Programme of events
Exact timings of each talk will be provided as soon as possible......

FRIDAY 14th DECEMBER

 

Registration from 11.00 onwards at the Department of Archaeology, The Kings Manor, York (the registration desk will be open throughout the conference for delegates who arrive later on)

 

Bookstalls open in the Huntingdon rooms from 12.00 onwards, every day

 

12.30-5.15   Afternoon sessions 

 

THE P WORD: THE POSSIBILITIES AND PROBLEMS IN PHENOMENOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES IN ARCHAEOLOGY

 

TAKING ARCHAEOLOGY OUT OF HERITAGE

 

BIOGRAPHIES OF PEOPLE AND PLACE

 

WHEN DATA ARE HUMAN: REPATRIATION, PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, AND THE INTERSECTION OF SCIENCE AND BELIEF

 

5.30-7.30: Evening PLENARY on investigating slavery with 3 keynote speakers, Douglas Armstrong, Jim  Walvin  and Zoe Crossland and a panel, Tempest Anderson Hall (behind the Kings Manor)

 

7.30 onwards, Wine reception in the Yorkshire Museum, accessed from the plenary session or the Museum Gardens

 

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SATURDAY 15th DECEMBER

 

9.00-1.00   Morning sessions:

 

FRAGMENTING ARCHAEOLOGY, OR: TAKING A LEAF OUT OF SHANKS’ AND TILLEY’S BOOK

 

HOUSE-MAKING: THE PROCESS OF BUILDING AND BEING

 

LANDSCAPE AND MEMORY IN MOBILE PASTORALIST SOCIETIES

 

THE PAST AND THE POWER OF SPACE

 

TECHNOLOGIES AND ONTOLOGIES:  ARCHAEOLOGICAL TRUTHS AND SUBJECTIVE SCIENCES

 

RECONSTRUCTING THE UNDERWORLD: THE ANTHROPOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGY OF OTHER-WORLDS

 

2.00-5.30/6.00    Afternoon sessions:

 

FRAGMENTING ARCHAEOLOGY, OR: TAKING A LEAF OUT OF SHANKS’ AND TILLEY’S BOOK (continued)

 

STAGING EVENTS: ATMOSPHERES OF PERFORMANCE IN ARCHAEOLOGY

 

FROM THE EVERYDAY COMMUTE TO A JOURNEY OF A LIFETIME: THE LANDSCAPES AND MATERIAL CULTURE OF MOVEMENT

 

MOVEMENT IN THE ANCIENT CITY: NEW APPROACHES TO URBAN FORM AND THEORY

 

CHANCE, CHOICE, AND CATASTROPHE: AN ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE UNPREDICTABLE

 

During the afternoon there will also be a DVD showing of:

Colin Renfrew, Mike Schiffer & Ezra Zubrow, recount "Personal histories in archaeological theory and method. The New Archaeology", also speaking and chaired by Graeme Barker, Robin Dennell, Rob Foley, Paul Mellars & Marek Zvelebil as discussants (recorded in 2006).

 

Henrietta Moore, Meg Conkey, Ruth Tringham and Alison Wylie, recount "Personal-Histories". The
panellists analyse their young experiences as they pioneered early post-processual feminist, gendered, symbolic and structural approaches (recorded in 2007).

 

3.30-6.00   TAG football

 

7.00- late  TAG PARTY, At Judges Lodgings, near to Kings Manor. Antiquity Quiz, football prize giving, disco and food (BBQ- handmade burgers and kebabs by Michelin starred and Rosette chef- £5 vouchers behind bar).  

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Sunday 16th December

 

9.00-1.00    Morning sessions:

 

ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE POLITICS OF VISION IN A POST-MODERN CONTEXT

 

EMPHEMERALITY: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF TRANSIENCE

 

CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF THE MEDIEVAL WORLD

 

TOWER OF BABEL: ARE WE ALL TALKING PAST EACH OTHER?

 

TOO MUCH ‘PHENOMENA’ AND NOT ENOUGH ‘OLOGY’? METHOD IN PHENOMENOLOGICAL ARCHAEOLOGY

 

JUDICIAL ARCHAEOLOGY: CAN WE PROVE THE PAST BEYOND REASONABLE DOUBT?

 

THE HISTORIC LANDSCAPE: MORE THAN JUST CHARACTER 

 

1.00-2.00   TAG Committee meeting (K155)

2.00-5.30/6.00   Afternoon sessions:

 

ARCHAEOLOGY AND THE POLITICS OF VISION IN A POST-MODERN CONTEXT (continued)

 

EMPHEMERALITY: THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF TRANSIENCE (continued)

 

DISCUSSING EVOLUTIONARY AND INTERPRETATIVE ARCHAEOLOGIES

 

RECONSIDERING THE ON-SITE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SUBJECT, OBJECT, THEORY AND PRACTICE

 

DWELLING AND TELLING: ARCHAEOLOGICAL APPROACHES TO ARCHITECTURE, SPACE AND THEORY

 

THEORISING IN ANIMAL BONE RESEARCH

 

Evening: Poetry in the pub

6.30 onwards, The Exhibition Hotel, Bootham (corner of Bootham and Gillygate)

Sit back with a glass of something delicious, and enjoy an evening of poetry. Bring your own to share, read a few favourites written by others, or merely listen and be grateful your TAG presentation went so well. Hosted by Rose Drew, who has emceed monthly poetry events here and in the US for almost five years. 
 For directions or info: 01794 271 871, rose@stairwellbooks.com