Please take note of the planned UK railway strike on the 9th-11th June which can affect your travel plans to Edinburgh. More information: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-32920794
If you are presenting a poster at ASA2015, please take a look at the following poster guidelines.
You can now download a detailed Conference Information Pack which contains useful information about the conference programme, venue, trips, getting here, accommodation and all the abstracts. We are looking forward to seeing you all very soon in Edinburgh!
The full conference programme has now been finalized. You can find the detailed schedule here.
Registration for ASA2015 is now open! Go and sign up right now! It’s only £10 and this includes lunch and refreshments on both days, plus wine reception and key-note speech by Professor Lord Colin Renfrew!
We’re organising a range of trips for delegates to choose from that show off our magnificent city and its surroundings! All trips will take place on the third day of the conference (13th June, Saturday) and are entirely optional. You will be able to pick your trip when you register. Places for trips are limited but if you have trouble selecting one, bear in mind that all the proposed destinations (except Rossyln Chapel) are easily accessible (and free!) on other times/days as well, in case you want to make your own plans for your free time in Edinburgh.
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.
The preliminary programme for ASA2015 is now up. Be advised that the details are subject to change.