Call for Abstracts

You are invited to submit paper and poster abstracts to present at the AAA2022 Conference. When submitting an abstract you will need to:

  • Provide a title, author(s) and affiliation(s)
  • Nominate ONE session theme into which you would like your presentation scheduled
  • Indicate whether the abstract is an oral presentation (15 minutes plus 5 minutes Q&A) or a poster presentation
  • Provide a 300-word abstract (maximum 2050 characters including spaces)
  • Agree to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics, Sexual Harassment Policy 2012, Discrimination Policy 2012, Equal Opportunity Policy 2012 and Website and Social Media Policies.

The Conference Organisers reserve the right to reassign your paper if they feel it is more appropriate for another session theme.

Please note that an individual may be the principal author and present only ONE oral presentation and ONE poster at the conference, although they can be subsidiary co-authors on any number of other papers and posters.

Submissions for abstracts close 22 July 2022 extended to 5 August 2022.

Please note: If your abstract is accepted for presentation at the conference, AT LEAST ONE named author on each paper must be registered for the conference by close of business on 30 September 2022 or the paper will be removed from the program.

Presentation Protocols

Delegates and Session Convenors are reminded of the Association’s Code of Ethics regarding protocols for the presentation of any data and/or interpretations of data that relate to Indigenous culture. These protocols require all Session Organisers and presenters to ensure that full prior and informed consent to collect, record, and present data and interpretations relating to Indigenous cultural materials is obtained from Indigenous collaborators and/or owners of data before any presentation is accepted into a session and subsequently presented at the conference, as either a spoken paper or poster. We take this opportunity to reiterate that breaches of the Association’s Code of Ethics can result in the expulsion of members under section 32 of the Constitution.

Paper and poster presenters will be asked to agree to abide by the Association’s Code of Ethics, Sexual Harassment Policy 2012, Discrimination Policy 2012, Equal Opportunity Policy 2012 and Website and Social Media Policies during the submission process.

The first presenter/author of the paper is required to be a member of the Association. Click here to become a member.

Session Themes

To find out more about each Session Theme, please click here.

  • After Archaeology in Practice: Student Research in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management
  • Archaeological Science Insights into Contact and Interaction: The ARCAS Network Session
  • Archaeology in the Top End
  • Beyond Compliance: The Changing Practice of Cultural Heritage Management
  • Entangled Animal-People Encounters in Australasia
  • Global Contacts: Australian Archaeology in Transnational Perspective
  • Human-Environment Interactions: A Joint Session for the Australian Archaeological Association and Australasian Quaternary Association
  • Making Contact with Reality: How has Aboriginal Heritage Changed Since the Destruction of Juukan Gorge Sites?
  • Maritime Encounters and Entanglements
  • Once Upon a Time in the West: The First 50,000 Years of Contact
  • Once Upon a Time in the West: The Last 500 Years of Contact
  • Self-Determination Through Digital Archaeology
  • The Archaeology of First Nation Peoples and Post-Contact Entanglements in Australasia
  • The Problem and Promise of Archaeology
  • Transformative Digital Technologies in Rock Art Research
  • Untangling Encounters: Sharing Teaching and Learning Journeys in Archaeology and Heritage
  • Unusual Encounters: Exploring the Impact of Inter-Human Species Interactions Throughout Human Evolution
  • Voices from the Footnotes of Entangled Encounters: Stories of Often-Forgotten Participants in the History of Archaeology

For enquiries, please contact Julie Jerbic at or phone 0402 189 948.

Important Dates

Call for Sessions *Closed*

29 April 2022 18 May 2022

Call for Abstracts Opens

9 June 2022

Call for Abstracts Closes

22 July 2022 5 August 2022

Abstract Acceptance Notification

12 August 2022

Presenter Registration Closes

30 September 2022

Draft Program Released

7 October 2022


7-9 December 2022

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Contact the Conference Organiser, Julie Jerbic

0402 189 948

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