ACASA Students Conference for Archaeological Research (ASCAR)

20 februari 2014

ASCAR is an archaeology conference on May 23rd organised by MA and rMA students of ACASA. During the conference, graduate students present research from their theses and/or tutorials.


The idea for this conference emerged out of curiosity: what are the ACASA Archaeology students up to? What is their research about? Which theoretical approaches are they engaged with? What kind of results do they have, and what kind of obstacles have they encountered during their research?

Moreover, we felt that there was a need for a small-scale conference where presentation and discussion skills can be practiced at a graduate level.


On the afternoon of Friday 23 May, every speaker will hold a presentation of 15 minutes at most. Every presentation will be followed by 5 minutes of discussion. At the end of the day there will be drinks, and an award will be handed out for the best presentation.

There will also be a brand new opportunity to publish your findings. On the ACASA website further information about this start-up will be announced shortly.

ASCAR offers you

  • An accessible platform for sharing your research and receiving feedback.
  • An easy way to find out about research done by fellow graduate students.
  • The opportunity to practice your presentation and discussion skills in a small-scale setting.
  • The opportunity to put a publication on your cv.
  • Inspiration and new contacts.

Do you want to present?

Please contact us before 11 April 2014 at:, and send us the title of your presentation, as well as an abstract of about 200 words.


ASCAR 2014 is organised by:
Geert Overmars (rMA Archaeology UvA)
Annabelle de Gast (rMA Archaeology UvA)
Marjan van den Berg (rMA Archaeology UvA)
Student unions Trilithon (UvA) and Underground (VU)

For more information, please send us an e-mail at: .


Allard Pierson Museum
Nina van Leerzaal
Oude Turfmarkt 127
1012 GC Amsterdam

Gepubliceerd door  Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen