Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc


TRAC 2019

11 Apr 2019

Sponsored by The Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC) and the University of Kent (UK)
Thursday, April 11, 2019 to Sunday, April 14, 2019
University of Kent
United Kingdom


The Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury, is pleased to announce TRAC 2019 will take place from Thursday 11th April until Sunday 14th April. The plenary lecture (Dr. Zena Kamash) will be on the evening of the 11th, followed by two days of three conference sessions running in parallel, as well as several ‘un-conference’ sessions and workshops. On the Sunday the 14th, delegates will have the choice of excursions to the Saxon Shore Forts of Reculver or Richborough, as well the Painted House in Dover. Situated on a hill overlooking the historic town of Canterbury, which contains its own Roman Museum, the Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies is dynamic and diverse. Research in the department spans from the European Iron Age and the early civilisations of the Aegean to the world of Late Antiquity, while we have also recently hosted the Roman Finds Group conference and the Iron Age Research Student Symposium. Furthermore, fittingly, several of our lecturers and PhD students are part of the Centre for Heritage at Kent, for Canterbury boasts three UNESCO World Heritage sites in Canterbury Cathedral, St Augustine’s Abbey, and St Martin’s Church. The department also maintains strong ties with Canterbury Archaeological Trust and local archaeology community groups, including Kent Archaeological Society. The conference will take place in the Grimond building, which is centrally located on campus and is situated on a direct path from Canterbury West station that takes about 25 minutes to walk. Taxis and buses also run from both stations and can drop you at the university in around 10 minutes. Details for travelling to and around Canterbury will be posted at a later date.

AACAI WA Sundowner Talk - Dr Lynley Wallis - 16 April 2019

16 Apr 2019

The WA Chapter of AACAI WA will be hosting their second sundowner event of the year on Tuesday 16th of April at 6pm.

Dr Lynley Wallis (Nulungu Research Institute, University of Notre Dame Australia and AACAI member), will speak of recent research she has been undertaking in Queensland in a talk entitled:
'Conflicted histories: archaeological research into the Native Mounted Police of colonial Queensland'

The talk will be at our usual venue of The Left Bank (upstairs River Bar), 15 Riverside Rd in East Fremantle.

You can book easily online at https://www.trybooking.com/BBUBZ
Entry is $10 for students & AACAI member, and $15 for others - food provided, bar available!

We hope to see you there for what promises to be yet another unmissable talk showcasing great work being done presently in Australian archaeology. It's also a great chance to catch up with other people in the heritage community in WA. Everyone is welcome so please let others know.

Secretary, Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. - WA Chapter
Email: jagemcdermott2@gmail.com
Mobile: 0458608786

CAA Conference 2019

23 Apr 2019

Jagiellonian University

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 to Saturday, April 27, 2019


"The theme chosen for the 47th annual CAA conference is “Check Object Integrity”, after the IT command which is used for checking integrity violations. The recent CAA conferences have been heavily influenced by the atmosphere accentuated in Siena; “Keep the Revolution Going!”. In keeping with this spirit, we would like to gather the members of the ever-growing CAA community, as well as invite new researchers from the broader field of Archaeological Science, to discuss the achievements of this ongoing revolution. Can we answer the question of whether our exploits will pass the test of time? Are we able to propose comprehensive and functional solutions for Archaeology?

For the very first time, Poland will be hosting the conference and we are all very excited to have old and new CAA members join us in the picturesque city of Krakow."

Roman Archaeology in the 21st Century

04 Sep 2019

Sponsored by 25th Annual Meeting of the European Association of Archaeologists
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 9:40am to Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 4:40pm
Main Building, University of Bern
Hochschulstrasse 4
Bern 3012

CFP Deadline:
Thursday, February 14, 2019

Two decades into the 21st century, the political and social framework of Europe is facing
multiple challenges with issues such as migration, growing political and social instabilities,
and economic uncertainties on the table. Against the backdrop of these current transformations,
Roman Archaeology could (rightly?) be considered an exclusive and elitist pastime by
detached academics. Our session thus aims at discussing two major topics:

(1) Who cares about the Roman past anyway?
In the light of demographic changes in Europe, we must consider to which parts of society
and to which audience Roman Archaeology is catering. Is the Roman past an identity marker
only for a white, indigenous, European, Western civilization? What role can Roman Archaeology
play in a society in quantitative and structural demographic transition? What strategies
might Roman Archaeology develop to include all strata of the population?

