Get involved

After 3 conferences, ASA has proven to be a successful and hugely beneficial conference series for students, both for those who present papers and posters and those who organise the conferences. Students and their universities alike are realising the potential ASA has to be a significant academic and social occasion for the next generation of archaeologists, across the discipline and even across the world with a wonderfully diverse delegation at ASA3 in 2015.

ASA relies entirely on the support of students, so if you are passionate about the integration of students in archaeology and allied disciplines, how about getting involved with the ASA National Committee or applying to host the fourth ASA conference at your university in September 2016? Continue reading for information on both of these fantastic opportunities.

ASA National Committee

The ASA National Committee comprises of student representatives from universities across the UK. Each member individually spreads awareness of ASA amongst fellow students of their university in person and online, and meet via Skype every 2-3 months and at the ASA conference each year to discuss the future direction of ASA and how the conference series can be even better. More information about the National Committee can be read in the ASA Constitution on the National Committee page.

The future of ASA depends on enthusiastic undergraduates and postgraduates willing to champion ASA's mission of Developing Integrated Archaeology. If you wish to join the National Committee for 2015-16, please email a statement of interest, up to 200 words in length, to contact.asaconference [at] gmail.com by 21 September for consideration by the retiring National Committee. The new National Committee will be announced and inducted by the retiring committee on 28 September.

ASA4 Organising Committee

The Organising Committee is crucial to the success of the ASA conferences each year. It comprises a small group of undergraduate and/or postgraduate students from one university in the UK and has the responsibility and enjoyment of organising a conference that year for ASA. The organising committee has full responsibility for securing facilities, managing the finances, and devising the theme and sessions, the social events and outreach of the conference. This allows the organising committee to have a lot of creativity in putting on a unique and memorable occasion.

If you are a group of students (undergraduate and/or postgraduate) at a UK university, other than ASA2 and ASA3 hosts Reading and Edinburgh, in 2015-16 and wish to organise and host ASA4 at your university in September 2016, fill in the application form, here, and submit it to the National Committee at contact.asaconference [at] gmail.com by 21 September. 3 universities placed bids to host ASA3 and the chosen organisers at Edinburgh set the bar high, so researching the questions on the application form and reading the Constitution of the Annual Student Archaeology conference series is advised. The successful applicant will be announced on 28 September.

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