The SMA student colloquium 2015 taking place on 12-14th November 2015 builds on the success of previous student colloquiums. These have been well attended (62 last year) and have received positive feedback from the attendees.
The colloquium provides a forum for graduates and doctoral researchers to present and discuss their work within and involving topics around Medieval Archaeology and to:
– provide a less formal student led environment in which to present doctoral work
– stimulate discussion around collaboration/interdisciplinary working which incorporates Medieval Archaeology
– give an opportunity to network with doctoral researchers from other institutions and disciplines
– showcase Sheffield’s MARCUS group as an example of good practice via a panel discussion on day two
– keep up to date with research within Medieval Archaeology
The colloquium lasts three days. Days one and two will contain paper presentation sessions chaired by academics from Sheffield. Day one will end with a key note lecture and day two with the panel discussion. The third day will comprise a workshop on medieval human skeletal remains and a walking tour of Sheffield followed by a tour of the cathedral. This is hoped to bring in aspects of the host city.
It is hoped that the impact of the event will come from bringing together Post Graduate students to enable potential future collaborations and raising awareness of interdisciplinary working across the medieval period which will strengthen archaeology.
Emma Green, University of Sheffield
Other student organisers
Robert Grout (York) Holly Hunt-Watts (Leeds)