Dr Wendy Beck, currently an Associate Professor of Archaeology at the University of New England, has had an extensive and fruitful career in archaeology that has taken her across Australia. Her PhD, the first archaeology doctorate to be awarded in the state of Victoria, focused on Aboriginal plant use in Arnhem Land. This work sparked an ongoing interest in paleoethnobotany and the role of gender in ancient plant use, as well as the status of women as archaeologists and researchers in the present day. Further to this, Dr Beck recently was awarded a fellowship from the Australian Leaning and Teaching Council for improve graduate employability and is passionate about fostering employable skill sets in students of archaeology.
In this talk Dr Beck will be reflecting on the changes in Australian archaeology she has witnessed throughout her career, from her perspective as a female academic. This talk will be of great interest to anyone considering furthering their studies in archaeology as well as those interested in the archaeology of New England, given her extensive work in the region!
All staff, students and members of the public are more than welcome to attend this free talk.
When: Thursday 24 May 2018, 4 – 5pm
Where: Small Lecture Theatre EM2, Natural Resources Building (W055), University of New England
Diary of an Archaeologist is a seminar series run by the University of New England Archaeology Society. for other events in the series, check the website. And you can find recordings of previous seminars here.