Open Science Practices in Environmental Archaeology: new date and call for papers now open

Open Science Practices in Environmental Archaeology: new date and call for papers now open

The rescheduled AEA Spring Conference 2021 will be taking online on Saturday 24th April 2021.

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).

Most of our speakers from 2020’s planned event will be presenting, but we have some spaces for a few more talks. We are particularly keen to receive contributions on the subjects of open education and the ethical aspects of open science.  Please send a title and abstract of up to 250 words to aea2020spring@gmail.com by 11th December 2020.

Registration will open in January 2021.

We look forward to seeing you all digitally!

Lisa Lodwick, Tom Maltas, Tina Roushannafas and Rubi Wu

University of Oxford