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The University of New England (AU)

Member of EXARC
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The University of New England has a well-earned reputation as one of Australia's great teaching, training and research universities. Through its leading role in the provision of distance education, UNE has contributed to the nation's development over more than half a century. Today, UNE is extending its global reach through the adoption of the latest communication technologies, and is recognised as an innovator in flexible online education.

Archaeology at UNE has a national and international reputation for research and teaching across a diverse range of areas. These include the discovery and description of the ‘hobbit’ (Homo floresiensis) in Indonesia, research into stone tool ‘design space’ and cognitive evolution, analysis of the history of commensal and domesticated animals, patterns of exchange in the Bronze Age of southern Arabia and the Near East, and the landscapes of global colonialism reflected in the 19th Century convict system in Australia.

Conference Session: Archaeological Landscapes in the Museum

Date
Event
For Professionals
Organised by
Nordwestdeutscher Verband fuer Altertumsforschung e.V. (DE)
Archäologisches Landesamt Schleswig-Holstein (ALSH), Schleswig (DE)
Country
Germany

The 83rd conference of the Northwest German Association for Archaeological Research will take place in Heide, Holstein (DE). One of their sessions is particularly interesting: the meeting of the workgroup „archaeological museums” of the German Museum Association. This conference will be in German. 

Hygge&Heritage seminar

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Event
For Professionals
Organised by
World Heritage Sites’ Boost to local services -project
Country
Finland

Hygge [hue-gah] is Danish word to describe an atmosphere of warmth, wellbeing, and cosiness when you feel at peace and able to enjoy simple pleasures and being in the moment.

Bridging Ages Conference

Date
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Event
For Professionals
Organised by
Bridging Ages Foundation
Country
South Africa

The Conference is directed at interested individuals, staff, managers, historians, social workers, community development workers, tourist guides, educators, researchers and volunteers working within the domain of museums, municipalities, schools, universities, youth development agencies, non-governmental organisations, the Department of Arts and Culture and more especially, individuals within t

Mission á ICOM Paris: The ICOM June Meetings 2018

Roeland Paardekooper (NL)
The International Council of Museums or ICOM has 41,000 members worldwide, all of which are museum professionals. In a span of six years, ICOM grew from 31,000 to 41,000 members; Europe makes up 84% of members, whilst individual members total to 93%. As a member you are entitled to an ICOM Membership Card, which gives you free entrance to thousands of museums worldwide...

Conference Review: African Conference on Experimental Archaeology 2018 from a Volunteer’s Point of View

Joshua Kumbani (ZA)
The first Experimental Archaeology conference on African soil (ACE 2018) brought people from near and afar. Without knowing it I found myself among the Local Organising Committee of the conference. Each day was a learning curve as I sat in on those meetings and was also assigned to do certain tasks as we were preparing for the conference...

Latin America’s First Congress about Heritage Interpretation

Date
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Event
For Professionals
Organised by
El Colegio de Michoacán (MX)
PUP Global Heritage Consortium
Servicio Nacional de Aprendizaje (CO)
Universidad de Costa Rica in Grecia (CR)
Paraíso, Centro Científico Tropical (CR)
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala (GU)
Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía (MX)
Universidad Científica del Sur (PU)
Country
Mexico
Peru
Guatemala
Colombia
Costa Rica

Seven institutions in five countries are organizing the First Latin American Congress for Heritage Interpretation which will take place 23–25 October 2018. The Congress will be a virtual teleconference for which each country will provide one or two transmitting locations.

Excavation and Experimental Archaeology

Date
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Event
For Public
Country
United Kingdom

This is a rare opportunity to link excavation and long-term reconstruction, and a small ream of volunteers with some excavation experience are required for this collaborative project between the Dyfed Archaeological Trust and the University of Liverpool on behalf of the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

Re-Creating an Aboriginal Earth Oven with Clayey Heating Elements: Experimental Archaeology and Paleodietary Implications

Maurizio Campanelli,
Jane Muir,
Alice Mora,
Daniel Clarke and
Darren Griffin (AUS)
Earth ovens may relate to different ancestral cooking techniques, serving specific needs and functions. In eastern and south-eastern Australia, they were a significant element of a thriving pre-colonial Aboriginal culture. However, today it is extremely rare to find such structures well preserved. Based on archaeological and historical records...