Lording over Time

16 August 2017

This year’s leading Theoretical Archaeology Conference comes to Wales

One of the highlights of the archaeological calendar, the Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) conference, will encourage the exchange of latest knowledge and new ideas on the theme of Time at Cardiff University this year.

Topics for 2017 range from the archaeology of early medieval Wales to the application of post-humanism with more than 35 parallel sessions running over three days.

350 participants from as far afield as Scandinavia and the USA are anticipated at the international conference.

Chair of the organising committee Dr Ben Jervis, who specialises in Medieval Archaeology at Cardiff, said:

"It is a real privilege for us to welcome established and early career researchers to Cardiff for TAG 2017. TAG is always a very friendly and supportive conference, where some of the most innovative ideas which shape our discipline are aired for the first time. The breadth of subjects being covered through the conference programme will ensure that this is a vibrant, informative and stimulating event."

A large number of the University’s Archaeology staff and students will be presenting their research at the conference, some for the first time. Attending for free, students from the School of History, Archaeology and Religion have the opportunity to learn about cutting edge research from across the archaeological spectrum direct from practitioners from around the world.

For latest updates including announcements of the much anticipated Antiquity Keynote Lecture and live conference posts, follow TAG on Twitter. Call for papers remains open until 25 August.

Founded in 1979, TAG aims to promote debate and discussion of issues in theoretical archaeology, running conferences in the UK and worldwide each year, at levels affordable for the archaeologists of the future.

TAG 2017 is organised in partnership with a number of Welsh heritage bodies, including CADW, the National Museum of Wales and the Clwyd-Powys, Dyfed, Glamorgan-Gwent and Gwynedd Archaeological Trusts.

TAG 2017 runs at Cardiff for three days (18 – 20 December).

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