HAF 2020 Festival of Talks

This year the festival will have a series of online nightly talks on weekdays at 7:30pm from Friday 25th September to Monday 12th October inclusive. See below or the Events Calendar for the programme.

How will it work?

The talks will be online using Microsoft Teams. You don't need to have Teams installed on your computer/tablet, though this may make things easier.


You will need to book on to each talk you want to attend, using the EventBrite website.  Each event in the Events Calendar of this website has a link to the relevant EventBrite booking page. You will later be sent a link to click on for each lecture.

On the night

You will need to click on the link. Aim to do this around 15 minutes before the talk starts if possible, as we will have to admit everyone individually. Once connected, please mute.

New to Teams or online talks?

For those who have not used Teams or participated in online talks, we will host a few orientation meetings, so you can practice logging on, learning how to mute and unmute and ask questions. Practice sessions will be held on : 

Monday, 21st September 3-4pm
Tuesday, 22nd September, 7:30-8:30pm

Book for these on the ARCH website in their Events calendar

Email highlandarchaeologyfestival@gmail.com or phone 077888 35466 if you have any questions.

Problems on the night?

We will try to fix any connection glitches. Phone/text 077888 35466 if you are having issues, or email highlandarchaeologyfestival@gmail.com

Festival Programme

Details of talks and speakers can be found in the details in the Events Calendar

Friday25th Sept           

Megalithic overkill? Rethinking the multiple stone rows of Caithness and Sutherland – Dr Kenny Brophy (University of Glasgow)

Monday 28th Sept      

New evidence for the earliest inhabitants of the Isle of Skye – Dr Karen Hardy (Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA), Barcelona)

Tuesday 29th Sept      

Global access to cultural heritage: 3D modelling of monuments and artefacts – Dr Hugo Anderson-Whymark (National Museums Scotland)

Wednesday 30th Sept Double bill:

1) Fairburn Tower – recent analysis and investigation – Tom Addyman (Addyman Archaeology

2) LiDAR survey in the Highlands: future prospects for 3D mapping and landscape archaeology – Dr Graeme Cavers (AOC)

Thursday 1st Oct         

Tracking our information: from project start to archiving: a panel and discussion

The outsider’s perspective – Susan Kruse (ARCH)

The Local Authority perspective – Kirsty Cameron (Highland Council)

The archaeological contractor’s perspective – Lynne McKeggie (Highland Archaeological Services)

The allocation of finds- Emily Freeman (Treasure Trove Scotland)

Friday 2nd Oct 

The Viking Age on Skye: artefacts, place-names, and landscape – Joseph Thomas Ryder (University of Bergen)

Monday 5th Oct          

Inverness West Link Road Phase 2—AOC Inverness staff

Tuesday 6th Oct          

Recent Palaeoarchaeology Work in the Highlands – Dr Scott Timpany (UHI Archaeology Institute

Wednesday 7th Oct    

Digital Heritage, Archaeological Reconstructions and the Curatorial Field – Jacquie Aitkin (Timespan Museum) and Alan Miller (U. of St Andrews)

Thursday 8th Oct                 Current Student Research

The archaeology of whisky smuggling: searching for things that weren’t meant to be found! – Darroch Bratt (UHI)
Others speakers to be confirmed

Friday 9th Oct   Double Bill

1) Multi-period remains at Ashaig on Skye – John MacLeod

2) What do we need to know?: contributing to the Highland Regional ScARF – Susan Kruse (ARCH)

Monday 12th Oct        

A Northern Pictish Powerhouse: Excavations at Burghead 2015-20 – Professor Gordon Noble (University of Aberdeen)

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