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Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference

CASA3 – New Frontiers

13-15 September 2019, McDonald Institute, Cambridge




The Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge is pleased to host the third Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology Conference (13-15th September 2019). This year’s conference theme, “New Frontiers”, invites undergraduate and postgraduate students alike to share their own innovative research and views in archaeology, history, cultural heritage and biological anthropology.

With the theme “New Frontiers”, we are especially interested in papers that re-examine archaeological datasets or artefacts in new ways, challenge conventional views in archaeology and/or present novel ideas to the field. However, papers of all and any type are welcome and actively encouraged!


About the Conference 

CASA is ultimately a conference organised for students, by students!

The Cambridge Annual Student Archaeology (CASA) Conference is a unique platform designed for archaeology students of all levels to share and discuss their research. CASA aims to provide an accessible, relaxed, and engaging environment for students to introduce their work and receive constructive feedback, allowing them to refine vital presentation and communication skills before entering the world of professional academia.

Students are invited to submit a paper on their research, to be presented (by poster or podium presentation) at one of five themed sessions running at this year’s conference. Prizes will be awarded to the best presentation from a student at each level (Undergraduate, Masters and PhD). Delegates will also have the opportunity to attend a range of extracurricular activities arranged around the conference, promoting an archaeological event which is inclusive, reflective, and above all, fun.

CASA builds on the success of the Annual Student Archaeology (ASA) conference series, which ran from 2013-2016 at various locations across the UK, including the universities of York, Reading and Edinburgh []. By giving a voice to the next generation of archaeologists, regardless of age or experience, CASA 3 hopes to promote greater integration between different academic audiences, enabling the field of archaeology to be more comprehensively explored and ultimately, understood.

If you would like to organise a session, please fill out the application form. Please send your completed form to:




The CASA conference series could not run without the generous donations of our sponsors. Those who have supported CASA this year are as follows: