Monday, August 6, 2012

Celebration of the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham

Dear All,

As you may be aware, the recent review of the Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity (IAA) at the University of Birmingham has resulted in proposals to restructure the school into the Department of Classics & Ancient History and a Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman & Modern Greek Studies as part of the School of History & Cultures.

In light of the proposed changes, we shall be taking this opportunity to celebrate the achievements of the IAA in education and research and would be delighted if you would join us. In this year when Britain celebrates the Diamond Jubilee and welcomes the Olympic Games, the IAA will be heading once more to one of our most famous national landmarks: Stonehenge.

On Saturday 18th August at midday we shall be meeting at the Cursus Ridge Barrows, Stonehenge, which has been investigated as part of our recent project, ‘Stonehenge Hidden Landscape’ (as seen in the press). From here our specialists will be giving guided tours of the Stonehenge wider landscape.

Everyone is welcome to join us for what promises to be an exciting afternoon of celebration and reflection on the past whilst anticipating what the future of archaeological and historical research and education have to offer.

With best wishes

Students of the IAA

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