Looking back, looking forward for La Trobe Archaeology
As part of La Trobe University’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, all are invited to ‘Looking back, looking forward for La Trobe Archaeology.’ This day-long event will bring together students, staff, alumni and others over four sessions to connect past and present members, showcase La Trobe Archaeology’s research and capabilities, and build pathways for future work opportunities and research-industry collaborations.
The first session will be a panel discussion on career pathways by alumni. The second will include discussion and demonstration of La Trobe Archaeology’s research capabilities and cutting-edge technologies, and how they can facilitate research-industry collaborations. The third session will comprise a conversation with Emeritus Professor David Frankel, Emeritus Professor Jim Allen and Professor Susan Lawrence. In the final session, past and present members and others will have the opportunity to meet and reconnect over light refreshments.
At the conclusion of the day, an informal dinner will be held at The Eagle Bar, La Trobe University.
Date: Friday 19th May 2017 (National Archaeology Week 2017)
Time: 9am until 5pm
Venue: West Lecture Theatre 2, La Trobe University (Bundoora campus)
Please note that the day event is free, but registration is essential.
Session 1: Alumni reflections on working in archaeology and cultural heritage management
This session will comprise a panel of alumni from La Trobe Archaeology who will offer their experiences and insights on building a career and working in different spheres of archaeology and cultural heritage, from undergraduate studies to government agencies, archaeological consulting companies, museums, universities, heritage councils, international scientific advisory bodies and beyond.
Session leaders: Janine Major and Shaun Canning
• Richard Fullagar (Centre for Archaeological Science, University of Wollongong)
• Meg Goulding (Heritage Council of Victoria; Ochre Imprints)
• Adam Magennis (Boon Wurrung Traditional Owner; La Trobe University)
• Anita Smith (UNESCO; ICOMOS; La Trobe University)
• Maddison Miller (Heritage Victoria)
• Peter Waldie (Museum Victoria)
• Jamin Moon (Aboriginal Victoria)
• Wendy Beck (University of New England)
• David Clark (La Trobe University)
• Sarah Hayes (La Trobe University)
Session 2: La Trobe Archaeology now – building research-industry collaborations
This session will showcase La Trobe Archaeology’s research capabilities, and discuss how cutting-edge technologies at La Trobe Archaeology can encourage detailed, multifaceted and collaborative approaches to investigating, visualising and preserving our past. Techniques that will be discussed in relation to their potential applications in archaeology and cultural heritage management include:
1. 3D laser scanning on different scales from landscapes to the field to the lab, as well as their use in virtual and augmented reality simulations;
2. Archaeophysics techniques such as Archaeomagnetism, Ground Penetrating Radar, Gradiometry, portable X-Ray Fluorescence (pXRF), Raman and Environmental Scanning Electron Microscope Spectroscopy; and
3. Geoarchaeological applications using archaeomagentism and micromorphology
Session leaders: Andy Herries and Ilya Berelov
Session 3: A conversation with Emeritus Professor David Frankel, Emeritus Professor Jim Allen and Professor Susan Lawrence
This conversation with Emeritus Professor David Frankel, Emeritus Professor Jim Allen and Professor Susan Lawrence will focus on past, present and future directions of La Trobe Archaeology, and the challenges and opportunities that face students, researchers and professionals in archaeology and cultural heritage management.
Moderator: Jillian Garvey
Session 4: Looking forward – developing work opportunities and collaborations
The final session provides the opportunity for students, staff, alumni and others to meet, reconnect and create work opportunities and collaborations over light refreshments. Professionals and researchers working in different areas of archaeology and cultural heritage management will also be available for one-on-one discussions about graduate opportunities and research projects.
This session will also include a slide show featuring photos of past and present La Trobe archaeologists.