Art & Archaeology Seminar The Edge

Online seminar: Art/Archaeology – Exploring Disciplinary Edges

Art and archaeology is the topic of this month’s The Edge seminar, led by Dr Antonia Thomas.

Art and archaeology is the topic of this month’s The Edge seminar, led by Dr Antonia Thomas.

Dr Antonia Thomas recording rock art at the Ness of Brodgar, Orkney.

In Art/Archaeology: Exploring Disciplinary Edges on Thursday, April 29, Dr Thomas will sketch out the history of the relationship between art and archaeology, before presenting case studies of artists who explore archaeological themes, and archaeologists whose work crosses over into visual arts practice.

In exploring the edges of their disciplines, she will argue that these art/archaeology intersections open up possibilities for socially meaningful research and practice with wide-ranging significance.

Dr Thomas is an archaeologist and lecturer based at the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute, Orkney College UHI, where she is programme leader for the MA Contemporary Art and Archaeology.

The Edge research theme is a collaboration between the University of the Highlands and Islands Humanities and Arts Research Cluster (HARC)  and Society, Identity, Knowledge and Landscape (SILK).

The free seminar takes place from 1-2pm (BST) on Thursday, April 29, 2021. For more details and to register, click here.