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SAF Conference 2023

Whose Past is It Anyway?

Rethinking 'insiders' and 'outsiders' in Scottish Archaeology

Our next conference will be taking place on the 28th-29th October 2023 in the University of Aberdeen. Scroll down to find our Call for Papers and check back for updates on registration and programme!

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Through the theme of ‘insiders’ and ‘outsiders’ we are looking to highlight efforts to address the under-representation of certain groups within archaeology, both in representations of Scotland’s heritage and in current archaeological practice. While archaeological evidence shows Scotland’s past to have always been one of multiple communities, there is an increasing awareness of inequality remaining within modern archaeological discourse. This year’s conference welcomes spoken and poster presentations on initiatives which challenge pre-conceptions, spotlight marginalised voices and aim to make Scottish archaeology more accessible to the wider community. 

Conference Themes

Our preliminary conference themes are:

  • Crossing physical and conceptual borders

  • Under-represented histories

  • The archaeological community today

  • Reimagining archaeological method

  • Breaking down barriers

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Call for Papers now open!

We are taking submissions for spoken papers and posters relevant to our theme. Deadline for abstracts is the 31st July 2023. Click below for full details and instructions on how to submit!

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