Leicester goes to TAG 2018

Staff and students attend conference at the University of Chester
Leicester goes to TAG 2018

Dr Emily Banfield and Yvonne O'Dell at TAG

A keen delegation of staff and students attended the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference held at the University of Chester, 17-19 December 2018. TAG provides an excellent opportunity for archaeologists to share their research, talk theory, and of course enjoy the annual conference party!


Papers presented by School staff and students included:

Composing with Place: A Retextured and Sonified 3D model of the Sculptor’s Cave, NE Scotland Kristina Wolfe, Ian Armit, and Lindsey Büster

Denials of Death? Chinchorro Mummification and Affect Theory Yvonne O’Dell

From Agency and Intention to Agencement and Affect Oliver Harris

Ancient DNA and the Beaker Phenomenon: Social Implications of the New Genetic Data Ian Armit

Names-in-Motion: Thinking through Difference with Affect Theory Yvonne O’Dell


If you’d like to know more about these papers and others presented throughout the conference, you can see a full list of sessions and abstracts here and if you’re Twitter savvy, check out the hashtag #TagDeva to see live tweets from the weekend.

If you’re feeling sore that you missed out, the 41st TAG conference will take place at UCL Institute of Archaeology, 16th-18th December 2019. Follow @TAG_UCL_IoA for updates.

And we are very pleased to be welcoming TAG to Leicester in 2020! Keep your eyes peeled for more information, and if you’d like to be involved with organisation or volunteering, please contact Dr Oliver Harris.

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