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The Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners' (SHAP) Workshop – The Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioners' (SHAP) Workshop will be taking place again this year at the Big Dig Archaeology Centre in The Rocks, Sydney, on the 18th of May, proudly organised by Extent Heritage. The 2018 theme is The Role of Archaeology in Heritage Conservation.
National Archaeology Week Australia – National Archaeology Week aims to increase public awareness of Australian archaeology and the work of Australian archaeologists both at home and abroad, and to promote the importance of protecting Australia's unique archaeological heritage. Beginning on the third Sunday of May every year, it is a week long nationwide program of events and activities. In South Australia we have previously run public lectures, seminars, exhibits, schools programs and public displays as part of National Archaeology Week.
THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF WAR – In June 2018 the Australian National Maritime Museum will host a conference that aims to investigate the relationships between public remembrance and archaeology. The conference will look at the role of archaeology in a variety of conflict-related themes, including the repatriation of human remains and bringing closure to those affected by war. It will explore archaeology’s commemorative function, its role and importance in the investigation of past conflicts as well as the use of new (and future) technologies. The conference will also raise questions about how archaeology might reveal the effects of past warfare on society and what role it might play in understanding loss and grief, and shaping ways of remembrance. The conference will highlight new questions posed by recent advances in technology and will look closely at archaeology and the First World War. While Australian archaeology will be a focus, The Archaeology of War is not limited by scope, scale, place or time and encour