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National Archaeology Week 2017
At Home, At Work, In Public: Archaeologies of domestic life

Co-presented with the Department of Archaeology and the Nicholson Museum, at the University of Sydney

To celebrate National Archaeology Week 2017, we bring together three archaeologists, working on different scales, to talk about their research into the material culture of three diverse domestic settings.

Moderated by Dr James Flexner, Department of Archaeology at the University of Sydney

Presenters and topics:

  • Pamela Chauvel, student in the Department of Archaeology on ‘Archaeology and working life on Maria Island’
  • Candace Richards, Assistant Curator, Nicholson Museum on ‘Domestic spaces in public places: finding evidence for home life in contemporary museum exhibitions.’
  • Dr Craig Barker, Manager of Education and Public Programs at Sydney University Museums on ‘A theatrical life’
Full abstracts for each presentation


(Image credit: Archives Office of Tasmania, 'Photograph - 12 Apostles, Maria Island’ (NS1013-1-1440)


Thursday 18 May
6 to 7.30pm

Philosophy Room
The Quadrangle
The University of Sydney
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