Postgraduates at Cardiff University would like to invite postgraduates and early
career zooarchaeology researchers to an AHRC supported networking event on
the weekend of 14th -15th November.
At present there are very few specialist forums for students of
zooarchaeology, present their research to other zooarchaeologists and gain
skills of dissemination, presentation and networking in an academic context.
This event will provide an informal setting for zooarchaeologists to meet, to
provide an opportunity for dialogue, discussion and debate and to act as a
springboard for presentations at larger academic conferences. After the
inaugural meeting we hope to develop a dedicated bi/annual
postgraduate/early career zooarchaeology event that will be hosted at other
British and European universities.
This initial meeting is scheduled to take place in November to maximise the
number of new postgraduate students who could benefit from attending the
event and also to allow recent post-graduates (e.g. Masters students) to
present their dissertation research. If you are interested in presenting your
work in the form of either an oral presentation or a poster please get in touch
with a title as soon as you can so we have an idea of numbers. The
conference may take place over either one or two days depending on demand.
The deadline for oral presentation and poster abstracts is 1st October. Oral
and poster presentations will be restricted to zooarchaeology students and
early career researchers, although attendance by the wider academic and
professional community is encouraged to maximise networking opportunities
and knowledge transfer.
The initiative is supported by the AHRC which allows us to offer prizes for the
best posters and oral presentations. In addition, ten travel/subsistence grants
of £60 each will be available – these will be made available to those offering to
speak who have no other form of financial support. We will arrange overnight
accommodation with other post-graduates or in a local hostel to minimise
The Organising Committee