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Events are still largely online due to Covid-19, although some organisers are hoping to run live events later in the year. Readers should contact event organisers directly for the most up-to-date information on specific events, conferences, workshops, etc.

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New MA Course in Applied Sciences to Cultural Heritage

The Cultural Heritage Department at the University of Padua has just announced a new study track, held completely in English, in Applied Sciences to Cultural Heritage, Materials and Sites, of the Master’s degree in Archaeological Sciences. This new course has been created in partnership with the Geosciences Department and is aimed at archaeologists, chemists, mineralogists and conservation scientists.

2 Sep 2021

2021 QEST Applications for Funding Opening Soon

QEST Craft Funding Application

The Queen Elizabeth Scholarship Trust (QEST) awards scholarship and apprenticeship funding of up to £18,000 to talented and aspiring craftspeople working in a broad range of traditional and contemporary skills, from farriery and thatching to jewellery design, glassblowing and millinery. The next application round is open 12 July - 16 August 2021.

12 Jul 2021 to 16 Aug 2021
16 Aug 2021

M&M 21 (Microscopy & Microanalysis)

Call for oral or poster presentation at the M&M 2021 meeting, August 1-5 2021.

It is likely this will be a hybrid physical/virtual conference. Symposium A11 will explore the use of portable instrumentation, hyphenated techniques, and emerging analytical methods for the analysis of art and cultural heritage objects.

For more information, please see the meeting website:

1 Aug 2021 to 5 Aug 2021

Online Presentation: At Home with Master Dyer Kencho Dekar of Bhutan

Treasure Caretaker Training

8AM Los Angeles, 11AM New York time, 4PM London, 8:30PM Delhi, 9PM Bhutan, 11PM Shanghai

Treasure Caretaker Training presents:

• Master Dyer Kencho welcomes you to his traditional studio, his garden for natural dyes, and his home for tea
• Kencho Dekar is the author of Traditional Dyeing in Bhutan
• Ask Kencho Dekar your own questions about traditional dyeing

To register, send your email to The link will be sent to you an hour before the zoom

3 Aug 2021

Young Researchers in Archaeometry (YRA) Workshop

The committee of the 4th edition of "Young Researchers in Archaeometry" (YRA) is excited to announce the workshop event organized from 24th to 27th August, 2021.

YRA offers young archaeometry researchers the opportunity to present their research in a friendly environment surrounded only by young students from the same field. We would like to welcome all persons involved in archaeometry research of different nationalities and levels, from master students to first postdoctoral fellows.

24 Aug 2021 to 27 Aug 2021

10 AGENTS OVER 10 MONTHS Seminar series


Join us at online forum #6 POLLUTANTS of our 10 AGENTS OVER 10 MONTHS series with guest speakers David Thickett, Jean Tétreault and Lisa Addison.

31 Aug 2021

Archives & Records Association Conference 2021

WE LOVE RECORDS - Sustainability, Diversity, Advocacy

One conference; three themed days; five parallel streams; 100 speakers; 20 hours of content; 30 days to catch up on demand from the comfort of your own home !

Registration for the ARA Annual Conference 2021 is now open.

This virtual conference has been carefully designed to provide you with access to many more hours of live and recorded content and commentary with all sessions available to view for up to 30 days after the conference closes.

1 Sep 2021 to 3 Sep 2021

Virtual Symposium on Palaeontological Preparation and Conservation

Call for Poster Abstracts

#sppc2021 will be held online as part of the virtual meeting of the SVPCA (Symposium on Vertebrate Palaeontology and Comparative Anatomy). SPPC2021 will be a 'posters only' meeting, with no 'platform presentation' talks, but there will be an opportunity for informal Q&A sessions with the poster authors. 6th September 2021, hosted online by the Geological Curators Group

6 Sep 2021
31 Jul 2021

EAA 2021 - call for papers on Archaeometallurgy

EAA would like to invite you to submit your abstract to our archaeometallurgy sessions at the upcoming conference of the European Association of Archaeologists 2021 in Kiel. Contributions that involve conservation of archaeological metal in any sense are very welcome in one of the following sessions:

- #499: Widening the Horizons of Archaeological Metalworking Studies - Part 1
with presentations of 6 slides in 6 minutes

8 Sep 2021 to 11 Sep 2021
11 Feb 2021