Welcome to #GlasgowArchFest

Live events – click here for the programme and you can book free tickets here

Guest blog posts can be found here, and pre-recorded content from this page

Check out our archive of images from staff and students, past and present, here!

Code of conduct – please read before attending or contributing to the Festival

A celebration of University of Glasgow archaeology

9th – 27th August 2021

Free events from the creative talents of current and former staff and students of the University of Glasgow archaeology department

Archaeology has been taught at the University of Glasgow for over half a century, and during that time thousands of students and hundreds of archaeologists have been part of the journey. This has always been a distinctive experience – the Glasgow way of doing archaeology. In August 2021, we will celebrate this unique Glasgow way by bringing together past and present staff and students of the Archaeology Department to hold an online festival of events that will be free and open to all. Bringing together our community in this way will be our response to the pandemic and give us the opportunity to reconnect as a community.

Over the past few months we have asked our current and former staff, current student community, and alumni, to propose ideas for talks and events to be given online on one ore more of the following themes:

Our research strengths: Digital archaeology, Engaged archaeology, Landscape archaeology, Material culture, Archaeological science

Doing archaeology the Glasgow way: Glasgow’s heritage, The history of archaeology at Glasgow University, Your Glasgow archaeology experience

Trending: Glasgow, COP26 and the climate emergency, Facilitating exciting new research, Pandemic bounce back

The Festival will consist of Live Events on zoom which you can sign up to for free, pre-recorded talks, guest blog posts and information about the history of the archaeology department at Glasgow Uni.

Any queries: contact the organiser kenny.brophy@glasgow.ac.uk

Kenny Brophy during excavations in Halmie, Caithness, in 1994 (photo: Sam McKeand)

The Festival includes for your pleasure

Talks, lectures, events, films and roundtables showcasing fresh research, retrospectives, and Glasgow creativity.

Biographies and stories of past staff members and students of repute.

Materials from the depths of the archaeology department and student archaeology society archives.

The archaeology department in numbers







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