The combined NZAA / AAA 2018 Conference will be held at the University of Auckland on 28–30 November. The conference theme is Trans-Tasman Dialogues. Despite some striking differences between the archaeological record of New Zealand and Australia, we share the same historical roots as well as some key goals and priorities: the desire to make archaeology an inclusive and collaborative practice between archaeologists, indigenous communities and other stakeholders, to raise public awareness about the richness of the human past in the region, to promote and foster cutting-edge research throughout Oceania and to lobby relevant authorities for the recognition and protection of cultural heritage. This joint conference is a unique opportunity for both organizations to create dialogue around some of these similarities, but also to highlight and contextualize differences, and to learn from what each organization does exceptionally well.
You are invited to submit an abstract for presentation at the NZAA / AAA 2018 Conference.
When submitting an abstract you will need to:
- provide a title, author(s) and affiliation(s);
- nominate ONE session theme;
- indicate whether the proposal is an oral presentation or a poster presentation;
- provide an abstract (maximum 300 words) to appear in the conference programme;
- indicate if you are a member of NZAA, AAA, both or neither;
- indicate if you are a student presenter.
Session convenors are listed with each abstract – please contact the convenors for more information.
There will be general sessions, and there will also be a student session(s) with 10 minute presentations.
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. Oral presentations will be 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions, a total of 20 minutes.
Submissions should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or to the relevant session convenor.
Submissions for oral and poster abstracts are due on 20 July 2018. Acceptance of your abstract will be made via email by 10 August 2018.
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 12 October 2018 or the paper will be removed from the programme.