Portable Antiquities Conference: Archaeology, Collecting, Metal Detecting

The International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies and the Council for British Archaeology are organising and hosting a major conference titled Portable Antiquities: Archaeology, Collecting, Metal Detecting.

This will take place in Newcastle upon Tyne on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th March 2010.Due to the high level of interest already expressed, there is a wider call for papers. Staff at the Council for British Archaeology and the International Centre for Cultural and Heritage Studies would like to thank those who have already offered papers, and would urge interested individuals to send an abstract of no more than 200 words to Suzie Thomas, suziethomas@britarch.ac.uk  by no later than Friday the 8th of January 2010.We anticipate there being a lot of interest in this conference, and remind potential contributors that papers should look at the current issues facing those involved and interested in portable antiquities, whether from an archaeological, collecting or metal detecting background. Papers should address recent research, new initiatives and ultimately discuss what the future holds for portable antiquity management and protection in the UK and further afield.For general enquiries or to be kept informed with conference updates, contact Suzie Thomas suziethomas@britarch.ac.uk.