Call for papers – London Archaeologist 50years

London Archaeologist 50th anniversary conference autumn 2018

Call for papers: Five decades of archaeology in London
Deadline for initial contributions: January 1st 2018

What we know about archaeology in London, how we do it, how we study it and how we manage it has changed
fundamentally in the 50 years since was founded in 1968. To celebrate our golden anniversary we will be holding a one-day conference in autumn 2018, and are seeking ideas and contributions on a range of
topics and themes. We envisage 12 to 14 papers, beginning by considering how what has been done over these decades has changed perceptions of archaeology, and then reviewing changes in approach and practicalities, and the impact these have had. Some of the ideas that might fit in this framework could include

○ landscape, industrial, community, environmental, and standing building archaeology;
○ specialist finds areas such as pottery, accessioned finds and building material;
○ archaeological strategy, and commercial and legal frameworks;
○ voluntary and professional archaeology;
○ heritage, history and archaeology;
○ site management, recording, health and safety, and technical developments;
○ conservation, archiving, and presentation of archaeology;
○ archaeology and the press; personalities shaping the half century.

We would also welcome any ideas for potential contributions of photographs, ephemera, and memorabilia for displays at the conference and publication on this page (see above).

Further information, entry forms and contact details are available on the LA website:


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