(2) What is the take on Roman Archaeology at grassroot level?
Certain methodological, theoretical and intellectual issues of current international scholarship,
such as the fragmentation of Archaeology into subdisciplines, growing language
barriers, or questions on the costly application of natural sciences and new technologies are
often only related to the realm of well-funded, higher-education research institutions. What
are the key issues that fall under the remit of local museums, archaeological parks, heritage
agencies and the large number of non-academics engaging in Roman Archaeology?

Interested non-academics from the re-enactment scene, field archaeologists and find officers
of regional heritage agencies, museum curators and managers, university faculty, and
political stakeholders are invited to share their perspectives about the current state, potentials
and limits of Roman Archaeology in the 21st century. The session aims at exploring Roman
Archaeology’s relevance today by giving a voice to all those involved in the discipline and by
gathering professionals from all backgrounds contributing to the study of the Roman World.

Important Information: Deadline for paper proposals February 14th. Submissions and
registration at https://www.e-a-a.org/EAA2019

GIS and Remote Sensing

19 Sep 2019

September 19-20, 2019 Rome, Italy

Theme: Implementation and Advancement of GIS and Remote Sensing Techniques

Spaces of Roman Constitutionalism

26 Sep 2019

Sponsored by University of Helsinki
Thursday, September 26, 2019 to Saturday, September 28, 2019
University of Helsinki
Helsinki 00014

CFP Deadline:
Friday, January 25, 2019

From the fora to the assemblies and beyond, public space in ancient Rome was both political and contested, reflecting changing notions of community, citizenship and the values and norms behind them. The purpose of this conference is to explore the political, cultural and legal notions of public space and public realm in Rome. By observing the place of magistrates in the public spaces of Rome and more generally in the ideas behind Republican governance, it seeks to question and unpack the notions that have been built into the concept of Roman republican governance. On one hand we have the notion of Republicanism and public law, which has a rich history of modernizing interpretations and reuses in European history. On the other, there is the equally rich tradition of rituals, ceremonies, religious convictions and beliefs that surround the practices of governance. By examining the spacial aspect, how these were situated and interlinked and how public and private space!
s and roles intermingled, we are hoping to shed new light into cultural and social dimension of Roman republicanism and its transformation from the Republic to the Principate. By setting ideas into their dynamic spatial, social and cultural contexts, we hope to subvert the traditional story of Roman constitutionalism.

The organizers invite paper proposals for a number of central themes relating to the topic. The themes are:
- magistrates, assemblies and the transformation of the political spaces
- spaces of administration and memory
- religious institutions, collegia and the intermingling between the civic and religious spheres

- invisible borders and divisions in the public sphere
- the Republican domus, its connections with and role as a model of administrative space
- spaces of exclusion and intersectionality
- comparative studies on public space in the ancient world
- the reception of the Roman republicanist thought and practice

The abstract should be max. 400 words long and be accompanied by a short 1 page CV.

Confirmed keynote speakers: Harriet Flower (Princeton), Karl-Joachim Hölkeskamp (Köln), Catherine Steel (Glasgow), Clifford Ando (Chicago)

The conference is organized by the research project Law, Governance and Space: Questioning the Foundations of the Republican Tradition (SpaceLaw, www.spacelaw.fi), funded by the European Research Council. There is no conference fee. The organizers are unfortunately unable to aid in either travel arrangements or the cost of travel.

Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Science

24 Oct 2019

October 24-25, 2019 Helsinki, Finland

Theme: Global View of Geological features and Environment for futuristic advancements

Organizing Committee


Soil, Plant and Water Sciences

11 Nov 2019

November 11-12, 2019 Madrid, Spain

Theme: “Invention of new significant tool for sustainable growth in soil, plant and natural resources on earth.”


Heritage of the Air

14 Nov 2019

Save the Date for next year’s exciting Australia ICOMOS conference to be held in Canberra on 14-17 November 2019. Heritage of the Air will reflect on 20th century heritage and how aviation has shaped the imagination and design of modernity.
Conference website coming soon but in the meantime see the Heritage of the Air 2019 flyer and the Heritage of the Air research project website.