Connected Pasts workshop

Thoughts from Connected Pasts 2014 workshop and meeting

This week I spent Monday and Tuesday at the Connected Pasts workshop and meeting in London, learning about network and complexity science and its application to archaeology and the past. The two days consisted of a three hour workshop introducing and exploring one of a number software packages which can be used to analyse networks … Continue reading Thoughts from Connected Pasts 2014 workshop and meeting

8th Experimental Archaeology Conference, 2014

Once again things have been quiet here during the end of 2013 as I've been working on supporting colleagues in Oxford who are producing the 8th edition of the UK Experimental Archaeology Conference. I think it went very well, with the organisers Christophe Snoeck & Chelsea Budd doing a great job and Merton College providing … Continue reading 8th Experimental Archaeology Conference, 2014

ISA poster featured on Better Posters

I was amused a few years ago to find this poster presented at one of the International Symposium of Archaeometry's poster sessions: It's currently experiencing a little fame(?) over at the Better Posters blog. DoctorZen has some good ideas of how to improve this poster without even resorting to using bigger pieces of paper!

Miljana Leuven town hall

International Symposium on Archaeometry 2012, Leuven Belgium

The International Symposium on Archaeometry (ISA) is a week-long conference that's held biennially. It's the big conference for archaeologists who use scientific techniques to generate data on archaeological sites, objects or issues. This year it was in Leuven, Belgium, and I was extremely pleased to win funding from the UCL Graduate School and the Institute … Continue reading International Symposium on Archaeometry 2012, Leuven Belgium

ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 3 – Biomaterials and Bioarchaeology)

I’m currently at the 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry in Leuven, Belgium, where I have a poster to present. I’ll be writing a proper conference review when I return, but in the mean time I’ll be making informal collections of the tweets and discussing the conference here on a daily basis. There are also collections … Continue reading ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 3 – Biomaterials and Bioarchaeology)

ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 2 – Metals and metallurgical ceramics)

I'm currently at the 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry in Leuven, Belgium, where I have a poster to present. I'll be writing a proper conference review when I return, but in the mean time I'll be making informal collections of the tweets and discussing the conference here on a daily basis using Storify. The following … Continue reading ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 2 – Metals and metallurgical ceramics)

ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 1 – Stone, Plaster, Pigments, Chronologies).

I'm currently at the 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry in Leuven, Belgium, where I have a poster to present. I'll be writing a proper conference review when I return, but in the mean time I'll be making informal collections of the tweets and discussing the conference here on a daily basis using Storify. The following … Continue reading ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 1 – Stone, Plaster, Pigments, Chronologies).

6th Experimental Archaeology Conference, York, 2012

Wow! I got back from the 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference on Sunday evening, and it's taken a few days for me to collect my thoughts. I was presenting a paper on 'Teaching and learning in Experimental Archaeology' (abstract here), which is one of the reasons I have been quiet recently. Along with proof-reading and chapter-writing … Continue reading 6th Experimental Archaeology Conference, York, 2012

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Tips on writing an abstract for a conference paper

Presenting at conferences is an important part of entering academic society, and grad students are usually encouraged to present their PhD work at least once to a major conference. But before you even get to the stress of writing a presentation, you have to be successful in the scrum that is abstract submission. Considering the … Continue reading Tips on writing an abstract for a conference paper