Dear friends and colleagues,
Summer is well under way and so it is time to give you an update on PaM business!
EAA BERN 2019
This year’s EAA annual meeting will be held in Bern, Switzerland, from 4-8 September 2019.
We have been working with the conference organisers to try to identify the PaM sessions that should not be held at the same time. Obviously with 12 sessions in three days it’s not possible to prevent overlaps and timetabling such a big conference is no easy task, but hopefully our input helped to avoid too many clashes. The preliminary conference schedule (sessions only) is now available here. In addition, we have collated over 16 pages of accepted presentations to PaM sessions and PaM-relevant topics in a PDF attached to this message. So prepare yourself for three intense days of PaM-research in Bern!
On Wednesday 4 September there will be a meeting in Bern of the PaM Community, to which you are all invited. This will be a chance for you to meet your fellow PaM members and to discuss the activity of the Community so far and in the future. If there is anything in particular that you would like to discuss at the meeting please let us know ahead of time (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we can make some dedicated time for discussion.
Last year we didn’t have time to widely advertise the creation of PaM before our meeting in Barcelona, and so we know that people didn’t have a chance to put themselves forward as Chair or Co-chair or for elections to take place. While the two of us are more than happy to continue in our roles for the next two years, we also want to give other people a chance to take a leading role in PaM – so if you are interested in becoming Chair or Co-chair, let us know by 5 August! If anyone comes forward, we will organise a ballot of PaM members to choose the Chair and Co-chair for the next two years.
On the evening of Friday 6 September we will organise an informal meet-up in Bern for PaM members – more details on this closer to the time but put it in your diaries now!
OTHER CONFERENCES & CALL FOR PAPERS
The meeting of the UK Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) 2019 will be held in London and includes the session “Palaeolithic societies, sociality and social life: archaeological perspectives 20 years after Gamble (1999)”. PaM members may be interested in this Call for Papers – please email Jennifer French (email@example.com) or Fiona Coward (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
JOB OPPORTUNITIES & SCHOLARSHIPS
The University of Vienna is advertising (deadline: 18 September 2019):
- a tenure-track Professorship for the field of Methodology and techniques from the Palaeolithic to the Neolithic: link
- and a tenure-track Professorship for the field of Geoarchaeology: link
The University of York is advertising (deadline: 31 July 2019):
- a three-year fixed-term Associate Lectureship in Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology: link
PaM is now on Facebook! Thanks to our colleague Silje Bentsen, we could accomplish one of the requests from the Barcelona meeting and now have a Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PaMCommunity/ – if you are a Facebook user, have a look, “like” the page to keep updated, and help Silje keep the page lively with posts and news!
EAA’s international peer-reviewed European Journal of Archaeology (EJA) would warmly welcome more contributions from the PaM community. More information about the journal and instructions for contributors can be found at https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/european-journal-of-archaeology#
Got something to share with the PaM Community? If you have a short message (up to 150 words) that you would like to be included in the next email to the PaM Community in August 2019 (job opportunities, conference announcements, calls for papers), please send it to email@example.com.
Need some publicity on Twitter? If you have something specific that you would like us to tweet/retweet, just send us a DM at @EAAPaM with the details.
Please feel free to distribute this email among your networks as you wish. You can also direct anyone who is interested in joining the Community or our external mailing list to this link, where they will find all the relevant instructions: https://eaapalaeomesocommunity.wordpress.com/get-involved/
Look forward to seeing many of you in Bern!
All the best,
Sonja and Natasha