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ASHA-IA Conference Organising Committee

The joint Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology and Interpretation Australia conference will be taking place between the 10th and 14th of October 2017 and will be a conference with a difference. The theme is “Travelling Stories: connecting people and landscapes”. It will bring people together to explore new ways of telling stories about the important landscapes, places and environments in which we live and work. It will be a travelling conference, moving through venues from Launceston to Hobart via key places along the Midlands Highway including the World Heritage-listed Brickendon; Ross; the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary and the Shene Estate.We anticipate the attendance of people from a broad range of disciplines and professions to explore common ground and approaches.

The conference theme will allow for the development of joint sessions and cross-disciplinary discussions about how data and research become transformed into knowledge and how knowledge can be shared with a wide range of audiences in a constantly changing world, as well as the opportunity for each organisation to develop sessions that relate to its professional interests and concerns. The sessions will be in the format of both formal conference sessions and informal integrated field excursions, and will also include some post-conference field trips.

The focus will be on the telling of new stories, using established and developing technologies for better interpretive outcomes, and in reaching audiences that previously may have seemed either physically remote or challenging to engage. We aim to foster new thinking, profitable collaborations and an atmosphere that encourages challenging the status quo.

Call for sessions

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 at: travellingstories2017@portarthur.org.au by Monday 3rd July. For details of what needs to be included, please see the attached flyer.

ASHA-IA Conference 2017 Call for Papers Flyer



Centre for Creative and Cultural Research, University of Canberra, compiled by Richard Morrison

The (ir)replaceable symposium - a discussion about heritage, conservation and future-making - will discuss what happens when conservation is envisioned as future-making rather than preservation. The symposium will be held in the Ann Harding Centre at the University of Canberra at 12.00-5.30pm, on Wednesday 21 June 2017, with a networking drinks event to follow. Questions to be explored include:

Is the past irreplaceable and non-renewable or renewed and remade through heritage conservation?

What can we learn from reflecting on the history of heritage conservation?

How have our current heritage practices and policies contributed to building a more just and sustainable society?

What future risks and opportunities can be influenced by our policies and practices in the present?

The convenors, Tracy Ireland (University of Canberra) and Steve Brown (University of Sydney) - ACHS Aus/NZ Chapter Coordinators - in conjunction with Denis Byrne (Western Sydney University), welcome further ‘provocations’ on these topics, broadly interpreted, to ‘build a constructive, collaborative agenda’ for the Australian and New Zealand Chapter of the ACHS, in the lead up to the 2018 Heritage Across Borders Conference in Hangzhou, China. A full programme will be disseminated in early June. For further information, including speakers and online registration, please see the following link.

https://www.canberra.edu.au/research/faculty-research-centres/cccr/events/irreplaceable

EIANZ Committee

EIANZ's 2017 Annual Conference will be held on Monday 30 and Tuesday 31 October 2017 in Wellington, New Zealand with a welcome function on 29 October and field trips scheduled for 1 November. The theme for the 2017 conference is Tu Kaha: Stand Tall, Fronting up with wicked solutions.

Our environmental work is increasingly confronted by wicked problems: those that seem difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete data; complex and contradictory factors; and the risk of unforeseen consequences.

This conference will focus on wicked solutions/: those solutions that are innovative, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary; that take approaches that can be shared across disciplines; and use tools and techniques that apply in many different environments.

It is time to stand tall, stand together and front up with wicked solutions to ensure that we, as environmental professionals, are leading by example and doing our part to achieve excellence in environmental practice.

Call for papers

The call for papers is open. Submit an abstract by Friday 26 May 2017 at the following link: https://www.eianz.org/conference-information/call-for-papers

ASHA and Interpretation Australia

Travelling Stories: connecting people and landscapes is the first joint conference of Interpretation Australia and the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology. It aims to bring together people to create a greater understanding for all of the environments in which we live. This will be a conference with a difference, a traveling conference from Launceston to Hobart via key natural and cultural heritage places through Tasmania! The conference will be held between October 10 - 14 2017. A draft program is outlined below:


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

For more information, please see the following links:
ASHA conference page
Interpretation Australia conference page



Compiled by Bronwyn Woff

The New Zealand Archaeological Association have announced their annual conference for 2017. The conference will be held in Thames, Coromandel Peninsula, North Island on 21-24 June 2017. Proposals for papers and posters are now being recieved, from topics across all aspects of New Zealand and Pacific Archaeology. And early-bird discount will apply for attendees who register and pay before 30 April.

For more information, please see: https://nzarchaeology.org/event/nzaa-annual-conference-2017




AACAI NSW/ACT

Tickets are now on sale for the Sydney Historical Archaeology Practitioner's Workshop (19 May 2017). Tickets will be on sale until 15 May 2017 unless sold out earlier - book now to avoid disappointment.

The one day workshop is an opportunity for practitioners, students and those interested in historical archaeology to explore best practice, innovations and technology as well as recent historical archaeology projects in NSW. This year's theme is theme ‘views and interpretations – historical archaeology in NSW.’ The day will include keynote speakers, papers, practical demonstrations and discussions all related to current practice in historical archaeology.

Please visit: www.trybooking.com to book your seat.



ASHA and Interpretation Australia

Interpretation Australia and Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology are pleased to announce their joint 2017 conference: “Travelling Stories: connecting people and landscapes”

The conference 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!