Skyscape Archaeology Keynote Lecture Series 2023

The Journal of Skyscape Archaeology, the Sophia Centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, the Sophia Centre Press and the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology of Bournemouth University are teaming up for the third series of monthly online Skyscape Archaeology Keynote Lectures.

Continuing from the successes of the last couple of years, this third series focuses on diverse case studies from the field of ethnoastronomy that, not only display the range of human connection to the skyscape, but also will help inform future trajectories, research questions and methods for skyscape archaeology and anthropology. We aim for these keynotes to generate constructive dialogue around these topics, therefore each Zoom session will consist of a single 45 minute lecture followed by discussion.

The schedule for the 2023 series is as follows:

Date and Time
Speaker and Programme 
Feb 22, 2023
4pm GMT 
Lunarchy: the original economics of time 
Mar 22, 2023
4pm GMT 
Skyscapes and Soundscapes – Decolonizing Sacred Spaces One Bit at a Time 
Apr 5, 2023
4pm BST 
An Anthropology of the skies: South American perspectives on Cultural Astronomy 
Apr 26, 2023
4pm BST 
Swans and Stars: Cosmological Myths in the Neolithic Petroglyphs of Lake Onega, North-western Russia 
May 24, 2023
4pm BST 
When Stars Fall: Apocalyptic Experiences of Meteorite Impacts in History and Culture 
Jun 14, 2023
4pm BST 
Knowing outer and inner space: how the Kogi of Colombia inhabit the world 

The proceeds from the lecture series will be used to fund another round of the JSA/Sophia Centre Research Grants and the Lionel Sims Award.

All sessions will be recorded and you will have access to the recordings for a month afterwards (useful if you can't join live).

The cost for all 6 lectures TBA.

Booking, please visit Eventbrite for booking and payment.

Please note: the link for the meeting will be sent to the email address associated with your PayPal account the day before each seminar. Please check this account. If you cannot find the email with the link, please check your spam folder.

If you haven't received the link before the seminar starts, contact Dr Fabio Silva at

The Journal of Skyscape Archaeology is the only academic journal in the world to explore the relationship between archaeolgical sites and the sky, stars and planets, including archaeoastronomy. The journal’s advisory board includes senior academics and researchers from across the field.

The Sophia Centre for the Study of Cosmology in Culture is a research and teaching centre at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. It examines the relationships between cosmology and culture through history, anthropology philosophy and archaeology. and teaches the Master’s degrees in Cultural Astronomy and Astrology and Ecology and Spirituality.

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