Karen Elizabeth Waugh Foundation

by Madeleine Hessing and Pete Hinton (secretary@kewaughfoundation.org)

EAA members will be pleased to learn of the creation of the Karen Elizabeth Waugh Foundation https://kewaughfoundation.org/. Amongst many other achievements, Karen was Secretary of the EAA from 2017 until her untimely death in 2019.



The Foundation exists to promote Karen’s values and build on her achievements, all of which align closely with those of the EAA. Transnational collaboration between archaeologists was always close to her heart, and in recognition of a career working (in anticlockwise direction) on the rivers feeding the North Sea, it is the North Sea that lies at the centre of the Foundation’s work. We hope to encourage and support outreach, art, knowledge exchange, study and internships as means of breaking down artificial barriers to cooperation. 

The Foundation is young and not yet ready to receive applications for grants, but we expect to be fully up and running before the next in-person EAA meeting. We will provide more information soon. In the meantime, do please look at https://kewaughfoundation.org/. And if you would like to donate to the Foundation to support its grant-giving activities, please look at the donate page of the website.

The Foundation is incorporated in the Netherlands (Stichting Karen E. Waugh Foundation KvK‐ number 81105983; RSIN‐number 861933540). It is managed by a small committee of Karen’s family and friends, chaired by her daughter Madeleine and is supported by her former company Vestigia ltd.

Photo: Karen Elizabeth Waugh © Vestigia

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Human Agency and Global Challenges: Re-Centering Social Change in Archaeology (24th-26th of February 2022)

by Daniela Hofmann (Daniela.Hofmann@uib.no)

How does change happen? What role do human relationships and decisions play? Are societal changes only generated by external and uncontrollable large-scale events that predict certain types of inevitable trajectories, or do they on the contrary result from small-scale decisions and interactions between multiple and different human and non-human actors?

Archaeological research group “Humans and materiality” calls for papers from scholars of all theoretical persuasions (colleagues from archaeology, social science, history, historical ecology and others) and is happy to offer a platform to discuss these questions together in Bergen!

The conference will have four thematic sessions:

  • Rapid change

Identifying the nature and influencing factors of rapid change (climatic events, migrations, demographic collapse etc), the response from individuals or societies and the resulting impact

  • Resilience and adaptation

Strategies of gradual adaptation, sometimes in spite of considerable social or environmental challenges, and the circumstances under which balanced relations between people and with the environment are achieved

  • Trajectories to/from inequality

Defining factors contributing to (un)equal social relations and the role of worldviews, social and ritual traditions and technological innovations in altering power balances. Is a decrease in hierarchical relations always a “collapse” and is it possible to write narratives of resistance?

  • Scales of transformation

Bringing together multiple scales of social action by looking at same processes from micro or macro perspectives. What can big data models gain from site or regional narratives (and vice versa)? And how can complex multi-scalar models best be modelled and presented?

Confirmed keynote speakers:

  • Dr. Mads Dengsø Jessen, The National Museum of Denmark. • Prof. Mike Parker Pearson, University College London, UK
  • Prof. Neil Price, University of Uppsala, Sweden
  • Prof. Leonardo Garcia Sanjuan, University of Seville, Spain
  • Prof. Liv Nilsson Stutz, Linnaeus University, Sweden
  • Ass. Prof. Kristina Sessa, Ohio State University, USA

We welcome proposals for papers of 15-20 minutes in length engaged with the session themes addressing different modalities of change.

Proposals should not exceed 200 words and are to be sent to: infoarchaeologyconference@uib.no no later than 18th October 2021. They should contain the following information: name, institutional affiliation (if any), a clear indication of which session you would like to speak in, and your Email. This conference is generously sponsored by the Meltzer Research Fund and takes place in collaboration with Bymuseet i Bergen.

For more information: https://www.uib.no/en/rg/materiality/145610/human-agency-and-global-challenges-re-centering-social-change-archaeology


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CIfA2022 annual conference

Theme:  Making a difference: the value of archaeology
Dates: 27 - 29 April 2022
Venue: Apex City of Bath Hotel, Bath UK + online

The Chartered Institute for Archaeologists is delighted to announce that the CIfA2022 conference will be hosted from Wednesday, 27 April - Friday, 29 April 2022. Encouraged by the success of our first digital conference in 2021 and the gradual safe return to in person events, we intend to offer our 2022 conference as an integrated live and digital conference experience. CIfA2022 will incorporate keynote addresses, wide-ranging sessions and training workshops in a live and virtual forum. Across three days, we will discuss current professional issues, showcase new developments, and present research in archaeology and the wider heritage sector. 


CIfA2022 call for sessions

We are calling for proposals for discussion sessions, seminars and CPD workshops which aim to challenge the current climate we operate in. We want these to showcase great archaeology, to stimulate debate, and to look to change how work and how we promote our profession to others.

If you would like to propose a session or CPD workshop to be presented either in person or online, please visit https://www.archaeologists.net/conference to download our session proposal form. The deadline for session proposals is: Friday, 20 August 2021 and a call for papers will follow shortly.

You can find all the latest updates, booking information, news and a full timetable of sessions on our conference website: https://www.archaeologists.net/conference. Follow us on Twitter at #CIfA2022. If you have any questions or comments, do please get in touch with us at conference@archaeologists.net

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BAR Open Access in Archaeology Award 2021

by www.barpublishing.com

We are celebrating the launch of our Open Access publishing program with a new award worth up to £10,000 in value. The award winner, chosen by an independent panel of expert judges, will receive the free OA publication of their monograph. Interested in this exciting opportunity? Or know somebody who might be? For more information and how to enter, click HERE

Open Access provides professional publication of your research and then makes it freely available and discoverable online so anyone can gain from reading and using your work. This has benefits such as reaching a wider audience, increased citations and dispersing new ideas more rapidly which can trigger new research and serve as a catalyst for knowledge.

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Berghahn Books

Berghahn Books are pleased to offer all EAA members 35% off all Berghahn archaeology titles, using the code EAA21. The code applies to physical and e-books, and is valid until 30 September. Visit the website to browse titles at https://www.berghahnbooks.com/archaeology.

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Wadskær Publishing

Wadskær Publishing provides EAA members with 50% off on all archaeology books – please claim the discount by entering the code "EAA50" at https://wadskjærforlag.dk/en/.

Wadskær Publishing has existed since 2019. The Publishing house is specialised in Non-Fiction and Children's Books, but receives manuscripts in all genres.

Wadskjær Publishing was founded by cand.mag. Andreas Valentin Wadskjær Petersen in 2019, mainly with an ideology for publishing archaeological literature. Through his work as a publishing archaeologist, he became acquainted with the various processes associated with book and article publishing, including the economy. Archaeological literature can have incredibly high financial requirements for book publishing, and at the same time without paying royalties to the authors. Therefore, the publishing house was established to produce high-quality archaeological literature without or with minor expenses from archaeologists and museums.

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