2011 VIA International Conference

The Call for Paper and Posters for the 2011 Visualisation in Archaeology International Conference has finally gone live on the conference website — the deadline for submissions is 28 February 2011.  There are some fantastic sessions being hosted by scholars and practitioners from around the world, addressing issues that span disciplinary boundaries.  Plus we have a couple of general sessions for those whose interests may not fall directly into one of the existing topics.  In terms of the latter, we are particularly keen to have contributors experiment with their presentations (e.g., short 5-minute, or remote live-streamed talks).  Here are a few links…

Engaging with the Virtual World? Approaches to Using Computer Games to Represent Heritage. Chairs: Keith Challis & Matthew Smith.

Images in Action: Visualisations as Tools and Arguments in Archaeological Research. Chair: Simon James.

Old Flames: The Visualisation of Light and Colour in Archaeological (Re)Construction. Chairs: Gareth Beale, Nessa Leibhammer, Constantinos Papadopoulos.

Outlining the Past – Archaeology and the Fine Arts. Chair: Sam Smiles.

Plurality of Media: Different Visual Techniques and their Functions. Chair: Stefanie Klamm.

Antiquaries and Artists: Recording Britain’s Past Before 1820. Chair: Bernard Nurse.

General Sessions. Chairs: Various.

The conference will be live-streamed and contributions should be adaptable for publication.  Please email me if you have any questions!

Also, just a note that we hosted the annual Histories of Archaeology Research Network conference on 15 January at the University of Cambridge.  Jodi Reeves Flores (U Exeter) did a fantastic job in organising the event with the incredible support of Pamela Jane Smith.  You can read more about the conference here.