BU's free inaugural lecture series returns this autumn with a taste of the past. Bournemouth University Professor Kate Welham will be discussing the way that technology has revolutionised archaeology and sharing stories from her international career.
The lecture will take place in BU’s new Talbot Campus Fusion Building on Tuesday 1 November and is a chance for the public to see inside this impressive new addition to the Bournemouth skyline, which was officially opened last month. Free parking is available and free tickets can be booked online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/inaugural-lecture-archaeological-science-in-the-21st-century-tickets-28457935451
Professor Welham is an expert in archaeological sciences, with a particular focus on remote sensing techniques. Her work has taken her to sites all over the world – from Tanzania and Spain to Easter Island and, closer to home, Glastonbury Abbey. Over the course of her career, she has seen the field of archaeology change and grow immeasurably.
Professor Welham’s lecture will share stories of her fieldwork experiences across the world and the way technology has revolutionised the way archaeologists work.
Professor John Fletcher, Pro-Vice-Chancellor of Bournemouth University, commented, “Professor Welham’s extensive field and research experience is a great credit to Bournemouth University and I’m delighted that she will be sharing her experiences as part of our inaugural lecture series.
“Bournemouth University’s unique Fusion of research, education and professional practice is at the heart of our work and Professor Welham is a wonderful example of what this means in practice. Her teaching is enriched through her research and her students also benefit from the opportunity to take part in field work, which is a fantastic experience for them and helps to develop their professional skills.”
Bournemouth University's Inaugural Lecture Series aims to celebrate new professorial appointments and the depth and breadth of research produced by the university. For further information on the Inaugural Lecture Series, please visit: www.bournemouth.ac.uk/public-lecture-series
Refreshments will be provided and there will also be an opportunity before and after the lecture to meet some of BU’s current archaeology students and see some of the equipment used by BU’s archaeologists out in the field.