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HARN Conference 2015, BHA

January 30, 2015

The abstracts are coming in and I have to say it looks like a very exciting, intriguing and international programme! We have papers about Andean, Caribbean, Italian and British archaeologists, papers about women archaeologists at the German Archaeological Institute of Rome, social networks and the production of culture, interwar racial discourses in classical archaeology and the first Swedish excavation in Greece. And, we have more abstracts to come! It’s looking set to be an amazing event.

We’re proposing publishing the papers from the event in the Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. So, even if you can’t get to the conference you will, hopefully, be able to read the papers. If you can’t get to the conference but you’d like to submit a paper to be published then do contact us. We want to make this event as big as we possibly can, we want to attract as much attention to HARN as we possibly can and we want to celebrate our members and our network as much as we possibly can.

I’d also like to put in a word for the BHA here. It’s peer-reviewed, it’s online and, best of all, it’s open access. As they say on their website ‘This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge’. What more could any researcher ask for? Even before my run in with the Antiquaries Journal, I was a huge fan of open access material, and I’m even more so now! Not only that, but there are strong BHA links to HARN: Professor Tim Murray – erstwhile Editor, now Editor in Chief of the BHA – and the new Editor, Gabriel Moshenska, are HARN members. As are several other members of the editorial team. So, if you have an article on the history of archaeology send it to the BHA – it will be reviewed by people who know their history and you’ll be in the hands of friends. Again, what more could any researcher ask for?

Keep those abstracts coming. Remember the deadlines – HARN Conference early consideration of abstracts is 1 February, and the general one is the 15 February.

The EAA deadline is the 16th of February – early September is going to be a busy time for historians of archaeology!

Have a great weekend,




5 Comments leave one →
  1. Timothy Murray permalink
    January 31, 2015 12:38 am

    Thanks for the plug Julia. I really appreciate the support for the BHA. Cheers Tim

    Sent from my iPhone

  2. Bonnie Effros permalink
    February 1, 2015 5:54 am

    Could you please remind me when the Harn Conference is taking place; I was not able to find reference anywhere as to whether you plan to hold the event before or after the EAA and other basic details. Many thanks! Bonnie

  3. harngroup permalink*
    February 1, 2015 5:20 pm

    Sorry Bonnie – are you on our emailing list? Kate did send out an email a while back so I haven’t been including that rather essential information! We’re holding the HARN Conference on Tuesday 1st of September, so the day before the main EAA sessions begin. Hope that helps

  4. Anna Gustavsson permalink
    February 24, 2015 11:22 am


    I am interested in knowing more about the HARN-plans of publishing in the Bulletin, and of contributing.

    Best wishes, Anna

    • harngroup permalink*
      February 24, 2015 11:58 am

      Anna – at the moment that’s about all the information I have! We’re hoping the papers – given on the day and sent subsequently if people wish to do this – will be of a good enough quality to be published. We approached the Bulletin because it’s the obvious place to publish histories of archaeology and because it’s open access and a jolly good thing.
      When we have more information I’ll be publicising it on the blog so look out for further announcements.

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