World Archaeological Congress


Newsletter: Volume 27 April 2009

Contributions to the next WAC Newsletter due 18th May 2009

Archaeologists Without Borders Workshop

Report on the website of the World Archaeological Congress

Archaeologies of Art Podcast Series Launched!

Call for WAC members to nominate Indigenous people

World Archaeological Congress honors Larry Zimmerman

Dr Andree Rosenfeld

Recommendation on ERA Draft Quality Ranking

WAC-6 Media Releases

WAC-6 Closing Ceremony Speech

Portuguese WAC-6 Media Releases

German WAC-6 Media Releases

Spanish WAC-6 Media Releases

Turkish WAC-6 Media Releases

Czech. WAC-6 Media Release on Iran



WAC Sponsored Sessions or Conferences

WAC supports a range of meetings which are informed by the Codes of Ethics of WAC and the interests of members. Please contact with any additions for this page.

Pacific Island Archaeology in the 21st Century: Relevance and Engagement Koror, Palau, 1-3 July, 2009

The conference - Pacific Island Archaeology in the 21st Century:
Relevance and Engagement - examines how natural and cultural heritage studies and archaeology are relevant to the sociopolitical, economic, and environmental challenges facing contemporary and future societies in Pacific islands. How can knowledge of the past inform current perceptions, decisions, and actions of local communities in relation to their heritage? How do these connections encourage the engagement of researchers with the local community and of the indigenous community with heritage investigations?

Academics, governmental agencies, indigenous groups, and cultural resource professionals are encouraged to present critical discussions regarding the potential significance and contribution of heritage to the resolution of contemporary issues and practical methods for encouraging and developing opportunities for community-based cultural heritage preservation and management.

European Association of Archaeologists
12th Annual Meeting
Cracow, Poland
19th-24th September, 2006

Archaeology in Europe: Global or Parochial?
Arek Marciniak and Claire Smith

Calgary, Canada
11th-14th November, 2006

Global Adventures in Decolonisation: decolonizing archaeology now that everybody thinks of the world as being post-colonial
Claire Smith, Ken Isaacson and George Nicholas

Panel Discussion
Decoding Implications of the Genographic Project for Archaeology
George Nicholas and Julie Hollowell