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The Future in the Past colloquium, Manchester June 15

A free-entry colloquium entitled, 'The Future in the Past: new perspectives in ancient society', is to be held by the Manchester Interpretative Archaeology Colloquiua (ManIAC) at the University of Manchester on June 15.

A programme with abstracts and other details can be found at:

Papers will explore a range of themes from the construction of Neolithic tombs in Scotland and southern Britain, Bronze Age field systems on Dartmoor, Iron Age lunar cycles, medieval conceptions of time, and archaeological problems of interpretation.

Speakers are (in alphabetical order):

Prof. John Barrett (University of Sheffield)
Conditions of Possibility and The Archaeology of Trust

Marcus Brittain (University of Manchester)
Introduction: For Why the Future in the Past, Today

Diana Coles (Birkbeck, University of London)
From Feretory to Façade: a consideration of whether the developments at an early Mediæval abbey church can shed light on the motivational forces behind the building activities at Clyde Cairns

Helen Foxhall Forbes (University of Cambridge)
Perceptions of the Future in Early Medieval England: The End of Time

Dr. Stephanie Koerner (University of Manchester)
Views Beyond the Notions of Images that Underwrite Typologies of 'Modes of Thought.' Implications for Research on Material Culture, Memory and Forward Thinking in the 'Pre-modern World'

Dr. Jodie Lewis (University College Worcester)
(Ab)Using Monuments in South-West England?

Dr. Lesley McFadyen (McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, Cambridge)

Dr. David Mullin (Gloucestershire County Council Archaeology Service)
Bugs Bunny in Disneyland

Dr. Mike Parker Pearson & Dr. Andrew Chamberlain (University of Sheffield)
Lunar Eclipse Prediction in the La Tène Period at the Fiskerton Timber Causeway

Helen Wickstead (University College London)
Intentionality and Later Prehistoric Land Division on Dartmoor

Chairs: Dr. Tim Insoll (University of Manchester) & Prof. Julian Thomas (University of Manchester)

All are welcome at what should prove to be a very interesting event.
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