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Voices from Isolation

2020 has been an unprecedented year globally, and for Australian archaeology, resulting in isolation across the continent, mobilities severely reduced, and active research projects halted. As a result, AAA is embracing the technologies implemented to ameliorate these difficult times, and for the first time moving its annual conference online.

As we emerge from the greatest crisis of our time, we are reminded of other crises faced in times past. Too often the voices of those most closely affected by upheaval are silenced. For this conference we challenge participants to reflect on past events that have silenced many (including Indigenous people, women, the poor or the incarcerated), denying the voices of those from below. How can we balance the range of isolated voices to encourage collaborative narratives of what is important archaeology, sensu lata, in 2020?

We welcome sessions and papers representing the breadth and depth of Australian archaeology. We particularly welcome session and papers addressing the conference theme on isolation.

We acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as the traditional owners of the lands and waters where we meet, live and work.


7 – 10 December 2020


Online Event


Registration (Free)

Open Online



Will include presentations, posters and networking

Important Dates – Call for Sessions

Call for Sessions/ Abstracts Closes: 21 August 2020
Session/ Abstract Acceptances: 11 September 2020
Presenter Registration Due: 9 October 2020 (free)
Presenter Test Sessions: 16 – 20 November 2020
Live Presentations: 7 – 10 December 2020

Important Dates – Call for Posters

Call for Posters Closes: 11 September 2020
Poster Acceptances: 25 September 2020
Presenter Registration Due: 9 October 2020 (free)
Poster Submission Due: 30 November 2020
Posters Live Online: 7 December 2020

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