2017 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference - Call for Papers

Monday, 18 December, 2017 to Wednesday, 20 December, 2017
Friday, 25 August, 2017

The 2017 Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference is taking place December 18-20 at Cardiff University in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom. This year's theme is Time. Cardiff University's Department of Archaeology and Conservation features prominently in this year's conference, with a number of the Department's faculty and postgraduates holding sessions, including the following:

Saving Time: Conservation as a Means for Preserving and Advancing Archaeological Context

Session Abstract - Modern conservation practices and analytical techniques offer an array of information for building archaeological understanding and interpretation. Conservation can be an integral part of archaeological practice, creating informed strategies for proactive research, and to this end can be used as a tool for preserving and furthering archaeological context with appreciable outcomes. Employing experimental methods that advance both real world and theoretical frameworks, archaeological conservators are increasingly being utilised as on-site material scientists, instrumentation authorities, and micro- and macro-excavation specialists. A continuing dialogue between conservators and archaeologists serves to further advance contextual theory while balancing the pragmatic needs of archaeology. This session looks to explore the ways in which conservation can benefit archaeological practice and provide insight before, during, and after excavations.

We welcome proposals that include, but are not limited to, the following topics:
'Reflective practice within archaeological conservation' 'Digital preservation and documentation' 'Innovations in analytical equipment and their use in the field' 'Collaborative projects between conservators and archaeologists'

Papers will be 15 minutes in length, followed by 5 minutes for questions and discussion. THE DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ABSTRACTS IS AUGUST 25TH.

To submit an abstract: Please go to http://tag2017cardiff.org/submissions/ , download the paper proposal form and email to both Ashley Lingle Meeklah (ashlingle@gmail.com) and Jerrod Seifert (seifertjh@cardiff.ac.uk).

For more information regarding TAG 2017, please visit http://tag2017cardiff.org/