Instructions for Contributors

Hello contributors!

First of all, thank you very much for proposing your paper for the first ever Public Archaeology Twitter Conference! You took a leap of faith and now we have a programme of 56 papers, 61 ‘speakers’ from seven countries and eight time-zones spread over 14 hours!

This is an experiment, but, having been inspired by the World Seabird Twitter Conference, it makes sense to share and adapt (i.e. nick) some of their hints and tips from their experiences.

You have been given a time slot in which to tweet your research based on your geographic location. Make sure your account is not private and your tweets are not protected, otherwise we will be unable to see them.

Draft your tweets ahead of time in order to avoid issues during the event.

  • Presentations have 15 minutes each and are allowed a maximum of 12 tweets (each tweet is 140 characters). Tweet one per minute or similar, which will then allow some time for questions or comments.
  • Every tweet should be numbered and start with the hashtag #PATC (e.g., 1 #PATC). You could try replying to yourself with each tweet, so that they are displayed together on Twitter.
  • Your tweets should start with an introductory tweet (which includes your theme tag – see below).
  • Links and pictures are encouraged!

Theme tags for the introductory tweets only are:

  • #archpol – Public sector archaeology
  • #indarch – Archaeology by the public
  • #commarch – Professionally-led community archaeology
  • #openarch – Open Access archaeology
  • #pubarch – Academic public archaeology
  • #arched – Archaeology and education
  • #archmedia – Archaeology and media