Archaeology & Anthropology Society


Welcome to the University of Bristol Archaeology and Anthropology Society website!

 

Established in 2004, in its current form, the University of Bristol Archaeology and Anthropology Society is an academic society dedicated to active engagement in the fields of archaeology and anthropology. As a society we aim to promote, support and develop students’, alumni, professionals’ and members of the public’s interests in archaeology and anthropology through the activities of the society.

Our society achieves our aims through a variety of activities. Our annual lecture series is open to the public and often includes some of the most important people studying archaeology and anthropology today. Field trips – often led by experts – provide an opportunity to have firsthand experiences with archaeological material within their cultural and physical landscapes. Often fieldtrips will engage with local communities attempting to develop a relationship between archaeology and anthropology. Finally, our social events aim to cultivate an atmosphere where students, alumni, professionals and members of the public can freely engage in discussions and debates over developments in the fields of archaeology and anthropology, while still relaxing and having a good time.

The society also maintains a Facebook page.

Membership rates for 2013 - 2014 are below.

 


 

 

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25th September 2013 - An update:

 

On the 2nd October, Archaeology and Anthropology are hosting a Tribal Bar Crawl!! All years are welcome. More Information is on the event page on Facebook.

(Arch & Anth Tribal Bar Crawl )

 

 

18th March 2013 - An update:

 

The AGM for the University of Bristol's Archaeology and Anthropology Society was held on Thursday 14th March at 5pm in Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road. The result of the officer elections can be viewed below.

 

This Thursday, 21st March, we are delighted, following her illness, to at last welcome our very own Dr Fiona Jordan! Dr Jordan will be speaking on “Virtual Archaeology: bringing together anthropology, linguistics and biology to understand the cultural evolution of kinship and migration in the Pacific”. The lecture will begin as usual at 5:30pm in Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road. All are welcome even if you have not studied archaeology or anthropology before. The lecture will be followed by a reception. Please note that this is the last lecture in the 2012 - 2013 Archaeology and Anthropology Society series.

 


 

6th March 2013 – An update:

 

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO ILLNESS. THIS LECTURE WILL BE RESCEDULE FOR 21ST MARCH. WE APOLOGISE FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE CAUSED.

 

This Thursday, 7th March, marks the last lecture in the 2012 - 2013 Archaeology and Anthropology Society series. We are delighted to welcome our very own Dr Fiona Jordan. Dr Jordan will be speaking on “Virtual Archaeology: bringing together anthropology, linguistics and biology to understand the cultural evolution of kinship and migration in the Pacific”. The lecture will begin as usual at 5:30pm in Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road. All are welcome even if you have not studied archaeology or anthropology before. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

 

In addition, the Committee are thrilled to announce that the Archaeology and Anthropology Society's Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 14th March at 5pm. The venue is yet to be confirmed.

 


 

14th February 2013 – ArchAnthSoc Lecture Series update:

 

Please note that there is no lecture this week. However, the University of Bristol Archaeology and Anthropology Society Lecture series will be back next week. When, on Thursday 21st February,  the University of Bristol Archaeology and Anthropology Society is delighted to welcome Dr John MacGinnis from the University of Cambridge. Dr MacGinnis will be speaking on "Excavating a provincial capital of the Assyrian empire: the Ziyaret Tepe Archaeological Project". The lecture will begin as always at 5:30pm in Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

 


 

5th February 2013 – ArchAnthSoc Lecture Series update:

 

The University of Bristol’s Archaeology and Anthropology Society’s Lecture series is back this Thursday - 7th February! The first lecture of the New Year will be given by Dr Michael Costen, currently a Research Fellow within the Archaeology and Anthropology department, speaking on 'Minster Churches in the Somerset Landscape - a question of continuity’. The lecture will begin as usual at 5:30pm in Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

 


 

21st November 2012 - Update

An update from the University of Bristol Archaeology and Anthropology Society:

 

This week, Thursday 22nd November, the ArchAnthSoc Lecture series returns and we are delighted to welcome Professor Ronald Hutton. Professor Hutton will be speaking on, "British Neolithic Religion: Whatever happened to Earth and Sun?". The lecture will begin, as usual, at 5.30pm in Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

 


 

14th November 2012 - ArchAnthSoc Lecture Series update

Please note that there will be no lecture this week. The University of Bristol Archaeology and Anthropology Society Lecture Series will return next week with Professor Ronald Hutton. Title of lecture still to be confirmed.

