OXFORD ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY WELCOMES YOU

Est. 1919

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ABOUT US

The Oxford Archaeological Society is an organisation which aims to provide students, alumni and enthusiasts who share a passion for archaeology with a platform to discuss and learn about the subject. Founded in 1919 by Edward Thurlow Leeds, later of the Ashmolean Museum, OAS activities were previously the realms of the Brass Rubbing Society (1893-1901) and the Antiquarian Society (1901-1914) Notable archaeologists to have held the presidency of the society include Nowell Myers, Martin Hope, Kathleen Kenyon, Francis Maddison, Jeffrey May and Andrew Selkirk. The Society has conducted various archaeological fieldwork projects in Oxfordshire, including excavations at Mingies Ditch and Alchester. Since 2007 the society has been involved with excavation campaigns at Dorchester-On-Thames, a joint project of the University of Oxford, Oxford Archaeology & the people of the town. Today, OAS offers speaker events presented by archaeologists from outside Oxford as well as those based at the University, social events and workshops, as well as boasting an impressive archives project.

 
 

Upcoming Events

  • ArchSoc end of year drinks party
    11 Jun, 15:00 – 18:30
    Oxford, 9 High St, Oxford OX1 4DB, UK
    Come and join us at the Varsity Club for some canapes and cocktails !
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  • 07 Jun, 18:15
    Oxford, 37-38 Little Clarendon St, Oxford OX1 2HF, UK
    Oxyrhynchus Papyri Workshop with Dr Daniela Colomo
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  •  “Classical Archaeology and Early 20th Century Theatre”
    Mon, 24 May
    https://zoom.us/j/93709209793
    24 May, 17:00
    https://zoom.us/j/93709209793
    Claire Baines & Giovanna Di Martino
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  • Gilgamesh: A Heroic Failure?
    Mon, 17 May
    https://zoom.us/j/96968848702
    17 May, 17:00
    https://zoom.us/j/96968848702
    Dr. Frances Reynolds
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  • Telling the Lives of Ancient Egyptian Men and Women
    Mon, 10 May
    https://zoom.us/j/91345180826
    10 May, 17:00
    https://zoom.us/j/91345180826
    A talk by Prof. John Baines
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  • The Archaeologist as Storyteller
    Wed, 05 May
    https://zoom.us/j/98431244333
    05 May, 17:00
    https://zoom.us/j/98431244333
    A talk by Caroline Lawrence, author of the Roman Mysteries series
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  • A Dead White Man: Excavating Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers
    26 Apr, 17:00 BST
    https://zoom.us/j/95250412095
    Prof Dan Hicks
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  • The ‘Labelling Matters’ project
    Mon, 01 Mar
    https://zoom.us/j/92129801221
    01 Mar, 17:00
    https://zoom.us/j/92129801221
    A talk by Marenka Thompson-Odlum on the ethics of representation at the Pitt Rivers Museum
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  • Inscribing ancient Egyptian underworlds
    Mon, 15 Feb
    https://zoom.us/j/91852466195
    15 Feb, 17:00
    https://zoom.us/j/91852466195
    A talk by Jordan Miller
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  • Beacons of the Past
    Mon, 16 Nov
    https://zoom.us/j/91622272383
    16 Nov 2020, 16:30
    https://zoom.us/j/91622272383
    Dr Wendy Morrisson
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  • The Portable Antiquities Scheme: 1,500,000 Finds and Still Going Strong
    02 Nov 2020, 16:30
    Zoom Webinar
    A talk by Dr Edward Caswell, Oxfordshire council’s Finds Liaison Officer, on the role of the public in archaeological discovery.
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  • Disentangling Connections in Medieval Eastern Ethiopia
    26 Oct 2020, 16:30
    Webinar
    A webinar by Professor Timothy Insoll of Exeter University
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  • Are We There Yet?
    Mon, 19 Oct
    Zoom
    19 Oct 2020, 16:30
    Zoom
    Archaeology, Communities and Restorative Knowledge Production in the Post-Colony
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