The CAA UK committee have opened the call for papers for the 2021 online conference. The 2021 CAA UK conference will be held across two half days in December (10th – 11th) and this year’s theme is an open call. We encourage proposals for 20 minute papers as well as discussion panels around recent themes and research within computational applications and quantitative methods in archaeology. Please send a suggested title and a short abstract (250 words) through to the Chair, Lawrence Shaw (firstname.lastname@example.org), by 17th October 2021.
This year’s conference will be a repeat of that seen in 2020, with the event hosted across Zoom rather than in person. In addition to this, the committee are pleased to announce the introduction of the new CAA-UK Post Graduate Award. This award looks to acknowledge postgraduate research undertaken at Masters level and will present a £100 prize to one researcher. To be eligible, participants must submit a paper proposal for the conference which covers their masters research theme and inform the committee that they wish to be considered for the award. Submitted proposals that are accepted for consideration will be judged by the CAA-UK committee members across the conference and the winner will be announced shortly after the final paper. For more information about the award or if you have any questions, please contact one of the committee members.
Finally, the CAA-UK committee are also looking to expand and appoint a new general committee member. This will bring the committee up to four members and it is hoped that this individual may take on management of the CAA UK web pages. If you wish to be considered for this role, please email the CAA-UK secretary stating you wish to be considered and provide a covering statement. For more information about this role or if you have any questions, please contact our secretary Victoria Donnelly (email@example.com).
The conference program is now available for download.
Due to 2020 being a particularly challenging year we will be holding a EGM rather than a AGM during the conference this year. The constitution states at AGM agendas should be available 21 days before it takes place. As this was not possible this year please find the agenda downloadable here. If members have an concerns about this process please contact the Chair.
Minutes from the 2019 AGM in Bournemouth are also available from here.
The CAA-UK 2020 conference and EGM will be held on 17th December and hosted online by Royal Holloway University of London.
The theme of the event is “Equality, Diversity and Accessibility”. Papers were invited for presentations that engage or align with this theme in relation to computational approaches to archaeology, and how we examine and present the past.
The conference is free to attend this year and will be hosted online. Tickets are available from here
The conference program is now available to download
The CAA-UK 2019 AGM will be held on Saturday 5th October 2019, 12:30-14:20.
A copy of the agenda can be downloaded here
A draft version of our to be discussed GDPR policy is here.
A draft version of our to be discussed Individual rights access policy is here
The current chair of CAA-UK will be stepping down in October 2019 after three and half years in post.
James has served the first term of his office and has decided not to run for a second term. As an Executive steering member for CAA-International he believes that others should come forward so that that they can be given the opportunity to become more involved within the CAA community.
The UK Chapter of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA) therefore invites CAA-UK members to apply for this UK steering committee position.
Registration for the next annual meeting of the UK Chapter of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology is now open. CAA-UK 2019 will be held in Bournemouth on the 4th and 5th October 2019 at the Bournemouth International Centre.
Tickets can be booked here. The full programme will be available next week.
This year’s meeting aims to focus on what lies ahead for digital and computational approaches to archaeology, to discuss future horizons for the field, and how state-of-the-art and upcoming technologies and approaches will continue to revolutionise how archaeology is done, what questions it addresses, how the past is thought about and how heritage is presented to the public.
We look forward to seeing many of you in Bournemouth in October.
The Call for Papers for the 2019 meeting of CAA-UK chapter is now online. Click here for details.
The next annual meeting of the UK Chapter of Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology (CAA-UK) will be held in Bournemouth on the 4th and 5th October 2019 at the Bournemouth International Centre. The conference will be run in conjunction with the BFX Festival which is the UK’s largest visual effects, computer games & animation festival.
The CAA-UK 2018 AGM will be held on Saturday 27th October 2018, 12:30-13:00.
A copy of the agenda can be downloaded here
The preliminary schedule for CAAUK is up and registration is open (see both below). We have full tickets and concession tickets for those that can not afford to pay the full price. There is no criteria for concession tickets except for need. If you can not afford the full price then purchase a concession ticket.
Ticket sales will end when we have reached our fire capacity limit for the building (160) or October 19th, whichever comes first. Because of catering we can not accept purchases of tickets at the conference as we need to book food a week in advance.
You can attend one day or both days of the conference and each ticket includes CAAUK membership.
Group Travel and Bursaries
We are looking to support the travel of groups – University society, companies, just a bunch of friends interested in great archaeology and computing, etc. If you could get in touch with us right away if there will be several of you traveling and we can see if we can support you. Individuals will be considered too but preference will be given to groups.
Donations help us support bursaries and travel for those who are having financial difficulties. Please consider donating when purchasing a ticket.
Thank you and we hope to see you in Edinburgh.
This is the preliminary schedule for the conference so it is subject to change.
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