Thursday, September 11, 2014

Call for Posters -- Students in Archaeology: Poster Presentation of Recent Fieldwork and Research Projects Related to Archaeology, Repatriation, Preservation and Presentation

Graduate and undergraduate students: Please consider sharing your work!

Our fourth annual student poster event will be held on Saturday October 18, 11am-2pm at Macalester College. The event be funded by an AIA Society Outreach Grant and held in conjunction with a lecture by U of M Law Professor Stephen Cribari on "'Monuments Men (and Women):' Cultural Property in Conflict Today." The lecture will be at 11am, followed by a poster presentation and reception from 12-2 pm that will allow social time and informal discussion while posters are on display.

We encourage students to present posters about their recent archaeological fieldwork or research projects related to archaeology, repatriation, preservation or presentation of antiquities. By presenting the vibrant student involvement with archaeological fieldwork and research projects, we hope to inspire students and the general public and encourage life-long interest in preservation of archaeological heritage. The poster session should also bring together students and professionals from different institutions, and encourage membership in the AIA and its MN Society. We expect that students presenting posters of their work will introduce their classmates, families and friends to the AIA and to its global work.

The AIA Outreach Grant will allow us to contribute toward the expense of printing posters and produce a booklet of abstracts, which will be available to attendees at the Saturday poster event. We will also serve light refreshments and beverages at the Saturday poster event to encourage conviviality while members of the Minnesota archaeological community visit with one another.

To be included in the poster session, students must submit an abstract with the following information via e-mail to Dr. V. Schrunk at by Weds., October 1:

  1. Name of student presenter(s) and academic institution

  2. Title of poster/research project. The title should make the topic clear, including the site’s name and country in the case of field reports (speakers must get permission from the project director to speak about the site and to use any photos).
  3. Abstract of maximum 300 words
Please direct questions to Vanca Schrunk at or 651-962-5740.

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