The second Public Archaeology Twitter Conference will take place on 17 November 2017. The theme of the conference will be:
An Equitable Archaeology?
We are currently devising a timetable and details will be posted here in due course.
We are holding this conference to continue our attempts to challenge the status quo in terms of communication, diversity and inclusivity. After all, conference attendance has many issues, such as funding and accessibility, so these formats can contribute information which can be used to make archaeology more accessible within as well as outside the profession.
Conferences that cost over £400 to attend are no longer financially viable for most people. Conferences that charge large fees and discuss public and community archaeology are excluding the participants, communities and colleagues with whom we work who do not have access to travel and conference funds, those with caring responsibilities, those with disabilities, or simply those who do not have enough time to travel long distances. There needs to be an alternative.
The hashtag for the November 2017 event will be #PATC again.
If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to use the contact page or tweet us @LornaRichardson or @James_Dixon
See you on the 17th!