ICOMOS Conference 2019- Heritage of the Air: Modernism, Machines, Migration, Memories
11th June 2019
Australia ICOMOS is excited to present our 2019 Conference, Heritage of the Air: Modernism, Machines, Migration, Memories
The event will be held in Canberra, ACT, from 14-17 November 2019
This is a partnership event with the Heritage of the Air ARC Linkage Project, Aviation Cultures, Canberra Modern and ISC20C
You can access the conference website here
2019 Student Research Grants Scheme (SRGS) Results
09th June 2019
AAA congratulates the recipients of the SRGS for 2019. This years successful grants cover a wide range of projects for students at various levels. Congratulations to;
Katie Benfield (UWA), Sarah Collins (JCU), Joshua Connelly (JCU), Caitlin D’Gluyas (UNE), Calum Farrar (UQ), Robert Jones (Flinders), India Logan (UQ), Kim Newman (Griffith), Jordan Ralph (Flinders), Clara Santilli (Flinders), and Craig Westell (Flinders).
The AAA NEC would also like to thank the SRGS subcommittee for their hard work; Jane Balme (chair), Tiina Manne, Daryl Wesley, and J. Peter White.
AAA 2019 Call for Abstracts
07th June 2019
You are invited to submit an abstract to present at the Australian Archaeological Association Annual Conference, ‘Disrupting Paradise: The Archaeology of the Driest Inhabited Continent on Earth’.
In this conference we take the opportunity to 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 first presenters/authors of papers and posters are required to be members of the Association. Click here to become a member.
When submitting an abstract you will need to:
- Provide a title, author(s) and affiliation(s)
- Nominate ONE session theme – more details here.
- Indicate whether the abstract is an oral presentation or a poster presentation
- Provide a 300-word abstract to appear in the Conference Booklet (maximum 2050 characters including spaces)
Agree to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics, Sexual Harassment Policy 2012, Discrimination Policy 2012, Equal Opportunity Policy 2012 and Website and Social Media Policies
The Conference Organisers reserve the right to reassign your paper if they feel it is more appropriate for another session theme.
Please note that an individual may be the principal author and present only ONE oral presentation and ONE poster at the conference, although they can be subsidiary co-authors on any number of other papers and posters.
Please note: If your abstract is accepted for presentation at the conference, AT LEAST ONE named author on each paper must be registered for the conference by close of business on Friday 11 October 2019 or the paper will be removed from the program.
Submissions for abstracts close Friday 16 August 2019.
Early bird discounts for registration are available now on the conference website https://www.aaa2019.com.au/
AAA Reconciliation Action Plan update
03rd June 2019
As Reconciliation Week draws to a close we though members might like an update regarding the AAA Reconciliation Action Plan.
At the start of 2018 we established a subcommittee tasked with drafting the AAA RAP.
At last years AGM we announced that the draft plan was complete and requested funds to use for a consultation phase.
In Feb/March we sent out over 1,000 consultation emails and phone calls to any and all registered Native Title and other Indigenous representative groups regarding consultation. We then sent out the draft to those (only a small number) who asked to be involved and will be checking on this soon.
We have also met and have very productive discussions with the Australian Indigenous Archaeological Association and have their feedback incorporated in the RAP, and are starting work on a draft MOU between our two Associations.
The next stage will be the coordination of a series of workshops held around Australia between July and September where we encourage all AAA members to attend, and get involved in the reconciliation conversation with the subcommittee. This will be followed by an email out of the final RAP to all members (likely in October).
The final stage will be to seek formal endorsement of the RAP at the 2019 AGM during the Gold Coast Conference – yet another great reason for everyone to attend AAA this year!
Its never too late to get involved in this AAA project, and if you would like to be a part of the RAP subcommittee please get in contact at email@example.com
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
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: email@example.com.
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.