Interpreting Identity at Symposium

Interpreting Identity at Symposium

Postgraduate students Victoria Ginn, Rebecca Crozier and Rebecca Enlander

Three enterprising postgraduate students from the School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology recently hosted a two-day symposium on the Interpretation of Identity.

The symposium, which attracted over 50 delegates from Britain, Ireland, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and the United States, was organised by Rebecca Enlander, Victoria Ginn and Rebecca Crozier.

The aim of the event was to discuss and learn how to address the theme of Identity, within a pan-European prehistoric context, with a focus on Ireland and the northwest of Britain.

The School was delighted to welcome the participation of two keynote speakers, Professor Helle Vankilde from the University of Aarhus and Dr Joanna Brück from the University College Dublin.

Several guest speakers presented case studies exploring the role that the construction and consumption of artefacts, settlement, burial and ritual monuments has had in generating and maintaining a social identity in the past.


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