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A comprehensive list detailing various conferences, which will be taking place over the next few months.

Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference

16 to 18 December 2019, London

The 41st annual Theoretical Archaeology Group Conference will be held in London this year from 16th – 18thDecember 2019. The theme is ‘Power, Knowledge and the Past’ which aims to be broad and topical, emphasising both current debates about ontologies and ideologies in past societies, and the role of knowledge about the past in contemporary political narratives. There are 55 sessions which can be found here.

Details can be found here:

Current Archaeology Live! 2020

28th & 29th February 2020, London

Current Archaeology's annual conference, focusing on the latest finds and ground-breaking research within archaeology, will be held at Senate House, London. The winners of the 2020 Current Archaeology Awards, as voted for by the public, will be announced at the Friday evening reception. 

For more information, visit, or call 020 8819 5580.

Archaeology In and Around Berkshire

28th March 2020, Newbury

The Berkshire Archaeological Society is putting on a multi-period programme at its annual conference on Saturday 28th March 2020.

After the usual overviews around the county by Sarah Orr and Fiona MacDonald, Beth Asbury will share recent highlights from the Portable Antiquities Scheme (PAS).  Then Roland Smith, Berkshire Archaeology, will present the story of the 1950s excavation of Berkshire’s most important Saxon and early Norman settlement at Old Windsor and Professor Fulford, University of Reading, will talk about his excavation of the Roman Baths, Silchester. 

Andy Moir of Tree Ring will present dendrochronological analysis from some buildings in the Newbury area and Cotswold Archaeology will talk about the latest findings at Mud Hole, Boxford.  Then Thames Valley Archaeological Services will take us through their exceptional find of some medieval tile kilns in Reading.  The day will conclude with some new Cold War archaeological finds at AWE Aldermaston, Burghfield and Blacknest.

All are welcome. There is no advance booking. Cost: £10, payable at the door. Bring a packed lunch or eat in Newbury.

St Nicolas Church Hall, West Mills, Newbury, RG14 5HG, 10 am-4 pm

For further information contact:

Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference

26 to 30 August 2020, London

The Association of Critical Heritage Studies 5th Biennial Conference will be held in London next year from 26th-30th August 2020. The theme is ‘Futures’ which aims to engage with the aims of heritage to address the concerns of future generations. 

Sub-themes are: 

  • Arts and Creative Practice
  • Future Policies and Politics of Heritage
  • Environmental Change and the Anthropocene
  • Digital Futures in and for Heritage
  • Folklore and Intangible Cultural Heritages
  • Urban heritage futures
  • Future Methods and Approaches to Critical Heritage Studies
  • Future Landscapes of Heritage
  • The Future Museum: Collections and Collecting
  • Heritage and time
  • The Futures of Heritage
  • Mobilities and Migration
  • Open sub-theme

Details can be found here:

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