Events in November and beyond

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.

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’