The Director of the University of the Highlands and Islands Archaeology Institute and an expert on climate change and heritage, Professor Downes is the latest in a long line of distinguished figures in 20th and 21st century archaeology to have delivered the lecture series, which is administered by a committee of curators drawn from the University of Glasgow and Glasgow Archaeological Society.
The 2021 lectures – entitled Archaeology, Climate Change and Sustainability: Island Perspectives – will be delivered during the 26th UN Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26) in Glasgow and explore the role of archaeology and heritage in addressing the central concerns of this global meeting.
From Monday, November 8, until Thursday, November 11, Professor Downes’ four evening lectures will consider how island archaeology – from Rapa Nui in the Pacific to Orkney – contributes to our understanding of sustainability and living with climate change now and in the future.
The lectures – which are also being live-streamed online – will begin at 6.30pm, Monday-Wednesday and from 7.30pm on Thursday evening. Each will be followed by a short Q&A session.
For more details see the UHI Archaeology Institute blog entry…….