Event report – Archaeology in Europe
On Tuesday 20th March 2018 the White Rose Brussels office ran an event in the European Parliament entitled ‘Archaeology in Europe, the Use of Technological Tools in Cross-Border Research’.
The event examined the impact of UK-led research on European Archaeology, from both the perspective of the University sector as well as on the wider Archaeology community. The event also examined current problems facing Archaeological research in Europe and EU funding opportunities. The event was hosted by John Procter, MEP for Yorkshire and the Humber who gave the official welcoming speech.
We then had an introductory speech by Phil Holliday, European Public Affairs Director at the White Rose Brussels office, who discussed the three Universities and explained what the WRB’s role is in Brussels.
Prof. Matthew Collins, from the University of York and Prime Investigator of ArchSci2020 then gave his presentation about the future of Archaeology in Europe. This was followed by a speech from Özge Demirci, ArchSci2020 PhD student from the University of Groningen, who spoke about her experiences being a PhD student in the EJD with a focus on being a non-European student studying North European Archaeology.
Dr. Efthymia Priki, Project Advisor at European Research Council Executive Agency, then gave her presentation about the ERC with a focus on interdisciplinary and transnational approaches to archaeology, showcasing some examples of funded projects.
The final speech was given by Przemyslaw Jankowski, Policy Officer at Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions, who discussed the ITN actions with a focus on EJD’s, including figures about UK’s participation in European funded Archaeological research projects.
Please see below the slides from the event presentations: