Programme

“Pens in One Hand, Trowels in the Other”

The Sixth Posgtgraduate Conference in Conflict Archaeology

Day One – Saturday, October 19th 2019

09:00 – 09:40 – Registration. Hunterian Collections & Study Centre Foyer.

09:40 – 09:45 – Conference Welcome by Euan Loarridge. Lecture Theatre & Screening Room.

09:45 – 10:45 – Conference Opening Keynote: ‘We gained a little patch of ground’: reflections on six years of postgraduate research in conflict archaeology, by Dr. Jen Novotny (Scottish Civic Trust) & Dr. Natasha Ferguson (GUARD Archaeology). Lecture Theatre & Screening Room.

10:45 – 11:00 – Morning Break. Hunterian Collections & Study Centre Foyer.

Morning Session

11:00 – 12:30 – Panel 1: Ancient & Medieval Studies. Chair: Euan Loarridge. Seminar Room 1.

  • The Role of Scottish Ecclesiastical Buildings in Violence and Conflict, by Kurt Readman (University of Glasgow).
  • Remembering the Crusades in Fifteenth-Century England, by James Gallacher (University of Glasgow).
  • Special Guest Speaker: The Archaeology of Roman Siege, by Dr. Jo Ball (University of Liverpool).

11:00 – 12:30 – Panel 2: Contested Landscapes. Chair: Marc Conaghan. Seminar Room 2.

  • Denmark’s Concrete Past, by Camilla Damlund (Centre for Battlefield Archaeology).
  • “Breaching the Iron Curtain”: The Effects of Soviet Memorialization on Eastern European Countries, by Garrett Laing (University of Glasgow).
  • Commemoration and Contested Heritage: an Archaeological Approach to the Border in Northern Ireland During the Troubles and their Legacy, by Lynn Powell (University of the Highlands and Islands).

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Break. Kelvinhall Cafe & Glasgow West End.

Afternoon Session

14:00 – 15:30 – Panel 3: Heritage Management & Tourism. Chair: Jesper Ericsson. Seminar Room 1.

  • Past, Present, Future: How the Digital Age Keeps the Memory of Genocide Alive and Forthcoming Implications, by Samantha Schwartz (University of Glasgow).
  • The Preservation and Presentation of Midget Submarine X-51, by James Rogers (Scottish Submarine Centre).
  • Contextualising exiled heritage: Are statue parks a solution for contested heritage?, by Claire Baxter (University of Glasgow).

14:00 – 15:30 – Panel 4: 19th Century Conflict. Chair: Euan Loarridge. Seminar Room 2.

  • Deutsch-Wagram revisited: archaeological evidence from the battle, by Slawomir Konik (Novetus GmbH).
  • Archaeological Perspectives on the Battle of Waterloo: The value of detail, by Emiel Picard (Waterloo Uncovered).
  • Special Guest Speaker: Buckles, Bowls and Bottles: Archaeology of A Confederate Guard Camp, by Dr. Ryan McNutt (Georgia Southern University).

15:30 – 15:45 – Afternoon Break. Hunterian Collections & Study Centre Foyer.

15:45 – 16:45 – Day One Closing Keynote: Fragments of Lost Things – Approaches to Interpreting the Collections of the Scapa Flow Museum, Orkney, by Allan Carswell (Independent). Lecture Theatre & Screening Room.

18:00 – 23:00 – Conference Reception. The Curler’s Rest, 256-260 Byres Road, Glasgow, G12 8SH.

Day Two – Sunday, October 19th 2019

09:00 – 09:40 – Registration. Hunterian Collections & Study Centre Foyer.

09:40 – 09:45 – Day Two Welcome by Jesper Ericsson. Lecture Theatre & Screening Room.

09:45 – 10:45 – Day Two Opening Keynote: What is ‘War Through Other Stuff’ and who decides?, by Dr. Laura Harrison (University of Glasgow) & Dr. Lucie Whitmore (Museum of London). Lecture Theatre & Screening Room.

10:45 – 11:00 – Morning Break. Hunterian Collections & Study Centre Foyer.

Morning Session

11:00 – 12:30 – Panel 5: Engagement, Recreation & Recovery. Chair: Euan Loarridge. Seminar Room 1.

  • ‘Recovery through Recovery’: Charities using Conflict Heritage as Therapy, by Camille Machiels (University of Glasgow).
  • Battlefield Archaeologies: Re-enactment, Wargaming and notions of British identities, by Hillery Harrison (University of Nottingham).
  • ‘To Encounter Death’: When young people come face-to-face with human remains, by Paul Hamilton (University of Strahthclyde) with Simon Verdegem (Ruben Willaert BVBA)

11:00 – 12:30 – Panel 6: Second World War Studies. Guest Chair: Dr. Iain Banks. Seminar Room 2.

  • The Clydeside Blitz, by Marc Conaghan (University of Glasgow).
  • Tartan Tenko – Buried in the Paperwork, by Jon Cooper (University of Glasgow).
  • Special Guest Speaker: A Visual Examination of the Battle of Prokhorovka – the most famous tank battle in history, by Dr. Ben Wheatley (University of East Anglia).

12:30 – 14:00 – Lunch Break. Kelvin Hall Cafe & Glasgow West End.

Afternoon Session

14:00 – 15:30 – Panel 7: First World War Studies. Chair: Marc Conaghan. Seminar Room 1.

  • ‘Identity discs have not proved satisfactory’: Identifying the Fallen 1914-18, by Sarah Ashbridge (University of Huddersfield).
  • ‘Masterpieces of Lightness and Simplicity’: Prostheses and Rehabilitation in Scotland in the First World War, by Louise Bell (Independent).
  • Special Guest Speaker: Building the trench war. An archaeological view on the evolution of trench construction in Flanders Fields, by Simon Verdegem (Ruben Willaert BVB) with Dr. Birger Stichelbaut (Ghent University) & Dr. Wouter Gheyle (Ghent University).

14:00 – 15:30 – Panel 8: Alternative Approaches To Conflict. Guest Chair: Dr. Iain Banks. Seminar Room 2.

  • General Wade’s Roads: An interdisciplinary landscape archaeology of early-18th century Scotland, by Kieran Manchip (Heritage and Archaeological Research Practice).
  • Are written records created during war accurate, honest and truthful?, by William Spencer (University of Glasgow).
  • Ghosts in the Metal: WWII British Campaign Medals, by Jesper Ericsson (The Hunterian).

15:30 – 15:45 – Afternoon Break. Hunterian Collections & Study Centre Foyer.

15:45 – 16:45 – Conference Closing Keynote: These Spots of Excavation Tell: The Ker Papers, Early Visitor Accounts and the Archaeology of Waterloo, by Professor Tony Pollard (University of Glasgow). Lecture Theatre & Screening Room.

Conference End

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