CAS-ASHA Archaeology Symposium 2022 | National Museum of Australia, Canberra | 30 April
Join expert panellists as they explore issues in contemporary archaeological practice. Is the pursuit of archaeology motivated solely by curiosity about our historic and prehistoric past, as it once was? Does it have tangible value? This Canberra Archaeology Society – Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology event is part of the ACT and Region Heritage Festival. The event will feature 4 speakers, followed by a Q&A session.
Please note that entry is by gold coin donation to CAS-ASHA.
Dr Matilda House: Welcome to Country. Matilda is a Ngambri/Wiradyuri Elder who has dedicated her life to the pursuit of social justice for Indigenous people.
Dr Debbie Argue: Three discoveries in human evolution that shook the status quo. Debbie is an Honorary Lecturer in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University.
Professor Mike Smith AM: The Elixir of Deep Time. Mike is a veteran field archaeologist whose career coincided with the explosive growth of archaeological research into Australian prehistory.
Morning tea break (self-funded in Museum Cafe)
Dr Richard Tuffin: Profit and punish? Using digital humanities to understand convict lives and labour (via video link). Richard is a postdoctoral researcher with the University of New England.
Dr Aedeen Cremin: Curiosity, colonialism and ceramics at Angkor. Aedeen is currently researching the involvement of Sri Lanka in the Maritime Silk Road.
11.50am – 12.25pm
Q&A with our panel of speakers
Thank you and close
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/more-than-curious-cas-asha-annual-symposium-tickets-302375201367