Lecture: Communal and monumental architecture at the origin of the Neolithic in the Near East: new evidence from Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan

Monday, 7 February 2011

A forthcoming UCD Humanities Institute Distinguished Lecture:

Speaker: Professor Steven Mithen, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, University of Reading

Title:  Communal and monumental architecture at the origin of the Neolithic in the Near East: new evidence from Wadi Faynan, Southern Jordan

Venue:  Room H204, second floor, UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland (building number 27, grid reference F9 on the UCD Campus Map)

Date: Monday 7 February 2011

Time: 5pm

Chair: Professor Gabriel Cooney, UCD School of Archaeology

 

About Steven Mithen

Steven Mithen has a BA (hons) in Prehistory & Archaeology from Sheffield University, an MSc in Biological Computation from York University and a PhD in Archaeology from Cambridge University. Between 1987 and 1992 he was a Research Fellow at Trinity Hall and then Lecturer in Archaeology at Cambridge. After moving to the University of Reading, he was promoted to Senior Lecturer (1996), Reader (1998) and then Professor of Early Prehistory (2000). In August 2002 he was appointed as the first Head of the School of Human & Environmental Sciences, formed by the Departments of Archaeology, Geography, Soil Science and the Postgraduate Institute of Sedimentology, a post he held until August 2008 when be became Dean of the Faculty of Science. He was elected as a Fellow of the British Academy in 2004.