AEA Spring meeting 2017

New directions in data visualisation in environmental archaeology

Saturday 29th April 2017 – University of Leicester

Recent AEA conferences (e.g. Plymouth 2015, Rome 2016) have focussed attention on the challenges of Big Data and synthesis within environmental archaeology. For the 2017 spring meeting we would like to develop this theme by exploring new ways of visualising environmental archaeological data. With the development of new analytical methods and an ever-expanding suite of technological solutions for data analysis and visualisation, new opportunities for presenting complex datasets with increased clarity are emerging. Coherent data presentation is critical if we are to achieve meaningful dissemination of environmental archaeological research both within and beyond the discipline. The latter arena is becoming increasingly important as the value of archaeological research in debates and policy development concerning heritage management and responses to environmental change are being made apparent.

The conference will include three formats of presentation: traditional lectures (20 minutes); Ignite format (5 minute presentations with a maximum of 10 slides); and posters. There will be a prize competition for the best student poster (£50). A pre-conference dinner will take place on Friday 28th April (details to follow).

If you are interested in contributing, please send a 200 word abstract to by Friday 24th March 2017. Informal enquiries about other topics are welcomed.

Conference registration fees, which cover attendance, lunch, other refreshments and the conference pack, are as follows:

AEA member: £26

Non-member: £32

AEA student/unwaged member: £16

Student/unwaged non-member: £22

To register for the conference please download this form and sent it to

Organising committee: Richard Thomas, Danielle de Carle, Michaela Bar, Lauren Bellis, Will Johnson, Matilda Holmes, Sian Holmes, Rachel Small

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