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CHAT at the King's Manor

Posted on 3 November 2012

Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory, 16-18 November 2012

One of the most exciting and interdisciplnary of archaeology conferences is coming to York, 16-18 November 2012: Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory or 'CHAT'. In the year Britain hosted the Olympics, CHAT's tenth conference takes as its theme the concept of an Olympiad, comprising a celebration of achievements to date, and looking forward to new future directions. CHAT is always innovative, exciting, surprising and challenging ... the research presented takes archaeology to the very margins and often beyond, exploring for example material culture from the recent past from perspectives other than archaeology: psychology, anthropology, history or artistic practice for example.

John Schofield, Head of the Archaeology Department and a regular at CHAT conferences, says: 'We are thrilled to be hosting this important conference It is fast becoming a highlight of the conference calendar for everyone who likes their archaeology on the edge, and sometimes beyond it. CHAT may not be for everyone, but for those who attend its not easily forgotten'. The conference is now open for Registration. Details can be found at: