*CANCELLED* AEA Spring Meeting 2020: Open Science Practices in Environmental Archaeology

Saturday, March 28, 2020 to Saturday, March 28, 2020

Open Science Practices in Environmental Archaeology

Association for Environmental Archaeology Spring Meeting 2020

The organising committee have taken the difficult decision to cancel the AEA Spring Meeting on Saturday 28th March due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. It is hoped a similar programme will run early next year as the AEA Spring Meeting 2021.

All Souls College, University of Oxford

Saturday 28th March 2020

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the AEA Spring Conference. We have an exciting programme of 19 talks.


Registration is free, and includes coffee breaks, lunch and a drinks reception.

Please register here.

View the programme here.

An optional dinner will take place at Chutney’s Indian Brasserie at 19:00 on Saturday, at the cost of attendants. Conference attendants are also welcome to join us for drinks (location tbc) on Friday evening.

 The conference is taking place in a historical building. Please contact us in advance with any access requirements and we will do our best to accommodate them

Call for Papers

All aspects of Environmental Archaeology have a shared reliance on the creation, curation and analysis of quantitative datasets – from counts of molluscs and pollen, to isotope ratios and morphometrics. Too often, this data is hidden behind paywalls, difficult to reuse or simply not made available. This conference will discuss the current state of data in Environmental Archaeology and how open science practices can improve the reliability and reproducibility of research. Issues to be discussed include the standardisation of data recording, data sharing, data repositories, linked open data, the creation and longevity of databases and reproducible analysis (Rstats). Papers are also welcomed on any aspects of open research, including open methods, open data, open access publishing and open education across Environmental Archaeology (as broadly conceived).

Please send a title and abstract of up to 250 words to aea2020spring@gmail.com by 13th December 2019.


Travel and accommodation

The conference will be held at All Souls College, Oxford. The main entrance to the college is on the High Street near Catte Street (see map: https://maps.ox.ac.uk/#/places/oxpoints:23232335). The easiest way to arrive is by train, with the college located under 20 minutes from Oxford train station by foot and approximately 10 minutes by car/taxi. National Express coach services and the Stagecoach “Oxford Tube” from London also operate to Gloucester Green bus station which is a 10 minute walk from the college. Please note that the X90 bus service from London will no longer be running from January 2020.

The college has very limited parking facilities, however disabled visitors who need a parking space are encouraged to contact us, as parking may be arranged in advance. Other drivers are encouraged to use the city park and ride facilities at Oxford Parkway (A34), Pear Tree (A44) or Thornhill (A40).

For information regarding accommodation in and around Oxford visit https://www.experienceoxfordshire.org/places-to-stay/. Some college accommodation within the university may also be available and can be searched for here: http://conference-oxford.com/bb-self-catering.


Conference organisers

Lisa Lodwick
Tom Maltas
Tina Roushannafas
Rubi Wu


Contact email: aea2020spring@gmail.com


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