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Archaeological Research in Progress 2019

1st February 2019 | Categories: Conference, Research

Planning is underway for the Archaeological Research in Progress (ARP) conference which will take place on Saturday 25 May 2019  in Edinburgh. The Society is managing the event this year (with our partners Archaeology Scotland) and we are keen to put together a programme reflecting the most exciting new research findings and best practise in archaeology from across Scotland and beyond.  If you would like to take part in this highlight of the archaeology calendar please see the Call for Papers below, and feel free to forward this to any interested colleagues.

The ARP conference also provides an opportunity for sponsorship, please see the information below.

Archaeological Research in Progress 2019 – Call for Papers

Scotland’s national annual Archaeological Research in Progress (ARP) conference will take place on Saturday 25 May 2019 in the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), George Street, Edinburgh. The Society hosted event aims to cover archaeological research in progress from around Scotland covering all periods.

Do you have exciting research findings that you would like to present at the ARP this year? We are inviting proposals for 20 minute papers that demonstrate the most up-to-date information and best practice. Please submit the following information to by end of Sunday 17 February 2019.

Our aim is to programme a breadth of chronological and geographical projects from across Scotland and beyond. So, even if you have nothing you wish to contribute yourself, we are also asking you to nominate research relating to Scotland that you would like to see included in ARP 2019!  For this we will require a short description of the research and contact details for the researchers.

We will get back to you as soon as possible to let you know if you are on the programme (and ask for images for publicity if you are). The event will be recorded and available online free to view afterwards on our website.

Travel expenses will be reimbursed and accommodation paid for where necessary for a single presenter per paper included in the programme. For further information contact Simon Gilmour or call 0131 247 4115.
Sponsorship Options and Opportunities
We are also seeking support to help us deliver a quality conference in a prestigious venue.  Costs are increasing and we wish to keep ticket prices as low as possible so external support is vital. The wide range of sponsorship support we normally receive towards ARP also helps to demonstrate collaboration and highlights cross-sector support for the rapid dissemination of archaeological research.

Supporting the one day conference provides you with the opportunity to promote your organisation while also supporting rapid knowledge dissemination, research excellence and interdisciplinary collaboration.  Sponsorship benefits include branding on all print and digital programmes, the opportunity to display material at the conference and delegate places:

– Sponsor acknowledged on the ‘supporter thank you’ page of the Society’s website

– Sponsor’s support included on the Society’s online lecture archive in perpetuity (hosted on You Tube)

– Editorial and logo acknowledgement as event sponsor in one of the Society’s biannual Newsletters distributed to some 3,000 Fellows and partners worldwide

– Acknowledged as the sponsor in social media related to the event or project

– Acknowledged and warmly thanked as sponsor by the Society President in opening and closing addresses of the sponsored event with sponsor’s logo prominently displayed

All contributions, in cash or in kind, are welcome so please do contact Andrea Kaszewski ( if you would like to discuss ways you can be involved in the 2019 ARP conference.

We look forward to hearing about your research and your ideas for research from elsewhere to be included.

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