Are you a first-time conference participant or just feeling nervous about your presenting skills? If so, have no fear! The Organizing Committee of ASA2015 has compiled some useful resources for just this occasion. Check them out on our new devoted section – Presenting 101.
We’re thrilled to announce that the legendary Professor Lord Colin Renfrew will be giving a keynote lecture at ASA 2015 on the advantages of cross-disciplinary approaches! Not only did he literally write the textbook on archaeology, but his groundbreaking work on protolinguistics completely changed the way we think about the spread of languages. Hope you’re as excited as we are!
As a student conference, the 3rd ASA organising committee have recognised the importance of helping participating students, both undergraduate and postgraduate, to open a dialogue into future careers in archaeology. This will be undertaken at the University of Edinburgh with an informal round table discussion involving specialists from different branches of career archaeology; commercial, museums, academia, and forensics. The list of confirmed participants include Dr Alison Sheridan (National Museums Scotland), Dr Andy Heald (AOC Archaeology Group), Gaille MacKinnon (Forensic Anthropology and Anthropology, University of Dundee) and David Connolly (BAJR, Past Horizons) who will discuss the various careers and opportunities open to archaeology students, and how to tailor your experience and knowledge to maximise your employment prospects.