The Division of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge is pleased to host the newly founded Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference. This year’s conference theme, ‘learning through archaeology’, invites undergraduate and postgraduate students alike to share their research and innovative views on the past, in order to encourage an integrated, interdisciplinary approach to the study of archaeology and cultural heritage.
The Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology (CASA) Conference is a unique platform designed for archaeology students of all levels to share and discuss their upcoming research. CASA aims to provide an accessible, relaxed, and engaging environment for students to introduce their work and receive constructive feedback, allowing them to refine vital presentation and communication skills before entering the world of professional academia.
Students are invited to submit a paper on their research, to be presented at one of six themed sessions running at this year’s conference. Prizes will be awarded to the best presentation from a student at each level (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD), with an award for Sixth Formers also up for grabs. Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend a range of excursions, workshops and extracurricular activities arranged around the conference, promoting an archaeological event which is inclusive, reflective, and above all, fun.
CASA will build on the success of the Annual Student Archaeology (ASA) conference series, which ran from 2013-2016 at various locations across the UK, including the universities of York, Reading and Edinburgh. By giving a voice to the next generation of archaeologists, regardless of age or experience, CASA hopes to promote greater integration between different academic audiences, enabling the field of archaeology to be more comprehensively explored and ultimately, understood.
See the CASA webpages for more info: arch.cam.ac.uk/casa