Implicit Associations in Archaeology Survey Request

Dear colleagues,

We ask for your participation in a short survey and Implicit Association Test (IAT). It will take about 10-15 minutes total to complete. As part of a study that will examine the presence of implicit biases concerning gender, science, and labor in archaeology, this survey seeks to collect basic data about the study participants and examine the degree of implicit bias that persists among individuals who identify themselves as having a connection to archaeology. In particular, this project aims to test the association of male and female status characteristics with certain types of archaeological labor using an IAT approach. Aligned with this is a test to determine whether “field”-oriented labor and “lab”-oriented labor are perceived to have positive or negative connotations. We also intend to explore whether archaeologists tend to make systematic positive or negative associations with scientific and humanistic approaches. Through these studies, we seek to understand the devaluing of female labor and participation in the field and individual practitioners’ perceptions of gender and epistemological differences in the discipline.

Please feel free to contact us by email if you have any questions regarding this research project. We are happy to answer any questions and supply additional information. This study has been reviewed by the IRB board at Harvard University and equivalent reviews at University College Dublin and Brandeis University. Thank you for your time and consideration in this matter.

Jess Beck (
Rowan Flad (
Laura Heath-Stout (


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Book release announcement

Objects Untimely: Object-Oriented Philosophy and Archaeology

By Graham Harman and Christopher Witmore

Objects generate time; time does not generate or change objects. That is the central thesis of this book by the philosopher Graham Harman and the archaeologist Christopher Witmore, who defend radical positions in their respective fields. In a study ranging from the ruins of ancient Corinth, Mycenae, and Troy to debates over time from Aristotle and al-Ash‘ari through Henri Bergson and Alfred North Whitehead, the authors draw on alternative conceptions of time as retroactive, percolating, topological, cyclical, and generational, as consisting of countercurrents or of a surface tension between objects and their own qualities. Objects Untimely invites us to reconsider the modern notion of objects as inert matter serving as a receptacle for human categories.

UK: April 2023 / US: June 2023 | Paperback | ISBN 9781509556557
Regular price*: £17.99 / $24.95 | *Use code PPB23 at to get 20% off

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Are you TEA’s next photojournalist of the year?

Submit one image (photo or drawing) in portrait* format alongside a max 500-word text and find out!

We archaeologists often find ourselves in strange, beautiful, far-off, and sometimes dangerous places. Whether we work close to our own backyards or in exotic locales, fieldwork is a vital part of the archaeological endeavour.

Continuing the success of last year’s photo competition, we are happy to announce that the EAA is sponsoring another photojournalism competition. This year the theme is


Whether dodging bullets or dodging mosquitos; hopping trains or hopping streams; learning a new language out of necessity or curiosity; making new friends or gaming new enemies; avoiding near-disaster or enjoying the company of new friends; pull on your boots, sharpen your trowel, pack up your bags, and take us with you to one of the wonderful, wacky, or wild (or dreadful!) places that you’ve been to as an archaeologist!


Submissions should be made by email to by 1 August 2023 at 23:59 CET. Each entry should include a single high-resolution (600 DPI) portrait-style image (.tif or .png) with an accompanying text (max 400 words).

The text should describe the subject matter of the photo, as well as its location and archaeological relevance. Some short time should also be spent on describing why it fits the theme; as such be sure to include information on the location, the contexts, and the circumstances presented in the image. The text should be a .word file, and should also include a thumbnail of the image described. In your email text, please state your full name, institution (if you wish it to be posted) as well as your EAA membership number. Please include ‘TEA Photojournalism competition 2024’ in the subject line of the email. By submitting an image to the competition, you confirm that you have or have obtained copyright permission, that you provide permission for TEA to print the image in question as a cover, should your entry be among the winners and you also extend permission to the EAA to use the image with accreditation in its promotional materials.


The three winning entries will have their EAA membership fees waived for 2024 and will receive certificates describing them as “TEA Photojournalist of the Year 2024”. The images will feature on the winter, spring and summer issues of TEA, and will be announced as TEA’s Photojournalists of 2024.


You must be a current EAA Member to enter.

Each Member may submit only one entry, so choose wisely.

You may only submit an image on your own behalf.

The image must be oriented in portrait to potentially fit the cover of a future TEA issue.

You must have copyright permission for the image and you must agree to provide permission to TEA to reprint the image. This includes the possibility of the image being included in a future issue of TEA spotlighting the entries of the competition.

All subject material which answers the competition theme will be considered, though it must also be appropriate to being a cover of TEA.


After closing date, all submissions will be evaluated by a panel (including both professional photographers as well as archaeologists). Those short-listed will be notified by end of August that their entry has been selected for the second round of the evaluation process, which will be by popular vote by Members of the EAA. Before the voting begins, shortlisted entries will be spotlighted on EAA’s social media channels alongside their texts before the final vote. Winners will be notified by 31 October.

*Please note that images which are not in portrait orientation will not be accepted. If you have an image that you would like to contribute that is square or in landscape format you must crop it to portrait before sending it in to the competition.

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“Body and Death” evening lecture series

Since 2021, the German Archaeological Institute has been home to the international Research Cluster "Body and Death". It is as forum to connect projects and researchers who deal with the body in antiquity from anthropological, archaeological, and thanatological perspectives and with human remains from archaeological and museum contexts. In 2023, the cluster invites to a series of public evening lectures for the first time. The lectures will always take place on Tuesdays, always starting at 6 p.m. and always online. All interested parties are cordially invited!

Registration is not necessary. For more information please contact

Cluster 3 “Körper und Tod. Konzepte – Medien – Praktiken“
Evening Lectures 2023

Im Jahr 2023 lädt das Forschungscluster „Körper und Tod“ des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts erstmals zu einer öffentlichen Vortragsreihe ein: immer dienstags, immer ab 18 Uhr und immer online. Alle Interessierten sind herzlich eingeladen! Eine Anmeldung ist nicht erforderlich.

In 2023, for the first time, the German Archaeological Institute Research Cluster “Body and Death” invites you to a public series of evening lectures: always Tuesdays, always starting at 6 pm CET, always online. All interested are cordially invited! Registration is not required.



Rosemary Joyce, University of California, Berkeley

The Distributed Person, the Body, and Life After Death: Long Term History in the Ulúa Valley, Honduras (900 BC-1500 AD)


Vera Tiesler, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

The Human Body in Mesoamerican Thought and Ritual Practice


Joanna Brück, University College Dublin

101 Things to Do With a Dead Body in the Bronze Age


Katharina Rebay-Salisbury, Universität Wien

The Transition from Inhumation to Cremation in Bronze Age Europe


Emma-Jayne Graham, Open University

Inside Out: Embodied Encounters with Anatomical Votives in Ancient Italy


Amelie Alterauge, Universität Tübingen

Von Todesbildern, Körperkonzepten und Leichensäften – Neuzeitliche Gruftbestattungen zwischen Tradition, Repräsentation und Aufklärung

Vorschau Winter 2023/24

John Robb, Cambridge University

[preliminary title: Osteobiographies reconsidered]

Thorsten Benkel, Universität Passau

Dramaturgien des Körperschicksals. Wann ist ein Mensch ein Körper?

Online login details:

Meeting-ID: 633 8076 6786
Passcode: 129982


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