Call for Papers: Rock art symposium, 11th October 2019, University of Melbourne

09th May 2019

Call for Papers: Rock art symposium, 11th October 2019, University of Melbourne

The aim of this one-day symposium in Melbourne is to have a robust discussion about the social and political dimensions of rock art in Australia. The symposium seeks to analyze the mechanisms under which rock art operates in Australia beyond archaeological engagement. The overall aim is to review and highlight what is and what is not working in rock art preservation in Australia. 

The symposium will be held following a three-day workshop in Gariwerd (the Grampians). The three-day workshop is facilitated by Parks Victoria, Barengi Gadjin Land Council Aboriginal Corporation and Nulungu Research Institute (the University of Notre Dame Australia), where Indigenous rangers and Traditional Owners from around the nation will have the opportunity to discuss experiences, knowledge, ideas, challenges, successes, memories and traumas regarding rock art conservation and management. Their ability to join in with this workshop will provide fresh insights into future strategies.

We seek papers that present a methodological intervention into reductionist conservation histories by developing a more diverse vocabulary and directions for future research in and on this field. Please send abstracts of 200-300 words and queries to Antonio González ( Deadline is 20th May 2019.

Please see attached document for further details Call_for_Papers_Rock_Art_Symposium_Oct_19

Deadline for Conference Session Submission Closes Friday May 3rd

02nd May 2019

The deadline for session submissions closes this Friday (3 May 2019).  We urge all members considering convening a session to make sure their proposal is submitted on time.

Session organisers should provide a title and brief abstract (up to 200 words) of the proposed session(s), with an estimate of the number of individual paper spots requested. All individual sessions will run for 2 hours and include 6 presentations. All papers will be strictly 20 minutes in duration (15 mins speaking + 5 mins question time). Speakers may only present one paper during the conference, although they may be co-authors on other papers. Sessions that clearly relate to the Conference Theme will be prioritised for acceptance in the event of over-subscription.


Sessions can be submitted at the below link:

Barka, The Forgotten River Exhibition Adelaide

30th March 2019

For those members in the Adelaide region, or visiting Adelaide between now and mid-May, the ‘Barka, The Forgotten River’ Exhibition is on at Tandanya in Adelaide, exhibiting works by Barkandji artist Badger Bates and Justine Muller. The work as exhibited from 29th March to 17th May 2019 at Tandanya, 253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide SA 5000.

Detailed profiles of the artists and exhibition details can be found in the flyer here


CCANESA Apollo Fellowship Applications open

27th March 2019

The Apollo Visiting Fellowship – Closes May 31st 2019

Value: AUS $4,000

Background and Aims
The Apollo Visiting Fellowship is open to applications by young scholars of Classical Archaeology (defined as the archaeology of ancient Greece and Italy) to come to Sydney to consult with academic experts in their field and to work on their research at the Centre for Classical and Near Eastern Studies of Australia at the University of Sydney for a concentrated period.

Terms and Conditions
The Fellowship is open to young scholars from any country outside Australia who are within three years after the award of their PhD.

PhD students in the final stages of the writing of their thesis may also apply, if they can demonstrate the benefit of consulting the academic expertise available at the University of Sydney for the completion of their doctorate.

The sum of AUS $4,000 is intended to serve as a total contribution toward the costs of travel to and accommodation in Sydney for the period of the Fellowship. The Fellow may determine the length of their stay but it is hoped that they will be able to remain for a minimum of two weeks. It would be desirable if some of their stay coincided with an academic semester (roughly: March-‐‐June; August-‐‐November). Office space will be made available for Fellows in CCANESA. Fellows will be asked to give a seminar and a lecture.

Application form can be found here

AAA 2019 Save the Date and Earlybird Pricing

25th March 2019

AAA will soon be launching the website for the 2019 conference in Surfers Paradise.  The theme of this year’s conference is ‘Disrupting Paradise: The Archaeology of the Driest Continent on Earth’.

The NEC and conference organizing committee are working hard to make this a fantastic conference.  We will be meeting at the Mantra on View, located right in the middle of Surfers Paradise, and we have secured affordable accommodation packages with the Mantra.

As each year passes, we recognise that AAA conferences have unfortunately become more expensive, especially for students.  This year, we are very happy to announce that the NEC has substantially reduced the early-bird conference registration rates for students and regular members.  We encourage everyone to take advantage of the early-bird rates, which will be $200 for students and $400 for regular members.  These reduced rates, combined with other initiatives, aim to widen the appeal of the annual AAA conference and increase attendance; so if you work in the university sector, please be sure to encourage your students to attend.

We look forward to seeing you in Surfers Paradise this December!

Archaeologists for the Barka-Darling Subcommittee

17th February 2019

As discussed at the 2018 AGM, the AAA would like to formally announce the formation of the ‘Archaeologists for the Barka-Darling Subcommittee’. In consultation with the NEC, the subcommittee has offered the following ‘vision statement’ of its aims for the coming year:

The Archaeologists for the Barka-Darling Subcommittee aims to promote the conservation and improvement of environmental and cultural heritage management in the Barka-Darling catchment.  We view the environment and cultural heritage of the region as inseparable elements and lend our support to Indigenous people’s calls for improvement to the river’s condition.  As experts in archaeology and cultural heritage management our goal is to conserve heritage places and promote research in the catchment through advocacy, comment, media and submissons.

As most of you are aware, the region has been affected by horrendous environmental circumstances over the past month.  Thus, the formation of this committee is timely, and we are seeking expressions of interest from members that would like to assist the subcommittee.

The subcommittee is chaired by Doug Williams, and he advises there is plenty of scope to get involved. If you would like to be considered for this subcommittee, email your expression of interest to:

2019 AAA Gold Coast Conference – Save the Date

Famous for its the sun, surf and sandy beaches, you are invited to join us on the Gold Coast for the Australian Archaeological Association (AAA) Annual Conference, ‘Disrupting Paradise: The Archaeology of the Driest Continent on Earth’. Mark your calendar now for the 10 – 13 December 2019 for the premier Australian Archaeology Conference.

Being held at Mantra on View, Surfers Paradise, the AAA Conference will reflect on how archaeology has developed as a discipline and as a community in the 50 years since John Mulvaney published his landmark Prehistory of Australia. How has archaeology disrupted and continued to disrupt understandings of the past and ourselves? How have our understandings of people and transformation in Australia changed in the last 50 years? How has archaeology disrupted our dominant paradigms in archaeological method and theory? How has the culture of archaeological practice changed?

The 2019 Conference website with registration and call for sessions will be launched shortly.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Gold Coast in December.