Calgary Centre Speaker Series

2020/2021 Speaker Series:

Invited speakers present their research and knowledge to our members. These talks usually take place on the third Wednesday of the month, in the Tom Oliver Room (ES 162) at the University of Calgary (Fall) and in the Patricia A. Whelan Room at the Calgary Public Library – Central Location (Spring). Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all lectures will be held online. Please visit the Calgary centre`s website to register. Note: You need to be a member of the Calgary Public Library to view the online lectures. The talks begin at 6:30 pm.

August 5 (Online): Lindsay Amundsen-Meyer (University of Calgary). Square Holes, Pandemics and Remote Learning: Exploring Results of 2019-2020 Archaeological Research at the Cluny Fortified Village Site (EePf-1).

September 16 (Online): Meaghan Peuramaki-Brown (Athabasca University). Building a Maya Boomtown: Architectural Decisions Within an Environmental Frontier.

October 21 (Online): Kevin McGeough (University of Lethbridge). Ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, and the Holy Land in Victorian Popular Culture.

November 18 (Online): Gabriel Yanicki (Curator, Western Archaeology, Canadia Museum of History) and William Wadsworth (Univesity of Alberta). Prospects for the Southern Ice-Free Corridor: What Lies in Store at Wally's Beach.

January 13 (Online): Quentin Mackie (University of Victoria). Ancient Environments and Archaeology of the Proposed West Coast Route of First Peopling of the Americas.

February 10 (Online): Dennis Sandgathe (simon Fraser University). Do Neanderthals have to be just like us? The perpetual debate about Neanderthal and early modern human behaviour.

March 10 (Online):  Chris Jass (Royal Alberta Museum. Where Palaeontology and Archaeology Meet: Exploring the Late Pleistocene/Holocene palaeontological Record in Alberta.

April 21 (Online): TBA.


Click here for the abstracts of the talks (PDF).