The Dalrymple Lectures
16th-19th November 2015

Each year the Dalrymple Lectures hosts a number of lectures on topics of historical and archaeological interest from a guest speaker, and recent speakers for the lecture series have included Lord Colin Renfrew, Dr. Chris Stringer, Professor Sir Barry Cunliffe, Professor Ian Hodder, Professor David Breeze and Professor Andrew-Wallace Hadrill.

Professor John Barrett

This year, the Glasgow Archaeological Society is pleased to announce that our guest speaker will be Professor John C. Barrett, Emeritus Professor of Archaeology of the University of Sheffield, who will be giving four lectures on Social Evolution over the course of four evenings from November 16th to November 19th 2015. The lectures will be held in the Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow (Corner of Gibson Street and University Avenue) titled on:

    • 16th November, 6.30pm: The definition of the evolutionary process and the rise of human society
    • 17th November, 6.30pm: From hunter-gatherers to agriculturalists: economic evolution?
    • 18th November, 6.30pm: From Stone Age to Bronze Age: the evolution of the political economy?
    • 19th November, 7.30pm: The Iron Age and the evolution of social diversity

During these lectures, Professor Barrett will be looking at the concept of social evolution and how it can help us understand the historical developments in Europe throughout the ages. Glasgow Archaeological Society members and non-members are welcome to attend the lectures.

Entrance is free of charge. 


About Professor John C. Barrett F.S.A.

Professor John C. Barrett has previously taught at the Universities Leeds and Glasgow and was appointed Reader in Archaeology at the University of Sheffield in 1995. In 2002, Professor Barrett was appointed as Head of Department of Archaeology, and went on to become Dean of Arts in 2006, and the Acting Head of Department of Biblical Studies in 2009. Retiring from the University in 2014, Professor Barrett continues to carry out research in a number of areas, including the archaeology of the Neolithic and Bronze Age in Britain and Europe, the development of archaeological theory, and the development of commercial archaeology in England.