15 July 2020

Archaeology in lockdown

This free online talk will give an overview of the amazing archaeological work happening at the University of Bristol.

Lockdown restrictions dramatically changed this year’s student training excavation plans, which were planned to take place on the site of a 12th century ‘Anarchy’ building complex on the outskirts of Bristol.

Instead, a radically new approach was needed and The Archaeology of Pandemic Project: Studying COVID-19 heritage in the UK was created. This socially distanced, digital ‘fieldwork’ programme involves studying the material response to lockdown using archaeological techniques.

Join us for this special Festival of Archaeology talk to hear more about this digital ‘fieldwork’ programme and find out how archaeological practice is taught at the University of Bristol.

Speaker: Dr. Konstantinos Trimmis, Archaeology Technician and Associate Teacher at the University of Bristol.

How to take part

This free, online talk will be held over Zoom. Please book your place below. Details of how to join the session will be in your registration email. Please check your spam folder if the email does not arrive. Bookings close at 11am on Wednesday 15 July.

Although this talk is free, we would be grateful if you could consider making a donation.

Please visit the Zoom website for guidance on joining meetings. Please allow extra time before the talk begins to make sure everything is working correctly. It’s up to you whether you turn on your video but all guests will be muted once the talk begins. You are welcome to ask questions in the chat box throughout the talk.