Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences

ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 3 – Biomaterials and Bioarchaeology)

I’m currently at the 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry in Leuven, Belgium, where I have a poster to present. I’ll be writing a proper conference review when I return, but in the mean time I’ll be making informal collections of the tweets and discussing the conference here on a daily basis. There are also collections… Continue reading ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 3 – Biomaterials and Bioarchaeology)

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ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 2 – Metals and metallurgical ceramics)

I'm currently at the 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry in Leuven, Belgium, where I have a poster to present. I'll be writing a proper conference review when I return, but in the mean time I'll be making informal collections of the tweets and discussing the conference here on a daily basis using Storify. The following… Continue reading ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 2 – Metals and metallurgical ceramics)

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences

ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 1 – Stone, Plaster, Pigments, Chronologies).

I'm currently at the 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry in Leuven, Belgium, where I have a poster to present. I'll be writing a proper conference review when I return, but in the mean time I'll be making informal collections of the tweets and discussing the conference here on a daily basis using Storify. The following… Continue reading ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 1 – Stone, Plaster, Pigments, Chronologies).

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6th Experimental Archaeology Conference, York, 2012

Wow! I got back from the 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference on Sunday evening, and it's taken a few days for me to collect my thoughts. I was presenting a paper on 'Teaching and learning in Experimental Archaeology' (abstract here), which is one of the reasons I have been quiet recently. Along with proof-reading and chapter-writing… Continue reading 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference, York, 2012

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences, Studying, Writing

Tips on writing an abstract for a conference paper

Presenting at conferences is an important part of entering academic society, and grad students are usually encouraged to present their PhD work at least once to a major conference. But before you even get to the stress of writing a presentation, you have to be successful in the scrum that is abstract submission. Considering the… Continue reading Tips on writing an abstract for a conference paper

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences, Archaeology Experimental, Archaeology Teaching

6th Experimental Archaeology Conference – abstract

Below is the abstract I submitted for the 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference. Learning and teaching in experimental archaeology The ways in which past peoples communicated knowledge is of considerable importance to studies of technological processes, and is an area in which experimental archaeology could prove highly informative. Whilst some teaching of experimental work takes place… Continue reading 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference – abstract

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences

Historical Metallurgy Society’s Research in Progress 2011

  Last week I was lucky enough to present a short paper on the chemical compositional variance of Roman period iron production tap slag at the Historical Metallurgy Society's Research in Progress meeting 2011. I've submitted a full review to HMSNews, but my overall feeling is that this conference was a particularly good example of… Continue reading Historical Metallurgy Society’s Research in Progress 2011

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences

Historical Metallurgy Society

For anyone who's interested in the study of ancient and indeed industrial metal working and production, can I recommend the lovely Historical Metallurgy Society? I am obviously a little biased in this respect as I am involved with the Society, but that's because; a) the work they help to publish and coordinate is really interesting,… Continue reading Historical Metallurgy Society

Archaeology, Archaeology Conferences

HMS Spring Meeting – Royalty, religion and rust

The Historical Metallurgy Society introduces Royalty, Religion and Rust! Spring Meeting and AGM. 4th-5th June 2011. Helmsley, North Yorkshire We are interested in any papers covering metallurgy in any form (archaeological, historical, scientific or practical reconstructions). Papers on both ferrous and non-ferrous papers welcome from any place or period of time as long as they… Continue reading HMS Spring Meeting – Royalty, religion and rust

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Confirmed chair persons for HMS Research in Progress 2010

I am extremely pleased to say we have confirmed the last chairperson for the Historical Metallurgy Society's Research in Progress meeting, 2010! In total we have four sessions being chaired by; Justine Bayley, Duncan Hook (British Museum), Marcos MartinĂ³n-Torres (UCL) and David A. Scott (UCLA). I am extremely pleased and grateful to the chairs for… Continue reading Confirmed chair persons for HMS Research in Progress 2010