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Archaeological Research in Progress 2023 – Call for Papers

20th January 2023 | Categories: Conference, Uncategorised

We’re excited to announce that this year’s Archaeological Research in Progress (ARP) conference will take place on Saturday 27 May 2023 as a hybrid event, online and in person at the Augustine United Church in central 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 and best practise in archaeology from across Scotland. We aim to cover archaeological research in progress from around Scotland covering all periods.

Do you have exciting research either in progress or recently completed that you would like to present at ARP this year?

We are inviting proposals for 20 minute presentations that demonstrate the most up-to-date information and best practice.

We welcome proposals from anyone, at any stage of their academic career, as well as independent researchers. Your presentation could be recent updates on excavations, commercial or lab research, the key factor is that your work is recent – usually occurring in the last 12 -24 months.

Not sure if your work is right for the conference? Feel free to contact Dr Simon Gilmour at and we’ll be happy to advise you.

Please submit the following information to Jade Dent at by end of Monday 20 February 2023:

Our aim is to programme a breadth of chronological and geographical projects from across Scotland, presented by a wide range of people. 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 2023!  For this we will require a short description of the research and contact details for the researchers if possible.

We will get back to you as soon as possible after Monday 20 February to let you know if you are on the programme (and ask for images for publicity). All presentations will be recorded and available online free to view afterwards on our YouTube channel.  The more engaging the presentation the better – we’ll also provide support and advice for anyone unsure about presenting.

Presentations will be grouped for presentation on the Saturday, with a free live Q&A hybrid session after each group to provide the opportunity for the public to engage further with your research.

We have a small honoraria fund to help offset costs where necessary for a single presenter per paper included in the programme. For further information contact Andrea Kaszewski

Keen to advertise at our event? We also have sponsorship opportunities for the conference.

We look forward to hearing about your research!

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