 


 

5th November 2012 - Update

An update from the University of Bristol Archaeology and Anthropology Society:

 

This week, Thursday 8th November, the ArchAnthSoc Lecture series returns, and we are delighted to welcome Dr Nick Corcos. Dr Corcos will be speaking on, "Flashing Neon Signs: An Archaeologist's Guide to Field-Names; or How to discover previously totally unknown and unrecorded archaeological sites with only a modest level of knowledge and work". The lecture will begin, as usual, at 5.30pm in Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road. The lecture will be followed by a reception.

 

Next Monday, 12th November, we are going on a joint Bar Crawl with our friends from Philosophy. The crawl will start from 7:30pm at Wetherspoons on Queens Road. The crawl will then hit the Brass Pig and Mbargos. We aim to finish at PamPam which should have been transformed, by the lovely ladies from Ann Summers, into a Playboy Bunny Mansion!  Pre-booking for this event is required; tickets will be sold after lectures.

 

Tickets are £4 per person. Tickets will entitle you to Q-Jump at PamPam. Tickets also allow access to their VIP area, you will also get some great drinks deals. More information about this event can be found on Facebook.This event is being “sponsored”, somewhat, by Ann Summers.

 


 

1st November 2012 - ArchAnthSoc Lecture Series update

Please note that there will be no lecture this week. The University of Bristol Archaeology and Anthropology Society Lecture Series will return next week.

 


 

22nd October 2012 - ArchAnthSoc Lecture Series update

This week the University of Bristol Archaeology and Anthropology Society is delighted to welcome, one of our former Presidents, Chris Kerns. Chris will speak on "Neolithic Orcadian Lifeways: Interweaving spatial, temporal and monumental evidence of past human behaviour". This lecture will begin, as usual, at 5:30pm in Lecture Theatre 1, 43 Woodland Road. This lecture will be followed by a reception.

 


 

17th October 2012 - ArchAnthSoc Lecture Series update

Please note that there will be no lecture this week. The University of Bristol Archaeology and Anthropology Society Lecture Series will return next week.

 


 

9th October 2012 - Update

Two exciting things are happening this week:

First, the first social of the year is tomorrow (Wednesday 10th) starting in Wetherspoons on Park Street from 8.30pm. We will be moving on to Dojos later. The theme is animals, so don't forget to dress up!

Second, on Thursday, at 5:30pm in Lecture Theatre 1 in 43 Woodland Road, we are delighted to welcome our own Professor Mark Horton, Freddie Neville-Jones and Rosie Ireland speaking on 'News for the Lost Colony; the English in North Carolina, 1584-2009, when we went to look for them'. The lecture will, as always, be followed by a reception.

 

 


For more details on this lecture or on any subsequent lectures in this year's series please visit the Union's Activities page.

 


 

Committee 2012 - 2014


Executive Committee

 

 

President:

2012 - 2013:
Georgina Feather
(BA Archaeology and Anthropology)
G.Feather.2010@my.bristol.ac.uk

 

2013 - 2014:
Fred Brown
(BA Archaeology)
fred.brown.2012@my.bristol.ac.uk


 

 

Vice President:

2012 - 2013:
Josephine McConville
(BA Archaeology and Anthropology)
jm0776@bristol.ac.uk

 

 

2013 - 2014 (also Webmaster):
Amy Pearson
(BA Archaeology and Anthropology)
ap12741@my.bristol.ac.uk


 

 

Secretary:

2012 - 2013:
Jasmine Evans
(BA Archaeology and Anthropology)
J.Evans.2011@my.bristol.ac.uk

 

2013 - 2014:
Bertie Collyer
(BA Ancient History and Archaeology)
rc12989@my.bristol.ac.uk


 

 

Treasurer:

2012 - 2013:
Georgina Pike
(BA Archaeology)
Georgina.Pike.2010@my.bristol.ac.uk

 

2013 - 2014:
Millie Parr
(BA Archaeology)
ep12567@my.bristol.ac.uk


 

 

Social Secretaries:

