2017 Conference

Travelling Stories: connecting people and landscapes

Travelling Stories: connecting people and landscapes is the first joint conference of Interpretation Australia and the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology. It aims to pull together folk with the ultimate aim of creating a greater understanding for all of the environments in which we live.

This will be a conference with a difference, one that will travel in its venues from Launceston to Hobart via key natural and cultural heritage places through Tasmania!

When: 10 - 14 October 2017

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The conference convenors and organisers have already identified some key conference topics and programme spaces where these will be jointly addressed. We are now seeking suggestions from people who wish to propose and organise standalone sessions and/or workshops. These might be organisation- specific but we are open to suggestions that could be of interest to delegates from both organisations.

Session organisers are responsible for recruiting papers; introducing and timing the session; managing questions and concluding the session. Sessions are 100 minutes in duration and are designed to accommodate five papers of 15 minutes with 5 minutes for questions or 4 papers of 20 minutes duration and a concluding discussion period of 20 minutes OR a workshop.

To facilitate the timely completion of the conference programme we ask that session proposals be submitted to the Organising Committee by Monday 3rd July.

Proposals should take the form of a session title, a 150 word (maximum) description of its aims and scope that can also serve as text for the printed programme, and name(s), address(es) and contact details for the session convenor(s). Proposals must be submitted to the Organising Committee at:

While venue space has been reserved for hosting concurrent sessions in Launceston and Hobart, we cannot guarantee that all session suggestions can be accommodated.


Tues 10 October Arrive in Launceston – Welcome evening event
Wed 11 October Launceston sessions
Thur 12 October Travel day Launceston to Hobart via Midlands
Fri 13 October Hobart sessions + conference dinner (end of conference)
Saturday 14 October Optional Hobart site visits or trip to Port Arthur Region


Registration is now open. Conference registration is administered by Port Arthur Historic Sites. To register, go to their website and follow the appropriate instructions.

Conference rates

Conference rates
Event Early bird
(until 31 August)
Full rate
(after 31 August)
Full: student/ unwaged/ pensioner $375 $425
Full: ASHA/IA member $400 $450
Full: ASHA/IA non-member $475 $525
Oura Oura Tour - Tue 10th $20
PA Historic Site Tour and Seminar $50
Conference Dinner Full Fare $120
Conference Dinner Concession $95
Papers: single day $200


We would like to thank the following conference sponsor:

Port Arthur Historic Site