2016 African Archaeology Research Day
We are pleased to invite you to the 2016 African Archaeology Research Day (AARD) meeting, which will be hosted on Saturday 26th November by the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) at the University of Exeter - the first time it has been held at Exeter.
By way of explanation, the move to Exeter from Manchester, where AARD 2005 was hosted and where AARD 2016 was originally to be held, is because the lead organiser, Timothy Insoll, is joining the IAIS in September.
There will be a full schedule of papers with a series of themed parallel sessions, small group panels, and posters, which will be available to view on Saturday 26th November, and all held within the fantastic building of the IAIS. Following on from the recent successful AARDs held at Bristol and Stirling, our focus is once again upon African archaeology in all its many forms. MA and PhD students are as welcome to present research as more established scholars and papers are invited on all the themes that have been previously included:
1. Africa in the wider world
2. Pleistocene Africa
3. Heritage management in Africa
4. Recent fieldwork and discoveries
5. Technology, conservation and material culture
6. Climate, landscape and resource use
We very much look forward to welcoming you to Exeter in November.
AARD 2016 Practicalities
The cost of registration is £25. This price includes abstracts booklet, morning coffee, buffet lunch, and afternoon tea. Registration should be done by following this link where payment can be made through – Please add a payment link.
Please send your 250 word abstract, once you have registered, indicating the theme in which you would like your paper to be included by 1st September 2016 to Tim.Insoll@manchester.ac.uk
If you are interested in organising a session, or have one already developed then please send an email to Tim.Insoll@manchester.ac.uk.
Each speaker will be allowed 15 minutes to present his or her paper and this will be strictly adhered to. PowerPoint will be available.
There are numerous places to stay to suit all budgets in Exeter and surrounding areas of South Devon, one of the most beautiful parts of the UK. Details can be found in the following document: Accommodation in Exeter.
Information on how to get to the University of Exeter can be found at: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/visit/directions/streatham/.
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