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 Membership [join online]

Who can join WAC?

WAC membership is open to members of the public, as well as to students and scholars. We have members from around 100 countries. WAC aims to bring people together to protect the past, promote ethical archaeological practice and redress some of the global inequities of our contemporary world.

Benefits of WAC membership?

  • Voting for regional representatives to the WAC Council
  • Eligibility to apply for WAC grants and awards
  • Receiving Archaeologies: Journal of the World Archaeological Congress
  • Supporting the many critical activities that WAC carries out worldwide
  • Reduced price of registration at World Archaeological Congresses and InterCongresses
  • Discounts of between 20% and 30% on books published in WAC book series.

Duration of membership

When joining WAC, you can choose between 1-year and 4-year membership.  Please note that WAC membership is based on the calender year - for example, whether you join WAC in January, May or November, your membership of the year concerned will expire in December.  However, regardless of the month in which you joined WAC, you will be given paper/electronic access to all the issues of the WAC journal Archaeologies for the year concerned.

You can also choose to pay in advance for the membership for the coming year(s).  For example, you can pay in November for the membership starting in January of the following year. 

How can you pay the membership fee?

Using the PayPal online system is the safest, simplest and fastest way of paying your membership fee.  You can also make payment by bank transfer, but in this case you would need to cover the transaction charge.  Should you need further information, please contact WAC Membership Secretary (address indicated below).

Country Rates

WAC uses a two-level dues structures that includes higher rates for members of certain countries. These fees help to support the lower dues for students, retired members, and individuals in countries where personal incomes are lower.

Rate A: Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, Singapore, South Korea, USA and Western Europe.

Rate B: All countries not listed in Rate A.

Sponsoring Subscriptions & Donations

Peter Ucko's family have asked that anyone who wishes to remember Peter in a practical way should make a donation to a special fund for indigenous participation at WAC meetings.

We also invite individuals and organisations to sponsor the membership of people from economically disadvantaged countries.

Donations can be made below:

Donation Amount: USD

Who is a student?

We consider students to be those that are currently enrolled in a recognised university undergraduate or postgraduate course, except those doing a post-doctoral fellowship.



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For further information about joining WAC, please contact the WAC Membership Secretary:

Akira Matsuda
University College London
Institute of Archaeology
31-34 Gordon Square
London, WC1H 0PY
Work: +44 (0)20 7679 7495