EXARC Conferences, Meetings and Workshops

The virtual world is very important for EXARC, but nothing beats meeting other members in person - people with similar professional interests and backgrounds. EXARC regularly organises conferences offering a platform from which to present yourself and your activities / research, but also a place for more informal exchanges of experience. Those conferences and meetings are open for both members and non members. Besides our own conferences, EXARC often co-hosts conferences or sessions in many different countries.

2019 October - Reconstructive and Experimental Archaeology Conference (REARC), USA

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REARC (SEAPT)

This year the REARC meetings are scheduled for October 25th and 26th in historic Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Center for Historic Preservation at the University of Mary Washington will host Friday presentations. On Saturday, REARC craftspeople will hold a variety of demonstrations/workshops at the historic Ferry Farm site – George Washington’s childhood farm. Conference participants will have the opportunity to take part in these activities while touring this important historic site.

2020 March - Documentation Strategies in Archaeological Open-Air Museums, Berlin (DE)

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There are probably about 3,000 archaeological house reconstructions around the world, most of them in archaeological open-air museums. This means we have already a huge amount of information and experience “locked-in” these buildings. The same is true for all other craft activities carried out in open-air museums. A lot of knowledge relating to crafts is known as tacit knowledge, meaning difficult to transfer using words. It is learned through experience.