Getting under the Surface of Mining Landscape. In series on ‘Shall my valley be green again?’ Encounters with the post-industrial landscape. Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain. July.

Industrial Heritage in Britain: An Overview of Attractions, the Heritage Sector and Current Challenges. Seminar, Department of Civil Engineering, Kindai University, Osaka. July.


Humor in the Industrial Workplace. Society for Industrial Archeology online seminar series. September.

Popular Music Heritage: Sounds of the City. LaTrobe University Archaeology Research Seminar (online), September.

Lighting the Ruhr: artificial light and light design at industrial heritage sites in West Germany, University of Glasgow, February.


From boom to bust: The Cornish Mining World Heritage Site, University of Science and Technology Beijing, November.

Light design and industrial heritage in the Ruhr. Keynote, Huangshi 2nd Forum on Industrial Heritage Utilization & Preservation, November.

Integrated and contemporary archaeology: Everyday objects in a mine museum. Paper presented at the ‘Material Cultures of Mining’ conference, Deutsches Bergbau-Museum Bochum, Germany, November.

Artificial light, night-work and daycentrism in post-medieval and contemporary archaeology. Paper presented at “Archaeologies of the Now” session, Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress, Glasgow. Session organised by James Dixon, April.

The commemoration of Cornish mining heritage. Paper presented at “Deindustrialisation, heritage and memory workshop.” University of Kent. Organised by Andy Clark, April.


Locating sites of music pilgrimage in London. Seminar talk at the University of York (York Heritage Research Seminars).

Lighting the Ruhr. Symposium talk in the Symposium series, Haus der Geschichte, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, April.

Lighting the Ruhr: Industrial heritage and photography at night. Paper in ‘Post-industrial Landscapes, Communities, and Heritage’ session, organised by Kayleigh Herstadt and Dan Trepal, Society for Historical Archaeologists annual meeting, New Orleans, January.

From Brixton to Paisley Park: Tribute shrines to rock legends in the UK and USA. Paper in ‘You Can Feel It All Over – Places of Popular Music Performance in Historical and Contemporary Archaeology’ session, organised by C. Lorin Brace VI and Krysta Ryzewski Society for Historical Archaeologists annual meeting, New Orleans, with Paul Graves-Brown, January.


A New Career in a New Town: Locating sites of pilgrimage. Paper in ‘(S-ite)rations: Memory, Forgetting and the Temporal Architecture of Place’ session, organised by Emily Banfield and Philip Hughes, TAG Cardiff, , with Paul Graves-Brown, December.

The stars look different tonight’ Celebrity veneration and the creation of spontaneous street shrines. Paper at CHAT2017: Heritage, Art, Memory, and Agency, University of Amsterdam), with Paul Graves-Brown, November.

Lighting the Ruhr: studying artificial light at industrial heritage sites. Paper at Joint Meeting of DGAMN and SPMA at the German Maritime Museum / Leibniz Institute for German Maritime History, Bremerhaven, September.

Cornish heritage: Politics, nationalism, and the echoes of imagined Celtic pasts. Paper in ‘Transnational perspectives on the legacy of ancient pasts in contemporary Europe’ session, organisers Chiara Bonacchi, Richard Hingley, Stasa Babic and Catalin Popa, European Association of Archaeologists, Maastricht, August.

Lighting the Ruhr, with Trent Bates. Presentation to members of the Ruhrpottfotografie group, Essen, July.

Celebrity Veneration: The creation of spontaneous street shrines and tribute archives. Paper in Ritual ‘Litter’ Redressed: The heritage of contemporary deposits, workshop, University of Hertfordshire, with Paul Graves-Brown, May.

Industrial heritage and the new generations: reviving, preserving, reappropriating. Heritage group of the Centre de Recherches sur les Sociétés et les Environnements Méditerranéens, l’Université de Perpignan Via Domitia, Perpignan, France, April.

Lighting the Ruhr. Poster presentation, Network Meeting of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Dresden, Germany, April.

Celebrity veneration, the creation of spontaneous street shrines and tribute archives. Seminar talk, University of Leicester, Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, with Paul Graves-Brown, February.


“The stars look very different today” Celebrity veneration, grassroot memorials and the apotheosis of David Bowie. Seminar talk, UCL Institute of Archaeology, with Paul Graves-Brown, December.

Cornish Identity, industrial heritage and tourism. Paper in ‘Industrial Heritage, Historical Culture and Regional Identity in regions/ cities undergoing structural transformation’ conference, Ruhr University Bochum, December.

Representing Geevor: linear progress vs the singular moment in the presentation of mining heritage. Paper in ‘Mining Temporalities’ panel, EASA, University of Milano-Bicocca, with Peter Oakley, July.

The Archaeology of Industry: People and Places. Plenary speaker, Post-Medieval Archaeology Congress: 50 Years of SPMA, University of Sheffield, April.

Prospection: Forward-thinking the Cambridge North-West Development. Seminar talk, Anthropology Departmental, Goldsmiths, University of London, with James Dixon, February.

The post-industrial landscape as a site for memory-work. Seminar talk, University of Leicester, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, February.

An archaeological light age: On modernity, urbanism and the materiality of light-based technologies. Paper in’Historical and Contemporary Archaeologies of the City: Challenges and Opportunities’ session. SHA 2016 Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology, Washington DC, January.