Australian Association Of Consulting Archaeologists Inc


LECTURE - Recent advances in understanding the human settlement of the Pacific

20 Feb 2019

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: Narragansett (Providence)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 6:30pm
Rhode Island Hall 108, Joukowsky Institute
60 George Street
Providence, RI
United States

Elizabeth Matisoo-Smith
Van Tilburg Lecture

The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project

07 Mar 2019

The Black Sea Maritime Archaeology Project
Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: Spokane

Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 6:30pm
Northwest Museum of Arts and Culture
2316 West 1st Avenue
Spokane, WA
United States

Kroum Batchvarov

International Open Workshop: Socio-Environmental Dynamics over the Last 15,000 Years: The Creation o

11 Mar 2019

Sponsored by Graduate School "Human Development in Landscapes" & Collaborative Research Centre 1266 "Scales of Transformation: Human-Environmental Interaction in Prehistoric and Archaic Societies" at Kiel University
Monday, March 11, 2019 to Saturday, March 16, 2019
Kiel University
Kiel 24118


Social space and natural environment amplify the concept of landscape resulting from transformation processes of human-environmental interaction patterns within the history of humankind. Different layers of human activities are visible in societal fingerprints on the natural and cultural environment. Investigating these reciprocal dynamics includes conditions of different environmental, demographic, economic, social, and ideological settings in global tendencies, regional developments, and local episodes.

A transdisciplinary effort of scientists and scholars is necessary to achieve a better understanding of societies beyond landscapes, which involves substantial changes in human-environmental relationships and the underlying interaction patterns of the past 15,000 years.
Within this framework the Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes” and the Collaborative Research Centre 1266 “Scales of Transformation” are glad to invite senior and junior researchers to the INTERNATIONAL OPEN WORKSHOP: SOCIO-ENVIRONMENTALDYNAMICS OVER THE LAST 15,000 YEARS: THE CREATION OF LANDSCAPES for the sixth time after 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, and 2017. It takes place 11-16 March 2019 at Kiel University, Germany.


14 Mar 2019

14th– 15th March 2019 in Habarana, Sri Lanka
Welcome to the International Conference on Archaeology, History and Heritage (ICAHH 2019) which is scheduled to be held from 14th- 15th March 2019 in Habarana, Sri Lanka. ICAHH 2019 create a great platform for archaeologists, historians, researchers, scientists, academicians, industry experts and policy makers to share the knowledge related to Archaeology, History and Heritage. Through diverse researches and case studies from all over the world, the conference will bring together hundreds of participants from around the world in parallel sessions with many networking opportunities.

WA Chapter workshop - Usewear and Residue Analysis’ at UWA

30 Mar 2019

The WA Chapter of Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists Inc. (AACAI WA) and the University of Western Australia (UWA) are hosting a full-day archaeology-based professional development workshop on ‘Usewear and Residue Analysis’ at UWA on Saturday 30th of March, from 9am to 5.30pm.

This unmissable workshop will provide practical microscopy training in usewear and residue analysis on stone tools from expert archaeologists (and AACAI members) Professor Richard Fullagar and Dr. Elspeth (Ebbe) Hayes, Centre for Archaeological Science, University of Wollongong.
Registration fees are: $100 for students, $200 AACAI members, $300 for non-students and non-AACAI members.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided for all participants.

This is a great opportunity to upskill and network with other archaeologists in your profession.
Places are limited and are booking out fast so get in contact with AACAI WA secretary, JJ McDermott for booking information - jagemc

King Richard III: the resolution of a 500 year old cold case

04 Apr 2019

Sponsored by Archaeological Institute of America
AIA Society: Hawaii (Honolulu)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Honolulu, HI
United States

Turi King
King Richard III: the resolution of a 500 year old cold case
Joukowsky Lecture

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.

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.