It is almost time for Current Archaeology Live! 2022, which will run from 25 to 27 February. We have an excellent line-up of leading archaeological experts ready to share their latest thinking on all aspects of the past, and, like last year, the event will be entirely online.
In order to make the event as accessible as possible, all the talks will be pre-recorded, and will be uploaded to the Current Archaeology YouTube channel for you to enjoy at your leisure during the conference weekend. To join in, simply visit our website at www.archaeology.co.uk/live (where you will also find more information about the 2022 CA Awards) or go directly to YouTube at www.youtube.com/c/CurrentArchaeology during the conference weekend. The videos will be available on all three days, so you can watch them in whatever order you prefer, at your convenience, with no concerns about sticking to a prescribed timetable (though unfortunately you will need to provide your own tea and biscuits during the breaks!).
As the talks are pre-recorded, we won’t be able to facilitate the usual live Q&A with speakers, but you will find a form on our website for submitting any burning questions. Simply visit www.archaeology.co.uk/live and pop any questions you have into the box, and we will pass them on. Answers will be posted on our website after the conference, once we have collated responses.
Over the course of the conference our speakers will be covering a lot of ground, taking us from a Neolithic portal dolmen in Wales (see CA 380) and prehistoric roundhouses in the Outer Hebrides (CA 382) to the Roman frontier at the Antonine Wall and the medieval abbeys of Iona (CA 381) and Fountains (CA 382) – as well as a host of exciting sites in between. You will have the opportunity to learn more about some of the fascinating projects we have featured in CA over the past year, including talks from Paul Murtagh from Archaeology Scotland on the archaeology of football and its social benefits (CA 382), Hella Eckardt (University of Reading) and Philippa Walton (Birkbeck, University of London) on the Roman finds from the River Tees at Piercebridge (CA 378), Tony Wilmott from Historic England on Roman Richborough (CA 382), and many more besides. We hope you will join us for another stimulating and enjoyable conference!
Also, if you are reading this before 7 February, there is still time to vote in the 2022 Current Archaeology Awards (sponsored by Oxbow Books, Butser Plus, and Wessex Insurance Services). Visit www.archaeology.co.uk/vote to cast your vote for the people, projects, and publications you would like to see recognised this year. We will then announce the results of the awards online on Friday 25 February, as well as the winners of our sister Current World Archaeology’s Photograph of the Year competition (sponsored by Hidden History Travel).
SPEAKERS (with titles, where confirmed)
Cladh Hallan’s roundhouses
Professor Mike Parker Pearson
Trellyffaint and uncovering dairy farming in Neolithic Wales
Dr George Nash
Iron Age coins in Britain: new advances through Linked Open Data
Dr Courtney Nimura
The Antonine Wall distance stones
Dr Louisa Campbell
Bridge over troubled water: the Roman finds from the River Tees at Piercebridge in context
Professor Hella Eckardt and Dr Philippa Walton
Monasteries in the Viking Age: Iona after AD 800
Dr Adrián Maldonado
Rediscovering Fountains Abbey through conservation technology
Airfields and their potential for study
Dr Robert Clarke
Visualising Iron Age Shetland
Dr Li Sou
Prehistoric diets in the Southern Levant
Dr Shyama Vermeersch
The archaeology of Japan
Professor Simon Kaner
Beginning Beyond Notability: excavating the archives for women in archaeology, history, and heritage in Britain 1870-1950
Dr Amara Thornton
Playing the past: the archaeology of football and its social benefits
Dr Paul Murtagh
Dr Dora C Y Ching
Conserving Stonehenge: the most major works on the sarsen lintels since the 1950s
Dr Heather Sebire
Dr Katherine Huntley
The first pharaohs
Professor Aidan Dodson