes about the work of the Association of Field Archaeologists.
Members of the Association, which was founded in 1987, are all trained amateurs and have earned a reputation for their expertise in field surveys and excavation. The talk is an opportunity to find out what they do and to learn about some of the sites they have worked on. All are welcome to come along; admission for non-members is by voluntary donation.
ArchSoc seminar series
Date/Time: Tuesday 19th November at 7:30-8:30pm
Location: Room 2.04 Appleton Tower
Matthew Knight ‘Spearhead of the Pennon: A Bronze Age spearhead carried in the Battle of Flodden and other objects of the past in the past’
Admission is free for ArchSoc members and £3 for non-members.
More information can be found on the Archsoc Facebook and Twitter profiles.
First Millennia Studies Group
Date/Time: December 2019 to February 2020 Unless otherwise stated, seminars begin at 18.00
Location: Lecture Theatre 2, Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE
Tuesday 3 December Elizabeth M Greene, ‘The social life of Roman soldiers: The role of wives, children and families in Roman military communities’
Tuesday 14 January 2020 Nick Hodgson & James Bruhn, ‘Roman frontiers create new societies in the lands beyond: a shift to pastoral farming and social re-structuring caused by the building of Hadrian’s Wall’ Headland Archaeology – recent excavation of enclosures on the Northumberland coastal plain (tbc)
Tuesday 4 February Michael Stratigos, ‘Living on water: Early Iron Age loch dwelling on Loch Tay’