Find information about the project’s events by following the links below.

Forthcoming Events


Past Events

Rubble on Royston Beach, 4/9/2023. The image shows a blue engineering brick wall surviving jointed 6 courses high (lying on its side) against a field of concrete and brick rubble.

Talk for Edinburgh World Heritage: ‘The Spoils of Progress: Edinburgh’s peripheral waste landscapes’ [watch recording here]

12 October 2023
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A view of several sets of football goal posts on the green fields of Hackney Marsh. The corner of the penalty box is seen painte dont he grass. The enarest goal mouth is muddy and worn and the sky is grey. A line of tres is in the background.

University of Sheffield invited talk: The Archaeology of Waste Landscapes

(23 March 2023, 4.20 pm)




SHA Albyn Bing, Broxburn, West Lothian is seen reflected in a long puddle in this portrait image, surrounded by bare silver birch trees. The lower slopes of the bing can be seen in the backgorund, but the puddle shows an inverted reflection of the peak of the bing in vivid orange-red and a bright blue sky.2023 (Lisbon) Presentation: Reimagining the West Lothian oil shale industry
(6 January 2023, 1.30pm)





Three piles of dumped car tyres in a green field with shrubs and trees behind. Several woodpigeons are grazing behind the tyres. The central pile is unstable looking and three tyres high. The scene is framed through a galvanised steel fence, limiting the field of view to a portrait [though the image is oriented landscape]TAG 43 (University of Edinburgh) Conference Session:
Absence: perspectives from archaeology and heritage
(15- 17 December 2022)

A map showing the burnt area of the fire of Chicago. The schematic grid map is tinged red with the burnt area shown and the centre point of the fire surrounded by regular concentric rings. The north of the map is to the right. The original printed caption reads: 'Map showing the burnt distric in Chicago, [beneath the map the caption then reads:] 'Published for the Relief Fund by The R.P. Studley Company, St. Louis. 3rd Edition.
Conference Session at Society for American Archaeology’ Meeting:  Making Ground: the Archaeology of Waste Landscapes
(31 March 2022)

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Reimagining Waste Landscapes seminar series (February – March 2022)


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