2012 - 2013:
Harriet Usborne
(BA Archaeology and Anthropology)
hu0481@my.bristol.ac.uk


Anya Ignatieva
(BA Archaeology and Anthropology)
a.ignatieva.2011@my.bristol.ac.uk

 

2013 - 2014:
Leah Powell
(BA Archaeology and Anthropology)
Leah_Powell.2011@my.bristol.ac.uk


Amy Donnelly
(BA Archaeology)
Amy.Donnelly.2011@my.bristol.ac.uk

 


Non-Portfolio Members

 

Webmaster:

2012 - 2013:
Alex Thomas
(MA Archaeology (Landscape Archaeology))
at8526@bris.ac.uk

 

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Past, Current and Future Society Presidents

 

Archaeology and Anthropology Society (ArchAnthSoc)

2013 – 2014            Fred Brown

2012 – 2013            Georgina Feather

2011 – 2012            Ben Hussey

2010 – 2011            Chris Kerns

2009 – 2010            Ben Prime

2008 – 2009            Carsten Reinhard? 

2007 – 2008            Julie Dunne

2006 – 2007            Lynsey Fairweather and William White

2005 – 2006            Susan Stratton

2004 – 2005            Katherine Walker and Lydia Northcott
 

Archaeology Society (ArchSoc)

2003 – 2004            Vicky Rees and Jay Stocks

2002 – 2003            Jennifer Jackson and Andrew Winter

2001 – 2002            Becky Wragg and Catherine Shepherd

2000 – 2001            Naomi Payne and Katherine Bostock

1999 – 2000            Rik Hoggett

1998 – 1999            Dave Mullin

1997 – 1998            ?

1996 – 1997            ?

1995 – 1996            Laura Basell

 

This list is far from complete - there are still gaps and it may be inaccurate in places. The Society would love to be able to add to it. If you know anyone who was President of ArchSoc please post it to our Facebook page and we will add it to our list.

 

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Lecture Series

 

The University of Bristol Archaeology and Anthropology Society holds its annual lecture series in 43 Woodland Road – the Archaeology & Anthropology Department - fortnightly on Thursdays during term time at 5.30pm. This is a great opportunity, even if you have never studied archaeology or anthropology before, to see some of the world’s leading researchers in archaeology and anthropology talking about their passion. 

These evenings commence with a lecture of about an hour from a guest speaker followed by questions. After the lectures there is always a free reception. Often discussions with the speaker begin at the reception, fuelled by the laid back atmosphere. Once the reception has finished most people seek out a meal or stagger to the Highbury Vaults pub around the corner, where the night continues until the landlord turns off the lights and carries us onto the pavement!

For more details on this week's lecture or on any subsequent lectures in this year's series please visit the Union's Activities page. Alternatively, each week's lecture will be posted in the News section above.

The committee are very happy to recieve suggestions about the guest speaker. 

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Field Trips

 

Field trips are a great way to learn about the archaeology, heritage and culture of southwest Britain and the UK in general. This year the society is organizing a number of fieldtrips. More information on these will be advertised soon.

In the meantime, the committee would welcome any suggestions on a future weekend fieldtrip.


 


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Socials

 

Archaeologists and Anthropologists generally know how to party. It has something to do with working outside in the hot sun that leads us to thoroughly let loose when the sun goes down. So naturally the society’s socials can get somewhat messy and a bit crazy. If you thought it was just the students who went a bit crazy on nights out, you would be mistaken, the staff often join us and party harder than many of the students. Many of our socials are themed fancy dress and there are occasionally prizes for the best outfit. 

Our first social last year was a tribal bar crawl. We had an excellent turnout and was a great way to welcome back returning members as well as new members to the society. The society will hold a number of themed bar crawls throughout the year. These will be advertised around the department as well as on our Facebook page. They will also be advertised on this webpage too.

Our biggest social event of the year is our Christmas Party with the annual Christmas Quiz. The quiz is normally challenging and can often get heated. Everyone turns up for this event including most of the staff and many alumni members. 
 

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Membership

 

Membership to the society gets you some great benefits. Not only do you get in to all of our lecture series events free, but you also get discounts on field trips, events, hoodies, t-shirts and much, much more!


Membership rates for 2013 - 2014 are:

  • One year membership - £7

 

 


 

 
 

 

 

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