2021 ASHA Conference

The Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) is pleased to announce that the annual conference will be run from Melbourne between 18 - 22 October 2021.

The conference will be hybrid-style with both in-person presentations and webinars. The general conference format will comprise several webinars spread over Monday 18 – Thursday 20 October, a face-to-face event in Melbourne on Friday 21 October with paper sessions that will also be broadcast on Zoom, a tour of the ICS Conservation Centre / Heritage Victoria Archaeology Research Centre and a walking tour of notable Melbourne archaeological sites.

This will be followed by a get together at a venue in the city. A full-day tour of the Goldfields, and a visit to a normally off-limits World War Two Internment camp on Saturday 23 October 2021 will also be part of the conference itinerary.

Registration fees and tour costs will be announced soon.

Call for Session Organisers and Papers

This year’s theme Archaeology of Transition will provide plenty of scope for session organisers and presenters.

If you would like to chair a session, please indicate your intention via the email address listed below. If you have a paper that you are keen to present, please email the abstract via the same address. Please indicate if you wish to give a full-length (15 minute) paper or a short (6 minute) paper.

The deadline for session chairs is 1 August 2021.

Abstract submissions will close on 1 September 2021.

Further information including proposed sessions will be announced in the coming weeks.


Please send all paper and session organiser submissions to: [email protected]