Join us for an Academic Lecture with Professor Peter Mitchell, Tutorial Fellow in Archaeology, on Wednesday 11 May, 6.30pm to 8.00pm, at St Hugh’s College.
Professor Mitchell will give a lecture on:
‘ “If you have horses, everything will be changed for you forever”: The Impact of the Horse on Indigenous Societies Post-1492’
“Native Americans on horseback are an archetypal Hollywood image, but such equestrian-focused societies were a relatively short-lived consequence of Europe’s post-1492 expansion overseas. Crucially, too, they were not by any means restricted to the Great Plains of North America. This lecture therefore looks also at the impact of the horse on the Indigenous populations of South America, southern Africa and Australasia to outline some of the transformations that its acquisition wrought across fields as diverse as subsistence, technology and belief.”
This event is open to all. Guests welcome.
St Hugh’s and University of Oxford students may attend this lecture free of charge.
There is a limited amount of parking at St Hugh’s College for visitors with accessibility requirements. Please contact us if you require this.
We are a short walk from Oxford city centre and it’s a lovely walk along either Banbury Road or Woodstock Road. If you would prefer to hop on the bus the Oxford Bus Company runs services along Woodstock Road (city6) and Banbury Road (city2). If you are travelling from further afield you can make use of the Oxford City Council Park and Ride. If your visit is under two hours there is parking available on St Margaret’s Road.