Objects in Focus: Replica Objects and Reconstructing the Past

(c) Research and Cultural Collections


Wednesday, 16 October 2019


13.00 - 13.45


Arts Building, CAHA Museum, Room 305 (3rd Floor) (R16 on campus map)


Free, booking required.

In October 2019, the Archaeology Collection will relaunch with an exciting new redisplay giving insight into aspects of ancient European, Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Mesopotamian cultures. The new display is a joint venture between the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology (CAHA) and Research and Cultural Collections created with the assistance of student volunteers. To celebrate the launch of the new display, a series of object-focused lunchtime talks invites you to learn moreā€¦

Join Professor Henry Chapman for this talk examining the use of replicas and reconstruction of the past. The talk draws on objects in the collection and findings from a community-led project involving the reconstruction of a prehistoric trackway and platform in South Yorkshire to ask, what is it that we are actually reconstructing?

Presented by Research and Cultural Collections in partnership with the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology.