Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Open lectures 2018

GENETICS   5 feb

5 February 2018
9:30 to 12:30
Lindahlsalen, EBC

How will ancient DNA studies impact upon European prehistory and on the problem of Indo-European origins?
Colin Renfrew, University of Cambridge

The genetic history of Africa based on modern and ancient DNA
Carina Schlebusch, Uppsala Universi

Population genomics of prehistoric European migrations

Torsten Günther, Uppsala University

Limited seats. Registration is free but mandatory.
Fika is included. Welcome! Info & Registration at:


Open lectures

Lectures open to the general public is also advertised on our front page.

The Third Annual Sune Lindqvist Lecture

7th December 2017 at  14.15 in Humanistiska teatern, Engelska Parken Campus

Dr Richard Knecht (University of Aberdeen): Treasures of the Alaskan Permafrost. Archaeology and tradition in a Yup'ik village.

All welcome!


Urban & Rural Space invites to two exciting seminars!

1. THURSDAY NOVEMBER 2, 14.15–16.00 (Eng 2-1077)

Negotiating Utopia. Sociomaterial strategies for conflict solving within the Green Wave movement from the late 1960s until present day.
Lecture by Ylva Sjöstrand, Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History

2. WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 8, 13.0015.30 (Eng 2-0024)

The social heritage of ancient cities (see attachment)

13.00–14.00 Elizabeth Key Fowden, The Parthenon Mosque: the meeting of European and Ottoman archaeological imaginations

14.00–14.15 Coffe/tea

14.15–15.15 Dunia Filippi The spatial turn and the Roman Forum: towards a new methodology for studying ancient urban spaces

A post seminar will follow. Please, sign up to no later than November 6th!

All are welcome!

Susanne, Hedvig, Anna & Paul

Elizabeth Fowden is a Senior Researcher in Classics and Middle Eastern Studies in Cambridge, UK. She is part of the ERC funded project “Impact of the ancient City”, where the ancient city formations are studied in a diarchronic perspective, analyzing also how the ancient cityscapes and urban cultures influence us still today. Her lecture will take us into the changing urban and religious landscape of Athens during the Ottoman period.

Dunia Filippi, Classics, Faculty Member, University of Cambridge, with an extensive experience excavating the Roman Forum, presents a new methodological approach to the study of ancient space. She undertakes a systematic analysis of the relationship between the topographic maps of the Roman Forum (previously elaborated) and the social activities that took place in it. The ancient social and physical space are integrated and studied using a Geographical Information System.

open lecture August 31

On August 31, professor Andreas Dorn will give an open lecture on The Necropolis of Qubbet el-Hawa opposite modern Assuan. Walking again and again 1 km along the Nile and uphill to the tombs .


Time: 16.15 

Venue: ENG 2-1077

All welcome!

Open lectures, September 13

Venue: English Park Campus 6-0022

14.15 - 15.30 Dr Olga Philaniotou: Thermi on Lesbos, 3000 BC - 2017 AD

15.30 - 17.00 Dr Robin Barber: Phylakopi, Melos: fresh light on an old excavation


All welcome!

Skelettens dag på Gotlands museum 13 maj, 2017

Gotlands Museum och Uppsala universitet Campus Gotland presenterar den senaste forskningen om arkeologiska skelettmaterial, från både människa och djur.

Osteologistudenterna, kandidat/master,  berättar om sina uppsatsarbeten för museibesökarna.

Nytt för i år är medicinsk personal som deltar och berättar om bendensitetsmätningar (osteoporosundersökning) på arkeologiskt sekelettmaterial i projektet Osteoporosis och osteoarthitis, då och nu.

Poster med program

Open lecture Jan 25th, 2017

Prof. em. Jeremy B. Rutter (Dartmouth College, USA): Partying in Prehistory: Social Drinking Behaviors in the Bronze Age Aegean.

Time: Wednesday Jan 25 at 15.15

Venue: English Park Campus Ihresalen and B23 (Visby)

All welcome!