ASHA 50th Anniversary

26 November 2020 marks fifty years since the inaugural general meeting of ASHA at the University of Sydney. The physical distancing measures associated with COVID-19 have meant that planning for face-to-face celebrations remain on hold, however we have a growing number of online inititives to mark the occassion. Smaller physical events may be held later …

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2021 Online Conference

Recent events have brought about much change in the way society functions- individually, as a community, as a nation and globally. This year’s ASHA conference pivots towards this change with presentations in multiple formats and webinars streamed across Australasia and around the world. We will feature papers and sessions about transitions in the broadest sense, …

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ASHA 2021 Annual General Meeting

Date: Thursday, 21 October 2021 Time: 6:30 - 8:30pm Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Melbourne/Sydney/Canberra) Official Venue: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year's AGM will be an online event. A meeting link will be sent to all ASHA members closer to the date. The AGM Agenda can be viewed here. All annual reports can be viewed here (login required). Committee …

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ASHA Awards 2022 – Nominations close

The ASHA Awards are back in 2022 and again the ASHA Committee is looking to recognise recent achievements by the Australasian archaeological community through these awards.     Details of the 2022 program can be seen here. The ASHA Committee are asking the ASHA community to nominate reports, theses or projects for the following awards: R. Ian Jack …

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Landscapes of Production and Punishment – The archaeology of convict industry

Online

Due to the success of the online ASHA conference in 2021, we will be hosting a series of bi-monthly online seminars in 2022 to showcase the great research currently being undertaken in Australia.  The talks will run for 45 to 50 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. The seminars will offer a great opportunity to …

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Free

CAS-ASHA Archaeology Symposium 2022

Peninsula Theatre National Museum of Australia, Canberra, ACT

The annual CAS-ASHA Archaeology Symposium be held within the ACT and Region Heritage Festival as it has been in the past.  This year it will return to the National Museum of Australia and be held within the Peninsula Theatre with sponsorship from the NMA. The event will be themed with the Curiosity theme of this year’s …

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Discover Archaeology Week – Heritage Festival 2022

Marrickville Library and Pavilion Marrickville Library and Pavilion, 313 Marrickville Road, Marrickville, NSW

Discover more about Inner West archaeologists and their work as part of the 2022 Heritage Festival. Curious to discover what archaeologists do, where they work and what they find? Join local Inner West archaeologists in an exploratory display of artefacts including those from the recent excavation of Fenwick’s building in Balmain and the old Marrickville …

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Preliminary results from an archaeological investigation of the Port Arthur convict workshops, 1830-77

Online

An online lecture presented as part of the National Webinar Series 2022 in partnership with National Archaeology Week. Labour was at the heart of convict Australia. It defined the lives of all sentenced men and women, much more so than the episodes of brutality and inhumanity which capture our imagination today. In this talk I …

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ASHA Archaeology Trivia Night

Online

The Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) will be hosting an online trivia night from 6pm-8pm (AEST) on Tuesday 17 May 2022 as part of National Archaeology Week (NAW) 2022. The event is open to ASHA members and non-members across Australasia who are studying, practice or have an interest in archaeology in Australasia. If you …

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Free

The historical archaeology of Australia’s place in the colonial Indian Ocean world and ASHA Archaeology Awards Winner Announcement

Online

Due to the success of the online Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) conference in 2021, ASHA will be hosting a series of bi-monthly online seminars in 2022 to showcase the great archaeological research currently being undertaken in Australia. The talks will run for 45 to 50 minutes, followed by a Q&A session. The seminars …

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ASHA Victorian Members Social Event – Celebrating National Archaeology Week

The Royal Melbourne Hotel 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne, Victoria

Please join us at a social evening for ASHA Victorian members at part of National Archaeology Week. ASHA is supplying a range of grazing plates which include hot finger food, pizza and antipasto platters (gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian options can be easily organised, just notify [email protected]). You will be pleased to note that Happy Hour …

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Rookwood Tour for National Archaeology Week 2022

Jewish Holocaust Memorial (Martyrs Memorial) Jewish Holocaust Memorial (Martyrs Memorial), Necropolis Circuit, Rookwood, NSW

Join the Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (ASHA) on a free walking tour of Rookwood Necropolis led by Archaeologist, Dr Siobhan Lavelle OAM, as part of National Archaeology Week 2022. Rookwood Rookwood Cemetery, or to use its formal name, the Necropolis (City of the Dead), forms its own suburb occupying almost 3 square kilometres between …

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