Prehistory in the Past and the Past of Prehistory (hybrid event)

The Prehistory: Past, Present and Future conference series
Society of Antiquaries, Burlington House, Piccadilly, London, W1J 0BE
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Welcome to our new series of hybrid Day Schools. The theme examines the discipline of prehistory, from how it has been studied in the past to how we may approach the subject in the future. Our first event will look at the past, then in 2024 we move onto the present and in 2025 we look to the future.

This year we will examine the history of the study of prehistory. Speakers will be reflecting on changes in research paradigms and analytical practices to discuss the relevance of prehistory as a defined discipline today. They will share with us the history of the prehistoric society; examine how prehistory has been presented in the past; and explore the challenge of Deep Time.

Speakers confirmed: Dr Rachel Pope (University of Liverpool), Prof Chantal Conneller (University of Newcastle), Prof. Tim Champion (University of Southampton), Prof. Jago Cooper (Sainsbury Centre, University of East Anglia), Dr Qin Cao (Oriental Museum, Durham University), Dr Rose Ferraby (University of Exeter) and Dr Melanie Giles (University of Manchester), Dr Jennifer Wexler (English Heritage) and Dr Neil Wilkin (British Museum) and Dr Sue Greaney (University of Exeter).

General admission: £40 in person /£20 online only. 

Students/Unwaged: £20 in person/£10 online only. 

A full programme and abstracts can be found below. Those who have booked 'Online only' tickets will be emailed the week before with access information.