Skyscape Archaeology and Anthropology Keynote Lecture Series 2023


The Journal of Skyscape Archaeology, the Sophia Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the Sophia Centre Press and the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology of Bournemouth University are teaming up for the third series of monthly online Skyscape Archaeology Keynote Lectures.

Continuing from the successes of the last couple of years, this third series focuses on diverse case studies from the field of ethnoastronomy that, not only display the range of human connection to the skyscape, but also will help inform future trajectories, research questions and methods for skyscape archaeology and anthropology. We aim for these keynotes to generate constructive dialogue around these topics, therefore each Zoom session will consist of a single 45 minute lecture followed by discussion.

This year's programme is:   Feb 22, 2023 4pm GMT Lunarchy: the original economics of time, by Camilla Power   Mar 22, 2023 4pm GMT  Skyscapes and Soundscapes – Decolonizing Sacred Spaces One Bit at a Time, by Annette S. Lee   Apr 5, 2023 4pm BST  An Anthropology of the skies: South American perspectives on Cultural Astronomy, by Alejandro Martín López   May 3, 2023 4pm BST  Swans and Stars: Cosmological Myths in the Neolithic Petroglyphs of Lake Onega, North-western Russia, by Antti Lahelma   May 24, 2023 4pm BST  When Stars Fall: Apocalyptic Experiences of Meteorite Impacts in History and Culture, by Duane Hamacher   Jun 14, 2023 4pm BST  Knowing outer and inner space: how the Kogi of Colombia inhabit the world, by Alan Ereira

Abstracts and speaker biographies can be found here. All sessions will be recorded and you will have access to the recordings for a month afterwards (useful if you can't join live).

Each lecture costs £10, and all six cost £50. The proceeds from the lecture series will be used to fund another round of the JSA/Sophia Centre Research Grants and the Lionel Sims Award.

For booking click here.