As you are aware, we had to postpone the 41st Association for Environmental Archaeology fall meeting to be held in Groningen, The Netherlands, to 2021. We have however been able to come up with a great alternative. Based on the four themes planned for the conference, we will organize four webinars, to be held in September and October. Each session will have a keynote speaker (30 minutes) addressing the various aspects of sustainability and environmental archaeology. This presentation will be followed by two presentations (15 minutes each) by early career researchers (ECRs), preferably PhD students in the final stages of their research.
To attend the AEA webinars registration is required. Registration is free for both AEA members and non-AEA members. Through the registration we will forward you a link a couple days ahead of each webinar that allows you to join the session.
The link for the registration is:
Session 1: September 15th 7pm (CET) – Sustainability of the Profession – Dr Gill Campbell – Historic England & Chair of the AEA
Session 2: September 29th 7pm (CET) – Sustainability in the Past – Dr Kristina Douglass – Pennsylvania State University
Session 3: October 13th 7pm (CET) – Sustainability and the Environment: Dr Camilla Speller – University of British Columbia
Session 4: October 27th 7 pm (CET) – Social Sustainability: Prof. Christine Hastorf – University of California, Berkeley
The full program is available here: 41st AEA Webinars program
Biographies of the keynote speakers are available here: Keynote speaker biographies
The goal of this conference is to address sustainability in the field of environmental archaeology. Sustainability is a key issue in societal, political, and scientific debate. The pressing need to create a more sustainable future is reflected in the United Nations’ ‘urgent call to action’ detailed in seventeen SDGs. This raises the question of how the issue of “sustainability” is or should be incorporated into archaeological research, practice, and discourse.
The seventeen goals and the concept of “sustainability” will be central to the 2020 AEA webinars. They are addressed and explored through four themes: “Sustainability of the Profession”, “Sustainability in the Past”, “Sustainability and the Environment”, and “Social Sustainability”. Through these themes the webinars will revolve around the concept ‘sustainable environmental archaeology’, exploring it from different perspectives and topics.
For more information see: https://envarch.net/events/41st-aea-conference-groningen/
The 41st AEA Organization team (Nathalie Brusgaard, Canan Çakirlar, Merit Hondelink, Youri van den Hurk, Arnoud Maurer, Mans Schepers, Taravat Talebi Seyyedsaran, and Francesca Slim)